Great job opportunity for Assistant Research Officer @ Pasteur Institute of India

Pasteur Institute of India

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About Pasteur Institute of India

The Pasteur Institute of India, located in Coonoor, is a prominent institution known for its production of Anti Rabies Vaccine and DPT group of Vaccines. These vaccines play a crucial role in the Universal Immunization Programme (UIP) of the Government of India. The institute operates as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, which is headquartered in New Delhi.

The institute’s contribution to vaccine production is essential for public health in India, as these vaccines are vital in preventing diseases like rabies and ensuring the immunization of children through the UIP. This demonstrates the institute’s commitment to advancing healthcare and safeguarding public health in the country.

Job Description:

Applications are invited from eligible officers of Central Government, State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies, and Universities for the position of Assistant Research Officer on a deputation basis/foreign service. The position offers an opportunity to work at the Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor.

Vacancy Details:

  • Number of Posts: 3 (Three) [1 vacancy will arise on 01.02.2024]
  • Scale of Pay: Pay matrix level – 7; Rs. 44,900-1,42,400

Qualification and Experience:

  • Qualification: M.Sc. in Microbiology, Applied Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or B.Tech. in Biotechnology/Industrial Biotechnology, or B.Pharm, or M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology, Medical Pharmacology, Medical Biochemistry.
  • Desirable: M.Tech./M.Pharm./Ph.D. in relevant fields.
  • Experience: 3 years working experience in the Manufacturing/testing of biological/pharma products


  • Officers under the Central Government/State Government/ PSUs/Autonomous Bodies/Universities:
    • Holding analogous posts on a regular basis in the parent cadre/department, or
    • With 5 years of service in the grade rendered after appointment on a regular basis in pay matrix level – 6 or equivalent.
  • Possessing the educational qualifications and experience prescribed above.

Recruitment Method and Term:

  • Recruitment Method: On deputation basis/Foreign service
  • Term of Engagement: The period of deputation shall ordinarily not exceed 3 years

General Conditions for Application:

  1. Maximum age limit for deputation appointment: 56 years.
  2. Terms and conditions of deputation governed by DOP&T’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt. (Pay II) dated 17.06.2010.
  3. Application must be sent in the prescribed format (Annexure – I) to the Director, Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor.
  4. Applications should be supported by relevant documents, Cadre clearance (Annexure – II), Vigilance clearance, and photocopies of APARs for the last 5 years.
  5. Applications must be received by 01.11.2023, and the envelope should be superscribed as “Application for the posts of Assistant Research Officer on deputation basis/foreign service”.
  6. Departmental Officers in the feeder category and deputationists have specific eligibility considerations.
  7. Officers selected have the option for pay and deputation (duty) allowance.
  8. Applications must be forwarded by the employer/cadre controlling authority.

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