Recruitment of 60 Scientist vacancies in Medical and Non-medical fields in ICMR

Applications in the prescribed form are invited from Indian nationals for direct recruitment through written test/interview for filling up 60 posts of Scientist-B in PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) + Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 in Medical and Non-medical fields at its Institutes/Centres located in different parts of India. 

The number of vacancies may vary. Details of each category of posts in respect of Institutes/Centres, may be seen in attached Annexure-I. Written test will be conducted at New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, on a date to be intimated later. These posts carry all India service liability and the selected candidates can be posted anywhere in India or abroad by the Competent Authority.

1. Essential Qualifications 

i) Scientist- B (Medical/Epidemiology) 

MBBS/equivalent Degree recognized by MCI 

ii) Scientist –B (Veterinary Science) 

B.V.Sc & AH Degree recognized by VCI or equivalent degree from a recognized University. iii) Scientist – B (Life Science)

1st Class Master’s Degree in life Sciences /related subjects, Nutrition, Bio-Chemistry, Biotechnology, Physiology, Microbiology, Entomology, Environment Sciences, Molecular Biology, Lab Science Pharmaceutical science or equivalent degree from a recognized University. 


2nd Class M.Sc/Relavant Post graduate degree +Ph.D degree relevant subject from a recognized University. 

iv) Scientist- B (Biostatistics) 

1st Class Master’s Degree in Biostatistics or equivalent degree from a recognized University. 


2nd Class M.Sc/Relavant Post graduate degree +Ph.D degree relevant subject from a recognized University. 

v) Scientist- B (Anthropology/Social Behavioral Science) 

1st Class Master’s Degree in Sociology/Medical Social Work or equivalent degree from a recognized University. 


2nd Class M.Sc + Ph.D degree relevant subject from a recognized University. 

2. Desirable Qualification :( For all Categories of posts)

(i) Doctorate (MD/M.V.Sc/Ph.D) in relevant subject from a recognized university. 

(ii) Additional Post doctoral research/teaching experience in relevant subject/recognized institute(s). (iii) Knowledge of Computer Applications/ Data Management. 

(iv) Two years R&D/Teaching experience in the relevant subject after obtaining essential qualification. 

3. Job Requirements:- 

To conduct research in the relevant field with reference to mandate of the concerned Institute/Centre. 

4. Age limit. 

Not exceeding 35 years. Relax-able up to 5 years for Govt. servants. 

SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates will be considered for age relaxation in accordance with the instructions issued by the DOPT from time to time in this regard 

One time age relaxation is allowed to Scientific and Technical staff working in long term projects in ICMR Institutes/Centers for posts advertised under HRSC, 2007 provided they meet essential qualifications and experience for the post with a view to provide them an opportunity to compete with other candidates as per Council’s letter No.6/1/2007-Admn.II dated 28.3.2011. 

5. General Relaxation Clause: Age, qualification and experience will be relax able in deserving cases as mentioned in the Recruitment Rules of Health Research Scientists Cadre of ICMR, 2007 under Rule-14 & Note 1 & 2 of Schedule-III.

6. Other Service Conditions:

(i) Pay- PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) +Grade Pay Rs.5400

(ii) Allowances- As admissible to govt. employees. 

(iii) NPA- Private practice is not allowed. However, non-practicing 

allowance is admissible to medical graduates only as per rules. (iii) Pension- Benefits of new restructured defined contributory Pension system are admissible as per the provision contained in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (ECB & PR Division), 

7. Application Fee: Rs. 500/- for General and OBC candidates and Rs.100/- for SC & ST in the form of crossed demand draft of any Bank drawn in favour of Director General, ICMR, N. Delhi payable at N.Delhi. 

Candidates belonging to PWD category are exempted from payment of application fee. 

8. How to apply:

(i) Application form (attached in Annexure-II) duly filled in and completed in all respects should be sent to the Director General, ICMR, V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029 on or before the closing date (30.9.2014 upto 5.00 P.M.) along- with Demand Draft. 

A scanned copy of application may be sent through E-mail at ID: 

(ii) Applications from employees working in Central/State Govt. Departments/Public Sector Undertakings and Govt. funded research agencies must be forwarded through proper channel. Advance copies of application will be considered subject to the conditions that a “No Objection Certificate” from the employer is produced at the time of personal discussion/interview. 

(iii) Application received after the closing date will not be considered. 

(iv) Unsigned/Incomplete application or application without fee and applications received late are liable to be rejected summarily 

9. Written Test –

Written Test for screening of candidates will be held, on given venue, date and time, which will be intimated in due course of time, at N. Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Applicant may indicate his/her preference for the centre of examination in the application form by striking out the place not preferred. 

10. Interview 

On the basis of written test only qualified candidates will be called for personal discussion/interview to be held at ICMR,Hqrs. N. Delhi. 

11. General Conditions 

- No TA/DA will be paid to the candidate for appearing in the written test. 

- The candidates called for interview from outstation will be paid 2nd class rail fare through shortest rout 

- The candidates called for personal discussion/interview have the option to answer in Hindi or English.

- The candidates should be of sound health. Selected candidate will have to produce a fitness certificates from Medical Board.

- Any dispute with regard to the recruitment against this advertisement will be under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Court.

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