ILS Recruitment 2024: Apply for Technician/Project Scientist – I/II

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ILS Recruitment 2024: The BRIC – Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) has announced notification for the Project Manager/Senior Research Fellow/Technician/Project Scientist – I/II posts. There are 46 vacancies available for these posts. Candidates with the qualification of B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc/M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc/M.Pharm/M.V.Sc/DMLT/ITI/PhD are eligible to apply. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online on or before 05 August 2024. The detailed eligibility and selection process for ILS Jobs are explained below. Interested candidates can also try Parliament of India Recruitment. 

ILS Recruitment

ILS Jobs:

BRIC – ILS invites applications from eligible candidates for the Project Manager/Senior Research Fellow/Technician/Project Scientist – I/II posts. The age limit for these posts will be 35 to 50 years. The selected candidates will be given Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 1,50,000/-. The selection process will be based on interviews. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online on or before 05 August 2024. Before applying for the post, candidates carefully read the job details below. The details mentioned below are the education qualification, age limit, age relaxation, application fee, selection process, and application process. If you still have doubts about ILS vacancies, visit the official website for more details: https://www.ils.res.in/.

About ILS: The Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) was established in the year 1989 as an autonomous institute under the administrative control of Govt. of Odisha. In 2002, it was taken over by the Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. The Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee dedicated the institute to the nation in July 2003. Institute of Life Sciences has a broad vision of carrying out high-quality multidisciplinary research in the area of life sciences. The goal is to develop and improve human health, longevity, agriculture, and the environment. The stated mission of the institution is to work towards the upliftment of human society and generate skilled human resources for future India.



ILS Recruitment 2024 for Project Manager/Technician:

Company Name Institute of Life Sciences (ILS)
Job Role Project Manager/Senior Research Fellow/Technician/Project Scientist – I/II
Job Category Govt Jobs
Qualification B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc/M.E/M.Tech/M.Sc/M.Pharm/M.V.Sc/DMLT/ITI/PhD
Freshers Experienced
Total Vacancies 46 Posts
Salary Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 1,50,000/-
Job Location Bhubaneswar
Last Date 05 August 2024
Application Mode Online
Official Website https://www.ils.res.in/

Detailed Eligibility for ILS Careers:

Educational Qualification:

Project Title: Exploring the marine ecosystems for novel bioresources with human health and industrial significance.

Project Manager:

  • Essential: Doctoral science or master’s Degree in Engineering or technology from a recognized University or equivalent with 20 years experience in marine microbiology and related areas.
  • Desirable: 
    • Proven experience in molecular microbiology and microbial biodiversity, including the characterization, taxonomy, and phylogenetic studies of bacteria from diverse ecological niches, including marine ecosystems.
    • Characterization of biotechnologically necessary enzymes and cloning for recombinant expression.
    • Experience to assess the influence of biogeochemical cycle on microbial community structure and function in an aquatic ecosystem.
    • Experience in genomics (Bacterial genomes and metagenomes, including the reconstruction of assembled genomes from metagenomes) with proven scientific published papers in peer-reviewed journals.
    • Experience in biorepository for the long-term preservation of bacteria.
    • Should have handled scientific projects and been able to coordinate with the team members.

Project Scientist – II:

  • Essential: Doctoral degree in science or Master’s Degree in Engineering or Technology from a recognized University or equivalent and three years of experience in research and development in industrial and academic institutions or science and technology organizations, as well as scientific activities and services.
  • Desirable:
    • Candidate should have completed a PhD in any field of life sciences with extensive experience in microbiology/pharmacy/molecular biology/marine biology/Virology/natural products chemistry/drug screening/bioprospecting/experience in working high-throughput NGS technologies/biochemistry/purification and characterization of natural products using LC/MS-MS/UHPLC/HPLC/proteomics/spectrometry/metabolomics, etc. Candidates with experience in the above field and publications in peer-reviewed journals are encouraged to apply.  OR
    • Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in bioinformatics or computational biology and have experience in high-throughput sequencing data analysis such as WGS, transcriptomics, metagenomics, etc.
    • The candidate should have extensive knowledge in working with one or more programming languages such as Python, Perl, C++, JAVA, AI, ML, etc., and publications in peer-reviewed journals are encouraged to apply.  OR
    • System administration, managing HPC operations, installation, configuration, fine-tuning, and troubleshooting Linux HPC servers, building and deploying open source/commercial software, diagnosing and resolving system operational problems quickly and effectively, providing technical support software installation, troubleshooting, data backup/recovery, day-to-day operations of the bioinformatics facility, network security

