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Scientists at CSIR – Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow [11 Vacancies]: Apply by Aug 27: Expired

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the posts of Scientist at CSIR – Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow.

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, a premier Institute under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is involved in multidisciplinary R&D programs of both basic and applied nature. CSIR-CDRI is a pioneer biomedical research organization in India and has the infrastructure and expertise to develop a drug from concept to commercialization.

1. Neuroscience (Scientist)

  • About the Post: Conduct fundamental neurobiology experiments to discover druggable target and pathways. Development of new assay system to screen NCEs for drug discovery for CNS diseases.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 UR.
  • Age limit: 32 Years (Pay Matrix Level-11).
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: MD/MVet Pharmacology / Neuropharmacology. OR PhD(submitted) in any area of Neurosciences.
  • Desirable Experience: First hand working experience in human IPSs and human NSC, Rodent NSCs, Brain organoids, Brain on chip. Brain Ca++ imaging in live animals and ontogenetic stimulation and recording of neurobehaviors.
  • Salary: 98465/- (Basic: Rs. 67700/-)

2. Clinical Pharmacology (Scientist)

  • About the Post: Preparation of IND documents for submission to regulatory agencies, design of clinical trials for molecules under development, perform clinical research for value addition to CDRI drugs.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 ST (Backlog).
  • Age limit: 32 Years (Pay Matrix Level-11).
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: MD pharmacology OR Ph.D (submitted) in clinical pharmacology.
  • Desirable Experience: MD in Pharmacology, experience in IND documentation and clinical trial design.
  • Salary: 98465/- (Basic: Rs. 67700/-).

3. Medicinal and Process Chemistry (Senior Scientist)

  • About the Post: Design and synthesis of novel chemical compounds for target based drug discovery.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 UR.
  • Age limit: 37 Years (Pay Matrix Level-12).
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: PhD in the area of Chemistry / Chemical Sciences with 2 years’experience in the area of Medicinal Chemistry.
  • Desirable Experience: State of the art knowledge in modern synthetic Medicinal chemistry. Experience in designing chemical compounds for biologically activity and data analysis. Synthetic biology in the context of drug designing and drug discovery. A record of publications and/or patents demonstrating proficiency in synthetic chemistry and drug discovery.
  • Salary: 113228/- (Basic: Rs. 78800/-).

4. Natural Product Chemistry (Senior Scientist)

  • About the Post: To conduct R&D in medicinal Chemistry / natural product chemistry aimed towards new drug discovery and development from natural resources for life style Diseases / infectious Diseases / Reproductive Health. Appointees are expected to take up consultancy and industry sponsored R&D project activities.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 UR.
  • Age limit: 37 Years (Pay Matrix Level-12).
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: PhD in the area of natural sciences with two years research experience in the area of Natural Products Chemistry.
  • Desirable Experience: Doctoral work in the area of natural products chemistry / phytochemistry / marine chemistry / microbial chemistry or pharmacognosy with proven competence and experience in screening, extraction, isolation and characterization of natural products; use of modern analytical and spectroscopic techniques.
  • Salary: 113228/- (Basic: Rs. 78800/-).

5. Cancer (Senior Scientist)

  • About the Post: Cancer Genomics / Ageing & Cancer.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 UR.
  • Age limit: 37 Years (Pay Matrix Level-12).
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: PhD in any area of life sciences with minimum 2 yrs research experience in Cancer Biology.
  • Desirable Experience: Cancer genomics, RNA seq, ChIP seq analyses, molecular modeling, target based drug discovery.
  • Salary: 113228/- (Basic: Rs. 78800/-).

6. Clinical Pharmacology (Senior Scientist)

  • About the Post: Complement preclinical research to validate novel drug targets for lifestyle disorders; Preparation of IND documents for submission to regulatory agencies, design of clinical trials for molecules under development.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 UR.
  • Age limit: 37 Years (Pay Matrix Level-12).
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: MD with 3 years’ experience pharmacology / medicine. OR MBBS +PhD in anyarea of life sciences.
  • Desirable Experience: MD in Pharmacology / Medicine with clinical research experience in lifestyle disorders (of CVS-CNS & the metabolic axis) and experience in IND documentation and clinical trial design.
  • Salary: 113228/- (Basic: Rs. 78800/-).

7. Toxicology & Experimental Medicine (Senior Scientist)

  • About the Post: To evaluate genotoxicity & reproductive toxicity as per international regulatory guidelines for IND applications in addition to basic research in the area.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 UR.
  • Age limit: 37 Years (Pay Matrix Level-12).
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: MD/MVet (Sc) with 3 yrs research experience in human / mammalian genetic disorder and genotoxicity. (OR) PhD in any area of life sciences / Genetics with 2 yrs research experience in human / mammalian genetic disorder and genotoxicity.
  • Desirable Experience: Experience in genotoxicity / reproductive toxicity evaluation as evident from the publication.
  • Salary: 113228/- (Basic: Rs. 78800/-).

8. Pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics (Senior Scientist)

  • About the Post: Development of formulations and delivery systems in line with CDRI mandate and to develop and validate analytical methods for API, formulations, blood, plasma/serum and tissue samples as per regulatory requirements, design and conduct of clinical and preclinical studies on pharmacokinetics in rodents and nonhuman primates, pharmacokinetic modeling, metabolite identification.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 UR.
  • Age limit: 37 Years (Pay Matrix Level-12).
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: PhD in the area of Pharmaceutical Sciences/ Life Sciences with two years research experience in the area of drug delivery and /or quality control.
  • Desirable Experience: PhD thesis incorporating development of drug delivery systems and validation of bio-analysis by HPLC or LC-MS or LCMS/MS; experience in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of delivery systems and bioanalytical methods for pharmacokinetic metabolite identification OR post-doctoral research experience, published work of high quality in respect of novel strategies of formulation development and drug delivery systems and biomedical analysis; experience in animal handling OR approved chemist (by state Licensing Authority/CDSCO.
  • Salary: 113228/- (Basic: Rs. 78800/-).

9. Bio-chemistry and Structural Biology (Senior Scientist)

  • About the Post: Pursue independent research projects focused on exploring the structure and molecular mechanism of proteins of therapeutic interest to the Institute, primarily using high resolution CryoEM methods. Develop strong multi-disciplinary collaborations for research and translation in Drug discovery and therapeutic targets characterization.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 UR.
  • Age limit: 37 Years (Pay Matrix Level-12).
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: PhD in the area of Structural Biology/ Biophysics/ Biochemistry, or related discipline with minimum 2 years’ experience in the area of high resolution structure determination of biological macromolecules using Cryo-EM techniques and expertise in Generation, optimisation and analysis of negative stain and cryo-EM grids, Processing of single particle cryo-EM data and familiarity with cryo-EM software packages, performing single particle cryo-EM on a range of targets, Expression, purification and characterisation of proteins and/or protein complexes, for carrying out fundamental drug discovery and research including Fragment-based and Structurebased drugdiscovery.
  • Desirable Experience: Outstanding experience in all aspects of cryoEM and single particle analysis, from construct design through structure refinement, to pursue a number of potential drug targets. Experience in macromolecular X-ray crystallography/ SmallAngle-Xray Scattering is desirable.
  • Salary: 113228/- (Basic: Rs. 78800/-).

10. Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (Principal Scientist)

  • About the Post: Research in the area of fundamental basis of metabolic disorder using cellular, model systems and patient samples.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 UR.
  • Age limit: 45 Years.
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: PhD in any area of life sciences with 3 years’ research experience in Life Style Disorders.
  • Desirable Experience: Experience in diabetic vascular complications with epigenetic contributions.
  • Salary: 172147/- (Basic: Rs.123100/-).

11. Cancer (Principal Scientist)

  • About the Post: Cancer Biology, Patient derived mouse model, Drug Discovery.
  • No of Posts & Reservation: 1 UR.
  • Age limit: 45 Years (Pay Matrix Level-13).
  • Essential Qualifications & Experience: PhD in any area of life sciences with minimum 3 yrs research experience in Cancer Biology.
  • Desirable Experience: Experience in tumor animal models, Patient derived xenografts. Proven track record / success in independent grant applications in the area of Cancer Biology.
  • Salary: 172147/- (Basic: Rs.123100/-).

Benefits under Council service

  • These posts carry usual allowances i.e. Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), Transport Allowance (TA) etc. as admissible to the Central Government employees and made applicable to CSIR. Council employees are also eligible for accommodation of their entitled type as per CSIR allotment rules depending on availability in which case HRA will not be admissible.
  • In addition to the emoluments indicated against each category of posts, benefits such as applicability of New Pension Scheme 2004, reimbursements of Medical Expenses, Leave Travel Concession, Conveyance advance and House Building Advance are available as per CSIR rules.
  • Scientists may also be permitted to undertake consultancy and sponsored R&D project activity as per CSIR rules. These activities give them scope to earn consultancy fee and honorarium as per CSIR guidelines governing these activities. Opportunities also exists for foreign deputations for training/presentation of papers/specific assignments etc.
  • CSIR provides excellent opportunities to deserving candidates for career advancement under Assessment Promotion scheme for Scientists.
  • Deserving candidates may be considered for advance increment as per CSIR Rules.

How to Apply?

  • Eligible candidates are required to fill the application form ONLINE by accessing the link ‘SCIENTIST RECRUITMENT07/2021’ available on CDRI website https://www.cdri.res.in The printout of the application, generated after Online submission is to be sent to CDRI with all the relevant enclosures before 20, Sept., 2021, 17:30 Hrs. IST.
  • For online application process please refer ‘How-to-apply Online’ instructions, ‘Fee Payment Procedure’ and ‘Application Replica’ available on the above-mentioned website.
  • The application is to be submitted in four distinct steps, as below:
    • Registration (online)
    • Fee Submission (online)
    • Application Submission (online)
    • Dispatch of physical copy of online application with original signature (manual).
  • Candidates are required to pay application fee of Rs. 100/- as per ‘Fee payment procedure’ available on the website. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Women/Other Gender/CSIR Employees are exempted from submission of application fee.
  • Following documents must be attached along with the physical/hard copy(print-out) of online application form sent by post:
    • Coloured photograph pasted on the form and signed across in full.
    • Self-Attested photocopy of 10th / 12th class certificate indicating Date of Birth.
    • Self-Attested photocopies of all education qualifications certificates as well as mark sheets.
    • Self-Attested photocopy of Caste, EWS& PwD certificate, if applicable.
    • Self-Attested photocopies of experience certificates, if any.
    • Recommendations of the referees, if any.
    • All other supportive documents in support of the application.

Application Deadline

Aug 27, 2021.

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