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:

Administrative Officer, New Delhi Component

The ICGEB invites applications for the post of Administrative Officer, New Delhi Component

The incumbent will handle all matters involving the administrative and general service functions of the New Delhi Component. He/she reports directly to the Director of the Component on matters pertaining to its administration, including accounts, finance, procurement, funding, management of human resources and other relevant issues.

Candidates should possess at least a Masters degree in financial management and/or accounting, and a post-graduate qualification or MBA in a related discipline, with at least 10 years of proven relevant experience at the supervisory level in the area of financial management, with exposure to Human Resources management, and a sound knowledge of the requirements of the UN Common System relating to finance and HR issues. Some knowledge of, or exposure to, the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) would be a distinct advantage. Fluency in English is essential, knowledge of Hindi an asset.

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

Applications should be addressed to Personnel Unit, ICGEB, Padriciano 99, 34149 Trieste, Italy
E-mail:, quoting reference PU/AOND/04-15

Closing Date: 31 August 2015


Research Associate (RA) / Junior Research Fellow (JRF) one-year positions in the DBT-ICGEB Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research.

Interested candidates can send their Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to:
Synthetic Biology and Biofuels Group, ICGEB Campus, PO Box 10504, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi 110067OR by Email to: Dr. Naseem A. Gaur at:

Closing Date: 31 July 2015


Junior Research Fellow (JRF) / Postdoc positions in Cell and Structural biology at ICGEB, New Delhi with Amit Sharma

Research positions are open starting 15th August 2015. Projects are specifically for protein structure analysis. Projects also involve drug binding studies both computationally and experimentally. CSIR/SPM/INSPIRE/DBT/UGC JRF/post-doc fellowships are essential for applications.

Email curriculum vitae to by 14 August 2015


Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at ICGEB, New Delhi with Hemant Ritturaj Kushwaha

Area of research:
Computational analysis of protein-protein interactions and metabolic reconstruction of pathways

Junior Research Fellow (JRF) position is available in the DBT-ICGEB Centre for Advanced Bioenergy Research for a DST sponsored project titled “Comparative analysis of Cyanobacterial sp. And development of models to understand the process of nitrogen fixation”. The positions are available initially for two months with extensions up to two years.

Suitable candidate must have completed Masters in Computer Science/Physics/Mathematics/Bioinformatics or PG diploma in Bioinformatics with very sound programming skills shown in the form of completed project or paper.

Programming Skill required: Java/perl/python or any other scripting language and working knowledge of MySQL. Candidate should have some familiarity with R statistical package.

The salary will be as per the guidelines of DBT/DST, based on qualification and experience.

Candidates applying through Email must mention “Application for JRF” in their subject line. In your cover letter, you must mention which of the above analyses you are familiar with and your research achievements.

Submit curriculum vitae to: (Dr. Hemant Ritturaj Kushwaha)

Closing date: 8 August 2015



No vacancies are posted at the current time.



Applications are invited for:

PhD and Postdoctoral Positions in leishmaniasis and tuberculosis, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Division of Immunology. Positions are available to support the program on "Immunology of Infectious Diseases in Africa", under the supervision of Prof. Frank Brombacher, Group Leader, ICGEB Cape Town and Dr. Reto Guler.

Applications should be sent by email to:



UAE University

Professor / Reserach Associate Professor in Plant Molecular Genetics/Genomics at the Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology

The successful candidate's research will focus on the molecular basis of the response(s) of plants to abiotic stress using multidisciplinary approaches that include molecular biology, biochemistry, functional genomics and transgenic technologies. 

Minimum Qualification  Ph.D. in Plant Molecular Genetics/genomics. 

Preference will be given to applicants with strong research programs, demonstrated by a number of high quality publications in the area of plant genomics in relation to development of salt and drought tolerant plants. 

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience  Postdoctoral or professional research experience in fields is desirable. Candidates should have an established research program and an excellent record of scholarly activity with a research experience of at least 5 or 10 years. Researchers are expected to undertake major research projects, demonstrate a significant reputation for independent research, and provide academic leadership to those working in their own research areas. Also expected to support the management activity of the Center, and contribute to the delivery of research.  


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