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RGCB Recruitment 2021 for Technical Assistant Group II

Vacancy Circular No:

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB)
invites applications for recruitment of Technical Assistant Group II

Technical Assistant Group II

Job Location:

The Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre For Biotechnology, Poojappura, Thycaud P.o, Thiruvananthapuram 695014, Kerala


Thycaud PO Poojappura
, Thiruvananthapuram, 695014 Kerala

Last Date: 10 January 2022
Employment Type: Full Time

Number of Vacancy: 1 Posts

RGCB Announced Job Notification For Technical Assistant Group II Vacancies - Freshers Can Apply
RGCB Announced Job Notification For Technical Assistant Group II Vacancies - Freshers Can Apply Recruitment 2021 Details
Job Role Technical Assistant Group II
Education Requirement
Total Vacancy 1 Post
Job Locations Thiruvananthapuram
Age Limit 35 years as on January 10, 2022
Experience Fresher
Salary Not Disclosed
Posted on 09 Dec, 2021
Last Date To Apply 10 Jan, 2022

Educational Qualification: B.Sc

Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Thiruvananthapuram is an Autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. RGCB invites applications for the following positions from Indian citizens with prescribed qualifications. Full details including minimum qualifications, job description etc. are described below.

No.RGCB/ADVT/SCI & TECH/02/2021

1. Name of the Post: Technical Assistant Group II

2. Pay Level: Pay Level 5 of 7th CPC

3. Number of Positions: 01

4. Essential Qualifications: A UGC recognized graduate degree in Biotechnology or any branch of Life Sciences with 60% marks aggregate score.

5. Additional Desirable Qualifications: 

a) Post graduate degree in Biotechnology or in any branch of Life Sciences.

b) Documented experience of working in research laboratories at National or State Institutes.

c) Documented experience of strong computer and software skills.

d) Excellent communication skills as well as proficiency in written and spoken English.

6. Job Description

a) Prepare samples for testing using various laboratory equipments.

b) Maintain laboratory records.

c) Conduct laboratory tests, analyze results, and document findings.

d) Clean and sterilize equipment and work area.

e) Collect and prepare research and information needed for studies.

f) Classify and label samples.

g) Undertake basic administrative tasks such as filing and answering telephones, coordinate placing orders for inventory supplies needed in laboratory. Ensure that the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced and that everything is clearly and correctly labelled

Pay Scale:
INR
Not Disclosed

Age Limit: 35 years as on January 10, 2022

Selection Procedure

a) Selection Procedures for the position of Scientist C mentioned under Code Number 1

1. Level 1 Screening: A duly constituted Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) will determine whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for the advertised position at RGCB. Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be summarily rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them.

2. Level 2 Screening: Level 2 Screening will analyze the applications shortlisted after Level 1 screening and includes detailed review of the applicant's credentials, and fulfillment of suitability with reference to job description and Institutional needs as stated in this advertisement.

3. Final Selection Procedure: Candidates shortlisted after screening procedures will be called for a final selection interview. The duly constituted selection committee will speak to shortlisted applicants personally (either in person or through video conferencing). The final decision of the selection committee will be submitted to the Director, RGC

b) Selection Procedures for the position of Technical Officer mentioned under Code Number 2 - All applications will be initially screened by a duly constituted Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) to determine whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for the advertised positions at RGCB. Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be summarily rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them. Shortlisted candidates will be called for the Selection Examination as detailed below:

1. The examination will be conducted in Three Tiers: Tier I, Tier II and Tier III.

2. The Tier I test is an objective type (multiple choice) with 100 questions. Each question carries two marks for every correct answer and minus half mark (minus 0.50) for every wrong answer. The question paper will comprise of questions in the following areas: General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The total time allowed for the Tier I examination will be 90 minutes.

