Research & Development Post Kerala Agriculture University

Published on: 14 Mar, 2013
Published under: Education News Kerala, Kerala Recruitment News

Applications in prescribed word format are invited from technically qualified, skilful, talented, enthusiastic and experienced candidates having excellent academic records with more than 75% aggregate score throughout, strong aptitude for Research & Development and long term interest at this centre for the following temporary vacancies to lead the Research & Development at Kerala Agriculture University research centre.

The posts are purely temporary, expected to be continued, on daily wage contract basis at Rs.250-350/day depending on the qualifications, experience, expertise and efficiency of the candidates. All procedures for selection will be as per the regulations and decision of competent authority of Kerala Agricultural University.

Posts and Roles

Recruitment’s are on the following posts –

Tissue culturist/Biotechnologist (1 No.)M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
Tissue culturist/Biotechnologist should design, set up and manage a world class Tissue Culture lab at the centre, undertake TC production of Banana, Pineapple and Passion fruit and achieve the targets of the research centre (30-50 thousand TC plants/year); supervise the biotechnology research work,associate with the overall management of the R & D activities of the centre and report the progress regularly to the station head. The Tissue Culturist should be well-versed with the various tissue culture protocols like preparation of explant, inoculation,multiplication, rooting, hardening, etc and operation of various instruments/equipment used in a Biotechnology lab.

Microbiologist (1 No.)M.Sc. (Microbiology)
Microbiologist should design, set up and manage a world class Microbiology lab at the centre, culture,identify and develop control measures for the contaminating in the Tissue Culture lab and maintain it contamination free; supervise the microbiology research work, associate with the overall management
of the R & D activities of the centre and report the progress regularly to the station head. The Microbiologist should be well-versed with agricultural microbiology protocols like isolation, culture,identification & control of microorganisms, common pathogens of tropical fruit crops & their control and operation of various instruments/equipment used in a microbiology lab.

Phytochemist/Biochemist (1 No.)M.Sc. (Biochem/Analytical Chem.)
Phytochemist/Biochemist should design, set up and manage a world class Phytochemistry lab at the centre, undertake the regular analytical works in various projects, regularly provide the analytical data and prepare regular reports of various R & D projects and associate with the overall management of the R & D activities of the centre. Phytochemist sh
ould be well-versed with the various analytical procedures for the quality analyses of fruits such as estimation of moisture, pH, acidity, reducing, non-reducing & total sugar, TSS, protein, fibre, fat, minerals, vitamins, aminoacids, enzymes, etc and operation of various instruments/equipment in a chemistry lab.

Processing/Food Technologist (1 No.)M.Sc. (Processing, Food Technology, Home Science)
Processing/Food Technologist should design, set up and manage a world class Fruit Processing lab with FPO Registration at the centre to function as a demonstration cum training unit for the various self-help groups in the state, produce value added products like squash, jam, syrup, etc; develop novel recipes and fruit products, undertake regular Fruit
Processing tasks in various projects, regularly provide the production status, supervise the Fruit Processing research work, associate with the overall management of the R & D activities of the centre and report the progress regularly to the station head.

Information Technologist (1 No.)B.Sc./B.Tech./M.Sc./M.Tech. (IT/Computer Sci./Allied fields)
Information Technologist should have excellent proficiency in Computer system maintenance, MS Office, desk top publishing (Page maker/In design),web designing (Front page/Dream weaver),photography & photo editing (Photoshop/Corel suite), Videography & video editing (Premier) etc; should design, set up and manage a world class Information Communication System at the centre, evelop and manage station events, publications and website, associate with the overall management of the R & D activities of the centre and report the progress regularly to the station head.

Farm/Project Manager (1 No.)B.Sc./M.Sc./Ph.D. (Agri/Hort.)
Farm/Project Manager should design, set up and manage a world class research farm at the centre,supervise the various operations associated with the conduct of field experiments at NAPCL,Nadukkara and oversee the overall management of the R & D activities of the research centre and report the progress regularly to the station head.

Qualification Needed

Essential- : Appropriate PG Degrees, Scientific and Technological Know-how, Proficiency in English,Malayalam and Computer
Desirable :Proficiency in Computer – System maintenance, MS Office, desk top publishing (Page maker/Indesign), web designing (Front page/Dream weaver), photography & photoediting (Photoshop/Corelsuite), Videography & videoediting (Premier) etc .Proficiency in the operation of various specialised laboratory equipment like Gel documentation, ELISA Reader & washer, PCR, UV vis spectrophotometer, UV- Transilluminator, Flame photometer,Centrifuge, Microscopes, Electrophoresis, Shakers,ovens, Precision Weighing balances, Deep freezer,
BOD, Laminar Air Flow, still, etc.Driving licence (both two and four wheeler)

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Selection Procedure

Those having less than 65% aggregate score throughout their academic life need not submit resume and try for placement at the centre.Selection procedure will be in three modes –

  • Confident and interested candidates having consistently good academic record with more than 75% aggregate score throughout may email to prsvkm@gmail.com their full resume/biodata in the format prescribed.Local candidates residing within 20 km from PRS, Vazhakulam with an aggregate score of more than 65% can also apply.
  • Every application will be evaluated critically giving 40% weightage for your academic score and 60% weightage for your general capabilities by awarding marks for each answer in the application form. You will be informed of the results with details as to whether essential qualifications met, your test score, status remarks, qualified for further test or not.
  • Candidates securing more than 60% will be invited for a written test, discussion and interview to assess the candidate’s scientific, technical and managerial capabilities.
  • The written test consists of two papers; one subject paper and another general proficiency paper, each carrying 50 marks. Subject paper questions will be of graduate and post graduate level. Common sense questions will be in general proficiency paper. Candidates securing more than 70% combined score in written test and found promising in discussion and interview will be given a chance

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For More information

Associate Professor & Head
Pineapple Research Station
Vazhakulam-686 670, Muvattupuzha, Kerala
Tel: +91 485 2260832, Cell: +919446010905
FAX: +91 485 2260832
Email: prsvkm@kau.in, prsvkm@gmail.com
Websites:  http://www.kau.edu/prsvkm, http://prsvkm.tripod.com

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