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Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) Applications are Invited for the Position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

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The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB) is a growing phenomenon. Located in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala, RGCB began in 1990 amongst humble surroundings as a small charitable society called the Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (C-DEST). In 1991, recognizing its potential, the C-DEST was made a “Grant-in-Aid” institute of the Government of Kerala and renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Development of Education, Science and Technology (RGC-DEST), becoming the first institute in the country to be named after Sri Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minster of India. On April 18, 1994 the Government of Kerala took a landmark decision to restructure the institute into a comprehensive biotechnology center and thus was created the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology. The institute was first managed by the Government of Kerala’s Committee for Science and Technology and Environment (STEC) and subsequently by the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment. The foundation stone for the new building was laid on November 18, 1995 by the then Prime Minister of India, Sri. Narasimha Rao. Exactly seven years later, on November 18, 2002 the then President of India, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam dedicated the comprehensive center to the nation.


This was one of the greatest acknowledgements that any research center in India can get. RGCB had clearly stood up to the trust, confidence and faith put in it by the Government and people of Kerala as well as the Department of Biotechnology that had unflinchingly supported the center through research grants for almost a decade.Our long awaited tryst with destiny became a reality on August 2, 2007 when the Union Council of Ministers chaired by the Honorable Prime Minister approved the take over of RGCB from April 1, 2007. Addressing a press conference on the same day, Mr. Kapil Sibal, Honorable Union Minister for Science, Technology and Ocean Development thanked the Government of Kerala for allowing the Union government to develop RGCB into an institute of international standards. He went on to outline future plans for the institute including state of the art programs in cancer research emerging viral infections and nano-biotechnology.

Job Descriptions:

Applications are invited from Indian Citizens for one position of Junior Research Fellow in a DBT-Ramalingaswami project entitled  “Investigating pneumococcal adaptation to intracellular survival within the host and characterization of macrophage extracellular vesicles for novel vaccine development” in the Laboratory of Dr. Karthik Subramanian at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.


  • Junior Research Fellow


Junior Research Fellow
Essential Qualification (s): The candidate must have a Post Graduate Degree with at least 80% marks and first class Master’s in Life Science/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology from a recognized University and consistent excellent academic track record.

The candidates who have qualified National Eligibility Test – CSIR -UGC NET including Lectureship (Assistant Professorship) or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) or National level Examination conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions viz., DBT-Biotechnology Eligibility Test/ Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences ( JBEEBILS) / ICMR Entrance Exam / Approved DST Inspire Fellowship.

Desirable Qualification (s):
Prior experience with mammalian cell culture, flow cyclometry, ELISA and immunofluorescence microscopy techniques are desirable. Good interpersonal skills to work in collaborative teams. A strong commitment and passion to complete the project.

Minimum Monthly Remuneration

  • ₹ 31,000/- + 16% HRA per month for candidates having with both essential and desirable qualifications.
  • DURATION : Initially for a period of one year and extendable up to three years or till termination of the project whichever is earlier based on performance evaluation

How to Apply

  1. Applications should be submitted online.
  2. Candidates who are currently working in Government firms should send applications through proper channel.
  3. Last date for receiving completed applications is December 12, 2023
  4. If a candidate wishes to apply for different positions, separate applications should be submitted for each position. Selection to the position will not entitle the candidate to any future positions at RGCB (permanent or otherwise). As with all project positions at RGCB, the position will be co terminus with end of the project.
  5. The interview will be held on hybrid mode [offline-online]. The offline interview will be held at RGCB Akkulam Campus and the meeting link for online interview will be send to the E-mail IDs of the candidates who are attending the online interview. The interview dates will be published in the RGCB website later.

Important Date

Last date for receiving completed applications is December 12, 2023.

Job Location 🇮🇳

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB),
Thycaud Post, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 014, Kerala, India
+91-471-2529400 | 2347975 | 2348753

For Additional Information

International Institute of Information Technology Bhubaneswar Application invited from the eligible candidates for the Post of Junior Research Fellow


  • Government Job Opportunity in Rajiv Gandhi Centre For Biotechnology (RGCB)
  • Monthly Salary Rs.31,000/ Per month
  • Job Opportunity for The candidate must have a Post Graduate Degree with at least 80%/first class /Master’s in Life Science/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology/ Microbiology/

🔖 Post Expires on 12th December 2023

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