3. The Tier II test will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks in "pen and paper" model. This test will also comprise of answers on topics mentioned in the job description in this advertisement for respective positions. The Tier II test will have 10 questions, of which a candidate can answer any 5. If more than 5 questions are answered, only the first 5 answers attempted by the candidate will be valued. The duration of this test will be 90 minutes.

4. Candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of performance in Tier I and Tier II tests (Maximum 300 marks) will take the Tier III examination.

5. Names of shortlisted candidates to take the Tier III examination will be published on the RGCB website and RGCB notice boards.

6. The Tier III examination will be a Practical Skills Test as per details mentioned in the job description in the advertisement for the respective Positions. This test will be of a qualifying nature with only either a Pass or Fail grade.

7. Candidates who have been shortlisted for the Tier III test (Practical Skills Test) and who have applied for more than one positions, will have to separately take the concerned skills test as per job description.

8. The final selection will be from the merit list of successful candidates ranked on the basis of the total score obtained by them in the combined Tier I and II examinations and having passed the Tier III test (Practical Skills Test) .

c) Selection Procedures for the position of Technical Assistant Group II mentioned under Code Number 3

1. All applications will be initially screened by a duly constituted Institutional Screening Committee (ISC) to determine whether the applicant meets minimum prescribed qualifications for the advertised positions at RGCB. Ineligible applicants without these needed minimum qualifications will be rejected and no further correspondence will be sent to them. The above shortlisted candidates will be called for an Objective Test followed by Practical Skill Test. The Objective Test will have 100 questions consisting of the candidate's Academic Subject, General English, General Knowledge & Numerical Ability. The Practical Skills Test will be of qualifying nature with either a Pass or Fail grade.

2. The final selection will be from the merit list of successful candidates ranked on the basis of the total score obtained by them in the Objective Type examination, considered along with the Practical Skills Test (PASS or FAIL)

3. Only such candidates would be eligible for relaxation in conditions/reservation in posts, who permanently suffer from not less than 40% of relevant benchmark disability. Those Persons with Benchmark Disabilities who have availed the relaxation and/or reservation and shortlisted for Document Verification have to submit Certificate of Disability, in original issued by the Competent Medical Authority as per the extant Rules.

4. Provision of Scribe/Interpreter will be authorized as per rules. However, the candidates will have to indicate such requirements at the stage of filling in and submission of their application, in response to this Advertisement. Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour or otherwise advised, shall be permitted for the eligible candidates, as permitted under Rules.

How to Apply:

Applications in prescribed format with resume/curriculum vitae and attested copies of all necessary certificates, experience certificates and other supporting documents may be submitted by post to The Director, Rajiv Gandhi Centre For Biotechnology, Poojappura, Thycaud P.o, Thiruvananthapuram 695014, Kerala on or before January 10, 2022. Applications sent by post, must contain on the envelope, the name and code number of the position applied for. Alternatively, applications can be sent by e-mail enclosing a SINGLE PDF FILE, including all needed documents as above, to [email protected] on or before January 10, 2022.


Important Dates:

Published on: 09 December 2021

Last date for application is: 10 January 2022

For more details, please refer to official notification at

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About Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology Recruitment

About Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

Official Address:
Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology Thycaud PO, Poojappura Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014 Kerala, India Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Phone: +91- 471-2341716 | 2347975 | 2348104 | 2348753 | 2345899
Fax: +91- 471-2348096

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many vacancies are there?

There are 1 vacancies in total. Technical Assistant Group II: 1 Posts,

What is the Pay Scale for Technical Assistant Group II?

The Payscale is as follows Technical Assistant Group II: INR Not Disclosed,

When can I can apply for Technical Assistant Group II job at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

You can go through the offical document provided, and follow the instructions to apply online. Always follow the dates mentioned in the official PDF.

Where will I be placed if selected?

The selected candidate will be placed in Thycaud PO Poojappura , Thiruvananthapuram

What is Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology Technical Assistant Group II: 1 Posts, Application Last Date

The last date to apply for Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology Technical Assistant Group II: 1 Posts, is 10th January, 2022

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