JOB POST: Project Officers and Project Assistants at RGCB, Thiruvananthapuram [5 Vacancies]: Apply by April 3

By: Rashmi | 25 Mar 2020 2:48 PM

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for 2 temporary positions of Project Officer and 3 temporary positions of Project Assistant at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Project Officer:
    • A First Class Masters Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, Life Sciences or Biotechnology.
    • A minimum of 36 months documented working experience in recognized molecular microbiology and/or virology laboratory in either the state or central government sector.
  • Project Assistant:
    • Applicant should possess a BSc MLT degree or BSc Degree with MLT degree (recognized by the Directorate of Medical Education with not less than 60% marks in the qualifying exam. Candidates with MSc or PhD will not be considered for this position.
    • Good communication skills
Job Description
  • Project Officers:
    • Participate in laboratory work rosters including day & evening shifts on weekdays & weekends & public holidays.
    • Perform diagnostic laboratory tests, including validation and reporting
    • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment as directed.
    • Adhere to standard operating techniques and procedures documented in laboratory manuals as required by NABL
    • Participate in departmental continuing education program/s.
    • Assist other members of the team as needed and encourage teamwork.
    • Assist with internal and external Quality Assurance Programs as directed by senior staff.
    • Implement initiatives in consultation with the Principal Scientist/ Senior Scientists to provide continuous improvements for the laboratory.
    • Participate in research and development projects under the supervision of senior staff as required.
  • Project Assistants:
    • Receive, label and analyze samples (blood, tissue, etc.)
    • Design and execute laboratory testing according to standard procedures, make observations and interpret findings.
    • Record all data and results in specified forms (paper and electronic) with accuracy and responsibility
    • Maintain equipment and assist in ordering laboratory supplies.
    • Ensure that all safety guidelines are followed strictly at all times and maintain a clean and orderly environment.
    • Knowledge of critical values
Age Limit
  • Project Officers: Below 35 years as on April 01, 2020. Meritorious candidates will be given age relaxation. For SC/ST/OBC candidat’s age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.
  • Project Assistants: Preferably between 22 to 25 years of age and not more than 28 years as on April 1, 2020. For SC/ST/OBC candidates age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.

As per RGCB IPP norms.

How to Apply?
  • Suitably qualified candidates may send applications in the prescribed format with a photograph, a copy of full resume indicating the percentage of Marks obtained and attested photocopies of credentials and experience to reach the undersigned on or before April 03, 2020.
  • Envelopes must be superscripted with abbreviated title of the project, advertisement number and job title. Applications can also be sent as a PDF file to director[at]
Application Deadline

April 3, 2020

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