NCL Opportunity for M Pharm as Project Assistant

 National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune, established in 1950, is a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). CSIR-NCL is a science and knowledge based research, development and consulting organization. It is internationally known for its excellence in scientific research in chemistry and chemical engineering as well as for its outstanding track record of industrial research involving partnerships with industry from concept to commercialization.

Post : Project Assistant-II /- III /- III

Applications are invited in the prescribed Proforma for filling up of position(s) of Project Assistant-II.

No of Posts : 09 (PA-II- Seven, PA-III- Two)

Name of the sponsoring agency : CSIR

Project Code No. : MLP101126

Title of the Project : Design and development of Indigenous Strain Portfolio for the production of Penicillin (PenV-IP)

Minimum prescribed educational Qualifications : Candidates with M. Pharm.,B.Tech. /B.E / M.Sc.Degree in Biochemistry/ Biotechnology / Bioinformatics/ Computational biology/ Chemical Engineering/ Biological engineering/Chemistry/Pharmaceutical or related sciences/Microbiology or Any branch of Life sciences &Analytical Chemistry, Related areas from Recognized University with 55% marks or Equivalent CGPA

Desirable experience, if any

1. PA-III-APG: Work experience in project related scientific management work along with research activity of screening fungal strains

2. PA-III-MT: Work experience in patent informatics and analysis of scientific and market related literature along with good written and spoken communication skills

3. PA-II-AR:Work experience in any of the following: cell scale measurements, molecular biology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, mathematical modeling and/or systems biology

4. PA-II-KAK: Molecular Biology, protein expression and purification skills and some biophysical or bioinformatics knowledge

5. PA-II-MJK: Mass spectrometry, Metabolomics and Biochemical analysis

6. PA-II-VP: Work experience in analytical separations, bioanalytical chemistry, Mass spectrometric method development, high through-put data analysis and analytical systems biology.

7. PA-II-VKR: Experience in fungal cultures, molecular biology, fermentation, downstream processing, and handling of analytical equipments 8. PA-II-MF: Experience/interest in carrying out organic chemistry reactions and analytical techniques

9. PA-II-SD: Experience in Fungal culture maintenance/storage, Fermenter handling, Analytical techniques

Age limit* : 30 / 35 Years

 Job requirement

1. PA-III-APG: Along with research candidate is expected to co-ordinate project work such as indenting, purchase process and co-ordination with team members.

2. PA-III-MT: Scientific and patent literature analysis and report writing, independent thinking and initiative to act as a bridge between wet lab and IP activities

3. PA-II-AR: The position will focus on developing both cell free expression and engineering hosts Yeast/E. coli for Penicillin production and implementing them experimentally.

4. PA-II-KAK: Dedication to research and lab activities.

5. PA-II-MJK:Regular work related to molecular and cell biology, biochemical pathway and mass spectrometry

6. PA-II-VP: The position will focus on implementation of mass spectrometric analytical methods and analysis from cell free extracts and cell culture supernatants for non-ribosomal peptides like penicillin and other small molecules.

7. PA-II-VKR: To carry out fungal fermentation, molecular biology techniques, and handling analytical equipments

8. PA-II-MF: Expected to carry out at least simple chemical transformations and follow up by related analyses.

9. PA-II-SD: Experience in Fungal culture maintenance/storage, Fermenter handling, Analytical techniques

Consolidated emoluments per month :  Rs. 31000/- for(PA-II), Rs. 35000/- for (PA-III)

* Age limit for Project Assistant at level I/II/III/ will be as 28/30/35 years respectively with five years relaxxation for statutory groups and women. Age limit for RA will be governed by CSIR-HRDG Guideline while for Project Scientist it will be based on the age limit given in the table. The engagement will be initially for a period of six months which may be extended or curtailed depending on the duration of the tenure of sponsored project/ satisfactory performance or conduct of the appointee, as the case may be.

The engagement will be purely on temporary basis and shall not be CSIR/NCL appointment, temporary or otherwise and shall not entitle the appointee to any right/claim whatsoever, implicit or explicit, for his/her consideration against any CSIR/NCL post/fellowship.

How to Apply: 

The application in the prescribed Proforma (enclosed herewith) duly completed and signed, together with good quality and clearly readable scanned copies of relevant certificates/ testimonials, latest CV of the candidate, and photograph should be sent by email to by 5:30 pm of August 19, 2020, with the subject as: “MLP101126: Application for PA-II/-III position. Please write the given code mentioned in the Desirable experience & Job requirement column according to your experience”. Please combine the application and all the supporting documents in a single PDF (max size 10 MB), and send it as attachment to the email. Emails with multiple attachments and those received after the closing date and time will not be considered. Only email applications will be accepted.

The prescribed educational qualifications are a bare minimum, and merely possessing of the same will not entitle the candidates to be called for interview. Where the number of applications received in response to this Notice of engagement is large, it may not be convenient or possible to interview all the candidates. Based on the recommendation of the Screening Committee, the Project Leader may restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to reasonable limits after taking into consideration qualifications and experience over and above the minimum qualifications prescribed in the Notice. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the candidates to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of applying.

The list of the candidates short listed by the Screening Committee for being interviewed would be updated online on 25th Aug, 2020. The candidates may also ascertain the information after 25th Aug, 2020 via email to, or through phone: 020-25902647. The interview will be conducted during 27th& 28th Aug, 2020 from 10:00 am onwards online through a suitable medium such as Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, etc. The meeting link will be provided only to the short-listed candidates. No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing for the interview. The candidates recommended by the interview committee will have to join the duty immediately on receipt of the offer of engagement.

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