The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), established in 1987, is an international, intergovernmental organization conceived as a Centre of excellence for research and training with special regard to the needs of the developing world. The Centre conducts innovative research in life sciences and strengthens the research capability of its over 60 Member States through training, funding programs and advisory services. Located in Trieste (Italy), New Delhi (India) and Cape Town (South Africa), and in collaboration with over 40 Affiliated Centres worldwide, the three ICGEB Components provide a scientific and educational environment of the highest international standards.



Applications are invited for:

Chief, External Relations, under the general supervision and guidance of the Director-General, the incumbent will serve as focal point for ICGEB external relations.

Qualifications: Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international relations, political or social sciences or related fields. At least 7 years work experience in the field of external relations (previous experience of external relations in the scientific sector in the European Union or United Nations systems is an asset).

Candidates should submit their full CV by completing the ICGEB Personal History Form, together with a cover letter outlining motivation for application and full contact details of at least three referees.

Applications should be addressed to HR and Personnel Unit, ICGEB, Padriciano 99, 34149, Trieste, Italy
E-mail:, quoting Reference: PU/TS/01-17

Closing date for submission: 31 May 2017



Applications are invited for:

Junior Research Fellow (JRF) position is available in the Omics of Algae Group and DBT- ICGEB Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research. The position is available initially for one year with further extensions based upon performance.

Title of the project: “Multi-Omics in Microalgae (MOMICs): Tools and Pipelines for Data Integration and Visualization of Big Data” - Funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, GoI, New Delhi, India.

Principal Investigator (PI): Dr. Pavan Jutur

Junior Research Fellow (JRF: 1 No.) Code: DBT-JRF

Required qualifications for JRF:

  1. Candidates should hold a first-class M. Sc./B. Tech./M. Tech. in Computational Sciences/ Bioinformatics or any other relevant field.

  2. Candidates with DBT-JRF (Cat-II)/NET/GATE will be given preference.

Applicants must have:

Proven experience of high throughput data analysis, database/website development, Python/ PERL, PHP/HTML and MySQL/Oracle.
Experience in BIG data analytics is desirable.

Please note that the position is temporary project position whose duration is only for the tenure of the DBT-funded project.

Interested candidates can send their latest curriculum vitae and cover letter with detailed description of their scientific experience ‘mentioning the code of the position’ to:

Dr. Pavan Jutur, Group Leader, Omics of Algae Group, ICGEB Campus, P.O. Box 10504, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi-110067, e-mail: 

Closing date for applications: 22 April 2017


Senior Research Fellow or Research Associate position in CHT funded project

Candidates should send a CV and brief write up of research interests in algae to Dr. Brajesh Basre by email to:

Closing date for applications: 23 April 2017


Group Leader positions at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), New Delhi Component.

Incumbents can be of any nationality and must have an excellent record of research/publications in any area of modern biology and biotechnology. Ability and commitment to build a dynamic program of international stature is essential. Incumbents must have significant accomplishments commensurate with their career stage and should have the ability to compete for extramural national/international funding.

Incumbents will be expected to initiate their own research programs, guide Ph.D. students and participate actively in teaching Ph.D. level courses as well as post-Ph.D. level training programmes. ICGEB, New Delhi provides competitive and supportive research environment and state-of-the-art facilities with attractive employment packages in the Indian context. While highly competent candidates under any of the research mandates of ICGEB, New Delhi will be considered, expertise in the areas of Plant Biology and Virology are currently preferred.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and a statement of proposed research along with names and addresses of three referees to:

The Director, ICGEB, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi- 110 067, INDIA.

Additionally, applicants should submit Personal History Form available on this page.


Research Positions in Structural Biology and Molecular Medicine at  ICGEB, New Delhi with Dr. Amit Sharma

JRF/PhD positions are open immediately for research in structural biology, parasitology and human microbiome. Candidates with JRFs from CSIR/SPM/INSPIRE/DBT/UGC may apply.

Email curriculum vitae to: along with three letters of recommendation.



No vacancies are posted at the current time.


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