The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB)

The Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB) is a newly established  institution of education, training and research in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India under the auspices of UNESCO. RCB is designed to be a centre of excellence in biotechnology with intimate contributions from the countries of the region and academic institutions from the rest of the world. It provides a meeting place where innovation, enterprise and industrial development will germinate.

The Centre invites young scientists having Ph.D. degree in any discipline of science and who are below the age of 35 years to work in the areas related (but not limited) to structural, systems, and chemical biology, biomaterials and nano science and technology, cellular and molecular biology, disease biology and drug discovery.

Those likely to complete their Ph.D. degree in the next three months are also eligible to apply. The award shall be initially for the duration of three years, which may be extended for two more years subject to satisfactory progress, based on a review by a committee of experts. The award carries a consolidated stipend of Rs 40,000 per month. The awardee shall not be entitled to draw any other fellowship or salary.

Interested candidates may submit their application by filling the application form available on the RCB website (, one page write-up of research interests, and a demand draft of Rs 500, in favour of Executive Director, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Gurgaon 122 016. Copy of the application should be sent by registered post to: The Registrar, Regional Centre for Biotechnology, 180 Udyog Vihar Phase I, Gurgaon 122 016, India so as to reach by 31 December 2010.

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