(Indian Council of Agricultural Research)
Marikunnu P.O., Kozhikode – 673 012, Kerala

Walk- in- Test cum Interview (based on test) for the selection of Research Associate

under the scheme “Distributed Information Sub Centre –DISC” & Research Assistant under scheme “Phytophthora, Fusarium and Ralstonia diseases of Horticultural and Field Crops” will be held at this Institute as per details indicated below.


Name of the post : Research Associate

Date of Interview : 21-05-2014 at 10.00 AM

No. of posts : One

Qualifications : a)Essential

Ph.D Degree in Bioinformatics OR : Masters degree in Bioinformatics with a minimum of
60% marks or equivalent OGPA with at least two years research experience as evidenced from fellowship/ associateship/training/published papers etc.

b)Desirable: Experience in NGS data analysis.

Emoluments : Rs. 23,000/- per month + HRA (Masters Degree Holders)

Rs. 24,000/- per month + HRA (Ph.D Degree Holders)

Upper age limit : 40 years for Men & 45 years for Women as on date of Interview (Upper Age limits are relaxable for SC, ST and OBC candidates as per Govt. of India norms (at present 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC)

Duration of Project : Till 31-03-2017.

Title of Assigment : Research Assistant (on contract basis)

No. of vacancy : One

Qualification : Essential : Post Graduation in Bioinformatics and Minimum one year experience in NGS data analysis

Desirable : Experience in Perl/Python/R

Remuneration : Rs. 20,000/- per month (consolidated)

Scope of work :

1. Analysis of different file formats and their conversions.

2. Assessing the quality of data and filtering of raw reads.
3. Assembling the raw reads-de novo as well as reference mapping.
4. Compression of aligned reads using Jam tools
5. RNA-seq. Analysis
6. Differential expression testing involving Normalization, Statistical testing, heat map generation & hierarchical clustering
7. Annotating the assembled genome and geneet testing and their validation
8. Metabolic pathway analysis
9. Comparative genomics
10. Setting up of genome browsers.

Period of Assigment : Initially for six months.

Date & Venue of Interview : 21-05-2014 at IISR, Kozhikode at 10.00 AM

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