Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics Bldg. 7, Gruhakalpa, 5-4-399 / B, Nampally, Hyderabad-500 001, India
Staff Scientist (Group Leader) recruitments
ADVERTISEMENT NO. 1/2008
The CDFD is an autonomous institute supported by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, that uniquely blends a high-quality service facility in DNA profiling and diagnostics with basic research in the frontier areas of modern biology. The current research themes include computational and structural biology, genetics, silkmoth genomics, molecular pathogenesis, cell signalling, and molecular and cellular biology. The Centre invites applications from Indian citizens for STAFF SCIENTIST (Group Leader) positions, for which a number of vacancies exist including in two tenured Centres of Excellence projects (in Silkmoth Genetics and Genomics and in Microbial Biology). For all these positions, the candidates will be expected to lead independent groups and to attract extramural research funding.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in any branch of Natural Sciences or an M.D., and must have an outstanding track record of scientific productivity, as evident from publications in scientific journals of high impact and/or international patents. Although post-doctoral experience is desirable, exceptional candidates with a fresh Ph.D. may also be considered. The level of appointment, at either Assistant or Associate Professor equivalent, will depend on the length of experience and the quality of scientific productivity.
For further details on the advertised positions and on the ongoing research and service activities, prospective applicants may visit the CDFD web site (http://www.cdfd.org.in), where the details of application procedure are also provided. There is no last date for receipt of applications, which will be evaluated periodically until all the positions are filled. Shortlisted applicants will be required either to appear before a Selection Committee or to visit the CDFD for a seminar and discussions before a decision is made.
Details of application procedure for Staff Scientist recruitments
Applicants are requested to submit Curriculum vitae with name and contract details, date of birth, nationality, complete list of publications, research interests and future research plans either by post to the Director, Bldg. 7, Gruhakalpa, 5-4-399 / B, Nampally, Hyderabad-500 001, India or by e-mail to email@example.com. There is no last date for receipt of applications, which will be evaluated periodically until all the positions are filled.
The course which we strongly encourage is for all the short-listed prospective Staff Scientist applicants to visit us on a mutually convenient date and to interact with our faculty members. This gives us a chance to learn about the candidates' work in more detail. Moreover, this practice also helps the candidates in getting a true assessment of the work that is being carried out at CDFD and of the general living conditions in Hyderabad. For such a visit, the CDFD will reimburse the cost of return AC 2-tier train fare between a place in India and Hyderabad.
All short-listed applicants will also be called to appear before a duly constituted Selection Committee, and a letter to this effect will be sent to you by our Head, Administration once a date for such a meeting is finalized. In the case of those candidates who have already visited the CDFD for discussions and seminar, their appearance before the Selection Committee is optional and their applications can also be considered in absentia. On the other hand, applications of short-listed candidates who have not previously visited the CDFD will not be considered in absentia by the Selection Committee. Such candidates do, of course, have the option of visiting the CDFD at a later date (in case they also were not able to appear before the Selection Committee) to then be considered in absentia at a subsequent Selection Committee meeting, since we expect that not all the available positions will be filled immediately.
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