RGCB Thiruvananthapuram Recruitment 2022: The Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram (RGCB) has released latest jobs notification inviting application from professional candidates for Scientist, Technical Officer and Technical Assistant Vacancies. Required education for RGCB vacancies is B.E/B.Tech, MD, Ph.D and graduation in any relevant stream. Interested candidates must submit applications online through RGCB career portal on or before 10th January 2022. See the notification below to see vacancies/positions available, eligibility criteria and other requirements.

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram (RGCB)

Name of Organization:Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram (RGCB)
Total Vacancies:3+
Job Location:Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) / India
Age Limit:Scientist – 40 years
Technical Officer/Technical Assistant – 35 years
Start Date:19th December 2021
Last Date To Apply:10th January 2021

Name of Posts, Qualifications & Eligibility

PostQualification
Scientist/Technical Officer/Technical Assistant (03)B.E/B.Tech/MD/Ph.D/Any Degree
ScientistMD or PhD in Science with 3-5 years of post-doctoral experience in Virology with good publication record in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Technical OfficerBE/BTech in Mechanical/Instrumentation Engineering with 60% marks aggregate score and sufficient work knowledge in the field.
Technical AssistantA UGC recognized graduate degree in Biotechnology or any branch of Life Sciences with 60% marks aggregate score.
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Age Limit:

  • Scientist – 40 years
  • Technical Officer/Technical Assistant – 35 years

Salary Information

  • Scientist – Pay Level 11
  • Technical Officer – Pay Level 7
  • Technical Assistant – Pay Level 5

Selection Process:

Scientist C: 

Level 1 Screening: A duly constituted Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) will determine whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for the advertised position at RGCB. Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be summarily rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them.

Level 2 Screening: Level 2 Screening will analyze the applications shortlisted after Level 1 screening and includes detailed review of the applicant’s credentials, and fulfillment of suitability with reference to job description and Institutional needs as stated in this advertisement.

Final Selection Procedure: Candidates shortlisted after screening procedures will be called for a final selection interview. The duly constituted selection committee will speak to shortlisted applicants personally (either in person or through video conferencing). The final decision of the selection committee will be submitted to the Director, RGCB.

Technical Officer: 

The examination will be conducted in Three Tiers: Tier I, Tier II and Tier III.

The Tier I test:  is an objective type (multiple choice) with 100 questions. Each question carries two marks for every correct answer and minus half mark (minus 0.50) for every wrong answer. The question paper will comprise of questions in the following areas: General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The total time allowed for the Tier I examination will be 90 minutes.

The Tier II test: will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks in “pen and paper” model. This test will also comprise of answers on topics mentioned in the job description in this advertisement for respective positions. The Tier II test will have 10 questions, of which a candidate can answer any 5. If more than 5 questions are answered, only the first 5 answers attempted by the candidate will be valued. The duration of this test will be 90 minutes.

Candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of performance in Tier I and Tier II tests (Maximum 300 marks) will take the Tier III examination.

Names of shortlisted candidates to take the Tier III examination will be published on the RGCB website and RGCB notice boards.

The Tier III examination will be a Practical Skills Test as per details mentioned in the job description in the advertisement for the respective Positions. This test will be of a qualifying nature with only either a Pass or Fail grade.

Candidates who have been shortlisted for the Tier III test (Practical Skills Test) and who have applied for more than one positions, will have to separately take the concerned skills test as per job description.

The final selection will be from the merit list of successful candidates ranked on the basis of the total score obtained by them in the combined Tier I and II examinations and having passed the Tier III test (Practical Skills Test) .

Technical Assistant:

All applications will be initially screened by a duly constituted Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) to determine whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for the advertised positions at RGCB. Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them. The above shortlisted candidates will be called for an Objective Test followed by Practical Skill Test. The Objective Test will have 100 questions consisting of the candidate’s Academic Subject, General English, General Knowledge & Numerical Ability. The Practical Skills Test will be of qualifying nature with either a Pass or Fail grade.
The final selection will be from the merit list of successful candidates ranked on the basis of the total score obtained by them in the Objective Type examination, considered along with the Practical Skills Test (PASS or FAIL)

Only such candidates would be eligible for relaxation in conditions/reservation in posts, who permanently suffer from not less than 40% of relevant benchmark disability. Those Persons with Benchmark Disabilities who have availed the relaxation and/or reservation and shortlisted for Document Verification have to submit Certificate of Disability, in original issued by the Competent Medical Authority as per the extant Rules.

Provision of Scribe/Interpreter will be authorized as per rules. However, the candidates will have to indicate such requirements at the stage of filling in and submission of their application, in response to this Advertisement. Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour or otherwise advised, shall be permitted for the eligible candidates, as permitted under Rules.

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