The Department of Virology, King Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai.

Department of Virology

The Department of Virology, King Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai invites application for filling up the following Project posts purely on contract basis (11 months) or till the project continues whichever is earlieras per prescribed eligibility as mentioned below, in ICMR sanctioned project: “Evaluation and characterization of crucial biomarker profiles for stratifying Dengue disease severity”. The last date for submission of completed application form is on25.02.2020 by 5.45 PM.

1. Senior Research Fellow - 1 Post

Essential :

M.Sc., Microbiology / Biotechnology / Virology / Medical Lab Technology from recognized university / institute with minimum two years research experience.


  • Experience in working under ICMR / DHR / DST / CSIR / DBT / any other research projects from Medical College / Virology Laboratories / Institutes / Universities.
  • Knowledge and Training in Virology / Microbiology / Molecular Biology.
  • Knowledge in Computer Application / Data Management is essential.
  • Publications in Indexed journals.


Nature of Duties :

  • Conductingand reporting all the activities including the experimental components related to the project. In addition, candidate may involve in research activities of the department as per ICMR requirement.
  • To participate, conduct training and involve academic activities of the Institute/Department.
  • To write and publish research articles related to projecttasks in indexed journals.


Age : Not exceeding 35 years (relaxable for SC / ST / PWD / Women(5 years) / OBC(3years).


2. Lab Technician - 1 Post

B.Sc., Microbiology/Medical Lab Technology from recognized university/institute with minimum two years experience.
M.Sc., Microbiology / Biotechnology / Virology / Medical Lab Technology from recognized university/institute.

  • Preference will be given to candidates having work experience in ICMR / DHR / DST / CSIR / DBTprojects.
  • Knowledge in computer applications.

Nature of Duties :

  • Performing experiments for the ongoing activities of the project.
  • To coordinate with the rapid response team of DPH in conducting outbreak investigations at state level.
  • May involve travel to outstations for outbreak sample collection.
  • Data entry and line listing of samples.
  • Reporting of results to the network.
  • Assisting inaccounts related activities.

Age :Not exceeding 30 years (relaxable for SC/ST/PWD/Women(5 years) / OBC(3years).

Terms and Conditions

  • These posts are purely on contract basis and on a project mode, extendable for up to completion of this project, on the basis of work performance by the concerned authority, if ICMR gives permission to extend the project.
  • Separate call letters will be sent through email and no TA/DA will be paid to candidates for attending the interview.
  • The original documents and certificates along with self-attested photocopies related to educational qualification, date of birth, and work experience to be produced at the time of interview, otherwise candidate will not be considered for the post.
  • Candidates fulfilling the prescribed eligibility as per advertisement are required to submit an application along self-attested copies of certificates in support of Age, Educational Qualifications and First page of Research Publications/Patents and Work Experience with detailed BIODATA. This must be enclosed with the completed application and submitted to the office of The Director, King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Guindy, Chennai 600032, Tamilnadu before the deadline date and time. Institute will not be responsible for any postal delay.
  • There is no application fee for the submission.
  • This advertised position will not be a base for regularization of services or for any other similar purpose and shall not be challengeable in any Court of Law. The selected candidates shall have to submit an undertaking (Part-II) as per ICMR / DHR rules and Affidavit on Non-Judicial stamp paper worth Rs. 10/- attested by notary subsequent to being offered positions in the project.
  • Director, King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Guindy, Chennai, reserves all the rights to change the number of posts as per requirement and to cancel the interview without assigning any reason thereof.
  • The decision of the selection committee on selection of candidates will be final.
  • Preference will be given to candidates for all the above posts having work experience in diagnostic Virology lab / Molecular biology/ animal tissue culture and willingness to travel to study sites / perform outbreak investigations as per instructions of Principal Investigator of the project.
  • Distance educational qualifications will not be preferred.
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