Project Research Scientist I

 Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala


Affinity-tuned CAR T cells targeting refractory CD20 (+) B lineage malignancies for enhanced safety and antitumor functions


Applications are invited from suitable candidates (citizens of India) for one position of Project Research Scientist I (non-medical) in a ICMR funded research project in the Laboratory of Dr. Sunil Martin at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram. The focus of the laboratory is to redirect the immune cells by engineering synthetic receptors to understand the basic mechanisms and to explore its translational potential in cancer immunotherapy. For more information on research projects undertaken in the lab, visit the webpage

Age limit: Below 28 years as on April 02, 2024. Age relaxation will be given as per Govt. of India norms.


Initially for a period of one year and extendable until the termination of the project whichever is earlier based on performance evaluation.


₹ 56,000/- with 18% HRA consolidated per month.


  1. The candidate must have excellent academic records with 80% and above marks in M.Tech/M.Sc. in Biotechnology and bench experience in Genetic Engineering/​Immunology/​Hematology/​Cancer Biology/​Systems Biology.
  2. Candidates qualified with national Junior Research Fellowships such as ICMR, DBT, CSIR, or UGC will be preferred.
  3. Prior biomedical laboratory experience in academia or industry with molecular biology, immunology, hematology, or cell and gene therapy with an aptitude towards pursuing a research career.
  4. An aptitude for designing, organizing, and executing experiments on the bench with strong analytical skills.



  1. Fine skills in molecular biology and immune cell culture.
  2. Publications in national or international journals
  3. Good communication and interpersonal skills to work in collaborative teams
  4. Accountability to complete the project
  5. Commitment towards developing curative cancer therapy
  6. Researchers with experience in international research environment

To Apply

  1. Applications should be submitted online.
  2. Candidates who are currently working in Government firms should send applications through the proper channel.
  3. Last date for receiving completed applications is April 02,2024.
  4. If a candidate wishes to apply for different positions, separate applications should be submitted for each position. Selection to the position will not entitle the candidate to any future positions at RGCB (permanent or otherwise). As with all project positions at RGCB, the position will be co terminus with end of the project.

Applications which are not in the prescribed format will summarily be rejected.

Only those fulfilling the above criteria need apply. Applicants will be short listed for the ONLINE selection interview based on eligibility criteria. Selection of suitable candidates will be made based on qualifications and performance in the selection interview.

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