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Applications are invited for the post of one Lab/Field Assistant contractual position for research project in the multidisciplinary research field to be undertaken in the Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata.


Interested and eligible candidates are encouraged to apply on or before August 15, 2021

Position: Lab/Field Assistant

No. of Vacancy: 1

Minimum Eligibility: B.Sc in any branch of Sciences from a recognized Board/Institute.

Desirable Qualifications:

Basic knowledge in plant sciences, rearing and maintenance of plants in greenhouse, field and controlled conditions. Basic knowledge of computers for record keeping. Communication skill in spoken Hindi and English is highly desirable. Prior experience in plant sciences/greenhouse would be preferable.


Job Responsibilities:

Day-to-day care of plants, cleaning and maintenance, preparation of potting mixes, different fertilizer treatments, biocontrol and interface with ongoing projects. The person should be flexible to collect and perform in field sites. Sincere, regular record keeping and troubleshooting highly desirable. Must be a plant enthusiast and integrate well into the team.

Salary: 20,000/- per month + 24 % HRA


Last Date for the receipt of the application is August 15, 2021. Applications enclosing attested copies of all testimonials/certificates and curriculum vitae should be sent to within the application deadline.


Based on the first evaluation of applications received, only selected applicants will be notified by email to appear for an interview. No TA/DA is admissible for appearing in the interview.

Date of Interview: Will be notified in the email sent to the short-listed candidates.

Project start date: Will be notified via email to the selected candidates.

Tenure of the post will initially be for one year but likely to be extendable for two more years subject to performance of the candidate and availability of funds.