Project Scientist – I:



  • Essential: Doctoral degree in science or Master’s degree in Engineering or Technology from a recognized University or equivalent.
  • Desirable: 
    • Candidate should have completed a PhD in any field of life sciences with extensive experience in microbiology/pharmacy / molecular biology/marine biology/Virology/natural products chemistry/drug screening/bioprospecting/experience in working high-throughput NGS technologies/marine biology/biochemistry/purification and characterization of natural products/proteomics/mass-spectrometry/metabolomics, etc. Candidates with experience in the above field and publications in peer-reviewed journals are encouraged to apply.  OR
    • Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. in bioinformatics or computational biology and have experience in high-throughput sequencing data analysis such as WGS, transcriptomics, metagenomics, etc. The candidate should have extensive knowledge in working with one or more programming languages such as Python, Perl, C++, JAVA, etc., and publications in peer-reviewed journals are encouraged to apply.

Senior Research Fellow:

  • Essential: 
    • Candidates having M.Sc/M.Tech/M. Pharm/M.V.Sc. or equivalent qualification in Life Sciences or allied subjects (Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Virology / Bioinformatics / Computational Biology/Microbiology, etc.) with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks (relaxation will be given as per GOI guideline) with two years of experience in research work are eligible to apply.
    • Preference will be given to candidates qualified for the national-level entrance test (NET/GATE/GPAT). For non-NET/GATE candidates, the fellowship would be applicable as per DST guidelines.
  • Desirable: 
    • Candidates with more than two years of research experience in applied biology/biotechnology/ drug screening/bioprospecting/ microbiology/proteomics/mass-spectrometry or a related field of life sciences.  OR
    • Candidates will have hands-on experience in next-generation sequencing (NGS), specifically 16S rRNA sequencing, as well as proficiency in molecular biology techniques, experimental microbial work, and handling clinical samples.  OR
    • The candidate with computational biology/machine learning/database development/simulations/programming or scripting.

Technician (Laboratory/Administration/Electrical Maintenance):

  • Laboratory: B.Sc/3 years diploma in Science, Engineering, and Technology /+2 Science with DMLT and a minimum of 01 year of working experience in biological/chemical laboratory and fieldwork.
  • Administration: Graduate with one year of experience in office management works (Establishment/Stores & Purchase/Finance & Accounts).
  • Electrical Maintenance: Passed ITI in Electrical and possess a Wireman/Lineman license and experience in HT-11 KV/33kV/substation/pump operation/house wiring/AC-VRF system.

Project Duration: : Upto 31.03.2026 or the completion of the project as per GoI orders and based on annual performance appraisal.

Age Limit:

  • Project Manager: 45 years
  • Project Scientist – II: 40 years
  • Project Scientist – I: 35 years
  • Senior Research Fellow: 35 years
  • Technician: 50 years

Age Relaxation: Age relaxation will be given to the candidates per the Govt. of India rules.

Salary Details:

  • Project Manager: Rs. 1,50,000/-
  • Project Scientist – II: Rs. 67,000/- per month +18% HRA 
  • Project Scientist – I: Rs. 56,000/- per month + 18% HRA
  • Senior Research Fellow: Rs. 42,000/- per month + 18% HRA
  • Technician: Rs. 20,000/- per month + 18% HRA 

No.of.Vacancies: 46 Posts

  • Project Manager: 01 Post
  • Project Scientist – II: 10 Posts
  • Project Scientist – I: 06 Posts
  • Senior Research Fellow: 13 Posts
  • Technician: 16 Posts

Selection Process for ILS Careers:

  • Selection will be made through application screening, followed by a written/interview process.
  • The list of shortlisted candidates’ names and the date of the interview will be published on the ILS website.

How to apply for ILS Recruitment 2024?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply online using their official website on or before 05 August 2024. 

For More Details & To Apply: Click here.

Important Dates:

  • Last date for receiving an application: 05 August 2024
  • Date of display of shortlisted candidates on the ILS website: 16 August 2024
  • Tentative Date of interview (Hybrid mode): To be displayed on the Institute website

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