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Adhoc contract appointment scheme against existing vacancies & Sree Chitra High Value Fellowships

1. Objective

a. The Biomedical Technology Wing of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST),Thiruvananthapuram is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic

faculty committed to Product Development, Research & Teaching

and is in search of highly qualified and well proven Scientists, Engineers, Technologists, and Medical personnel possessing consistently good academic record with clear potential for high quality R&D work, at different levels - in the following broad areas:


Biomedical Engineering & Technology


Biomaterials and Artificial Organs




Molecular biology & diagnostics


Tissue Engineering


Drug delivery technologies


Product development, scale-up and commercialisation


Testing & Quality management systems

b. Positions are open to candidates of all Nationalities

2. About the Institute Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram is an Institute of National Importance established by an Act of the Indian Parliament and under the administrative control of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. The Institute signifies the convergence of Medical Sciences and Technology and its mission is to enable the indigenous growth of

biomedical technology, besides demonstrating high standards of patient care in medical specialties and evolving postgraduate training programs. It has a hospital for tertiary care of cardiovascular and neurological diseases, and research programmes in the areas of basic and applied medical sciences, a Biomedical Technology Wing with facilities and research programmes for developing medical devices from a conceptual stage to commercialization, and The Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies for training and research in public health. The Institute has the status of a University and offers Postdoctoral, Doctoral and Postgraduate courses in Medical Specialties, Public Health, Nursing, Basic & Biomaterial Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Health Care Technology. Students for these programmes are selected through a National level competitive evaluation process. 3. Advertising Vacancies are advertised in the Institute Web site and depending on the need, also in

Leading National and International journals in the area, Current Science, University News,

Conferences National and International

News papers

Through the Placement Cells/ Notice boards/ Websites of other National/International Institutes and Universities, CSIR Pool Officer database

Personal contacts: Academic & Industry/ National Young Investigator (YIM) meetings of IUSSTF & India Bioscience etc.

4. Job description and Posts

Depending upon the eligibility, candidates can be placed in one of the following levels with the assigned responsibility.

a. Scientist/Engineer D

These are middle level positions and are responsible for:

Planning and developing independent R & D programmes in

Research / Product Development / Testing and related activities.

Developing viable technologies, which will complement / aid Institute’s approved programs

b. Scientist/Engineer B & C These are entry level positions and are responsible for:

Providing support in generating novel and worthwhile ideas and interacting with other groups in association with Senior Scientists of the Institute.

Conducting active research and contributing to the ongoing R & D programmes in Research /Product Development / Testing and related activates

5. Qualification, Experience, Age limit & Emoluments

Qualifications with minimum First class (or equivalent) throughout from reputed institutions & relevant experience, is essential for all positions.

Chitra Fellow-B


B. Tech/ B.V.Sc / MBBS /BDS or equivalent Degree + 2 Years experience Or M.Tech/M.S(Engg)/ M.VSc/ M.Pharm


Age below 30 years


Emoluments: Rs.44100(consolidated) + Rs.1330(Consolidated Annual Increment)

Chitra Fellow-C


M.Tech/M.S(Engg) / M.VSc/ M.Pharm or equivalent Degree + 2 Years experience Or MDS/ MD/MS (Medical) + 1 Years experience Or PhD


Age below 35 years


Emoluments: Rs.53240(consolidated) + Rs.1600(Consolidated Annual Increment)

Chitra Fellow- D M.Tech/M.S (Engg) / M.VSc/ M.Pharm or equivalent Degree + 6 Years experience Or MDS/ MD/MS (medical) + 4 Years Or PhD + 3 Years experience


Age below 45 years


Emoluments: Rs.79800(consolidated) + Rs.2400 (Consolidated Annual Increment)

Based on merit, highly deserving candidates may be given up to 5 advance annual increases. 6. Review of application & selection

a. First phase:

Initial screening is done in consistence with the advertised basic qualifications, area of specialization, experience and age limit. The assessment is based primarily on research aptitude, scholarly productivity, teaching ability and ability to be a conscientious member who will fit in with the Department’s/ Institute’s priorities. If the rating is satisfactory, move on to the next phase.

b. Second Phase:

(a) Seminar

Based on the previous research experience and skills

Future research plans/goals

(b) Seminar in absentia, can be conducted for candidates with

a valid reason for being unable to present in person with the help of internet programmes such SKYPE, Google talk etc. or with the help of specific video conferencing programmes such as WebEx etc. Candidate has to send a PowerPoint presentation (15-20 slides) of his research

activities well in advance, through email. The presentation of about 30 minutes is carried out at a mutually agreed time, in the presence of committee members and concerned faculty.

c. Third phase (a) Interview Candidates have to appear in person for an interview

7. How to apply

a. Application can be submitted throughout the year in the prescribed

format given in the Annexure and is also available in http://www.sctimst.ac.in/.

b. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

c. Those not selected, are eligible to reapply only after one year.

8. Address for correspondence

Contact person

Director Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology Satelmond Palace, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, INDIA Pin Code : 695012

Phone: 91- 471 - 2340801 Fax: 91- 471 - 2341814 E-mail: chvf@sctimst.ac.in

9. Further continued employment Selected Candidates with consistent high performance during their tenure at SCTIMST, and found suitable by the Senior Staff Selection Committee of the Institute, have the opportunity to continue employment as regular Academic Staff of SCTIMST.

10. Accommodation and other benefits Campus accommodation Single/Family is dependent on availability

11. Working environment:

The Institute provides a congenial workplace which fosters the growth of its people - both professional as well as personal - with an inspiring leadership, shared vision, mission, and purpose. State of art infrastructural facilities and opportunities are available to facilitate research, development and technology transfer, and to develop national and international networks, linkages and collaborations. Vibrant student community contributes significantly to the innovative research and product development. Merit based non-vacancy linked Flexible Complimenting Promotions scheme exists to appreciate the R&D contributions of Faculty. Salary structure is as per Govt. of India rules with additional perks and benefits specific to the Institute, such as sabbatical leave, grants for attending national/international conferences etc. Kerala the ‘Gods own country’ which is rich in its cultural heritage, communal harmony, blessed with natural beauty, greenery, beaches, backwaters and hill stations. It is also acclaimed for its high literacy rate, quality of life and social status of women comparable with any

developed nation. Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), is the capital of the state with a pleasant climate throughout the year. The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology inherited its name from the last Maharaja of Travancore, His Highness Sir Sree Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma with the gift of whom the Institute had its origin. Our Hospital Wing campus is located at the Medical College area, while Biomedical Technology Wing is at Poojappura, about 10 kms East, in a picturesque 27-acred campus around the century old Satelmond Palace, the former residence of Her Highness Maharani Sethu Lakshmi

Bayi - the Regent Maharani of Travancore during 1924-31. Both the campuses are within the city. There are many prominent scientific institutions like Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST), National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Tropical Botanic Garden & Research Institute (TBGRI) etc. in the neighborhood and some enchanting picnic spots and historic monuments in and around the city. 12. Time schedule for selection (from the date of receipt of application):

a. First Phase : One month

b. Second Phase: Three months

c. Third Phase: Six months