Vacancy for Scientist in CSIR IIIM

by chirag on August 22, 2011

CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu (IIIM) a national Institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India with primary focus on drug discovery from natural products (medicinal plants and microbial species), invites applications for the Scientific positions. The key research areas of interest at CSIR-IIIM are (i) Natural Products/Medicinal/Analytical/Bio-organic Chemistry, (ii) Plant Sciences (Plant Biotechnology/ Biodiversity/Genetic Resources/Taxonomy/Ethnobiology), (iii) Fermentation Technology, (iv) Clinical Microbiology, (v) Biological/Pharmacological Sciences, (vi) Quality Control/Quality Assurance and (vii) cGMP/Formulation Development/Regulatory Affairs. CSIR-IIIM offers excellent infrastructure support, start-up research funding along with a vibrant environment to perform collaborative research in interdisciplinary areas. Additionally, access to resources of other CSIR Institutes and strong networking with medical institutes, hospitals and universities provide opportunities to do globally competitive drug discovery.

This institute is interested in recruiting enthusiastic young researchers with proven track record of scientific achievements. The candidates with industrial research experience are encouraged to apply and those with aptitude and attitude for collaborative drug discovery projects, rather than individual-driven research, will be preferred.

The applications are invited in the following areas at various levels.

a) Natural Products/Medicinal/Analytical/Bio-organic Chemistry: Applicant(s) should have background in total synthesis of natural products, isolation and characterization of chemical constituents, synthesis of chemical compounds designed for drug development or modification of natural products for the creation of drug like molecules.

b) Plant Sciences (Plant Biotechnology/Biodiversity/Genetic Resources/Taxonomy/Ethnobiology): Applicant(s) in the area should have demonstrated experience in functional genomics, high throughput technologies like microarray, real time gene expression, quantitative allele specific expression, metabolic engineering, chemical ecology, plant physiology, plant survey & collection & taxonomy, ethnobiology and to develop projects in these areas with aim of drug discovery.

c) Fermentation Technology: Applicant(s) should have experience in isolation, characterization & identification of microbes, screening for specific microbial enzymes and secondary metabolites and to multi-functional fermentation scale up facility from lab to pilot scale ranging from 5 to 4000L capacity and downstream processing.

d) Clinical Microbiology/Tuberculosis Research: Applicant(s) should be well versed with modern molecular biology and have working experience in clinical microbiology, studying host-pathogen interactions in the context of tuberculosis with a commitment to manage BSL-3 facility at IIIM.

e) Biological/Pharmacological Sciences: Applicant(s) should have a demonstrated record of significant accomplishment in the field of drug discovery and development / Pharmacokinetics and prior experience in systematic bio-evaluation and studies on molecular mechanism of action of lead compounds in the area of cancer and inflammation will be preferred

f) Quality Control / Quality Assurance: Applicant(s) should be well versed with current QC/QA guidelines / regulations with respect to biological / chemical / pharmaceutical products and also capable of providing operational and maintenance support for LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, HPLC, AAS/ ICP-MS Ion chromatogram , ion selective electrode etc.

g) cGMP/Formulation Development/Regulatory Affairs: Applicant(s) with in-depth understanding of pharmaceutical formulation principles, global CMC regulatory requirements. Applicants with experience of working in cGMP extraction/formulation plants/GLP compliant labs will be preferred.

h) Support Services: PME & Business Development & Information Technology

Total Vacancies: 27 (11-UR; 10-OBC; 3-SC; 3-ST): Out of 27 posts, two posts (one back log) are reserved for Persons With Disability(PWD) for either Orthopedically Handicapped/Locomotors Disability/Cerebral Palsy/ one leg affected-Right or Left OR Hearing Impaired (partially Deaf) candidates based on suitability of the candidates. All the posts are suitable for PWD with above mentioned disabilities.

Last date of submitting applications is 31st August, 2011.

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