Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) recruits National Chair/ Scientist Chairs

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) invites application for the recruitment of National Chair/ Scientist Chairs with Graduate/ Post Graduate holders

Company name : Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Posts : National Chair/ Scientist Chairs
Qualification : Graduate/ Post Graduate
Salary : Rs.75,000-1,00,000/- p.m.
No of Post : 02
Location : New Delhi
Last date to apply : 15.12.2014

Details of Post :

National Chair/ Scientist Chairs

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) invites applications / nominations for Dr CG Pandit National Chair and Chairs for Distinguished Scientists. ICMR with its 32 state-of-the-art Institutes/Centers, is amongst the foremost research organizations in the field of Biomedical Sciences. Over the years, ICMR has helped in strengthening the scientific milieu of country by creating and nurturing talent in many disciplines including communicable and non communicable diseases, basic medical sciences, reproductive health including nutrition, human resource developments etc. So far ICMR had a limited number of opportunities to utilize the services of senior eminent medical/ biomedical researchers to serve as think tanks for the organization for strengthening and shaping up its research and human research agenda. On the lines of such chairs/ positions being available in various science/academic agencies, ICMR has modified and expanded its current programme. In view of this two types of chairs will be available:-

Dr. C.G. Pandit, National Chair:

The chair will be now known as National Chair in the name of Dr. C.G. Pandit, first Director of ICMR after independence, with the remuneration of Rs. 1.00 Lakh per month & Contingency Grant of Rs. 5.00 Lakh per year. This Contingency Grant may be utilized for meeting of Secretarial Services/ Travel (India & abroad)/ Research
Fellows & Other Expenses. The travel component should be related to the project submitted by the applicant. The duration of C.G. Pandit, National Chair will be for 5 years (3 years extendable by another 2 years after assessment of the progress and plans). Also, only retired medically qualified persons are eligible for this Chair. For Dr CG Pandit National Chair the person should preferably be the fellow of all the national science academies. At a given point of time only one such chair will exist.

Distinguish Scientist Chairs of ICMR :

Distinguished biomedical chairs will be open to retired scientists/ medical teachers who may belong to Medical/ Bio-medical /Life Sciences with the excellent track record in the field of medical application. There area of contribution should be matched with the priority areas of ICMR. All the perks/ remuneration of Distinguish
Scientist Chairs of ICMR will be at par with the existing Chairs of ICMR i.e. Rs. 75,000/- per month as a remuneration and Rs. 1.00 Lakh per year as a Contingency Grant. This Contingency Grant may be utilized for meeting expenses related to Secretarial Services/ Travel (India & abroad)/ Research Fellow etc. It may be noted that the travel component should be related to the programme/ project submitted by the applicants. The duration of Chair will be for 5 years (3 years extendable by another 2 years after assessment of the progress and plans). There remuneration will be revised as per the M/o HRD (National Research Professor) from time to time. Usually two chairs will be established at one point of time; their number will not cross six at any given point of time.

General conditions/ guidelines:

      1. All the applicants/ nominees are requested to submit their applications along with a programme targeting a ICMR priority area which is in line with national health priorities available on ICMR and Department of Health Research websites .
      2. Applications/ nominations may be submitted on a plain paper with essential details : (i) Name (ii) date of birth (iii) Qualifications (iv) Research Experience which may be as a scientist / medical/ biomedical teacher specially important projects carried out (v) Awards – from Govt of India, state governments, national agencies like ICMR, DST, DBT, CSIR, DRDO etc (vi) Fellowships – Indian National Science Academy, National Academy of Sciences India, Indian Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medical Sciences, others in this order (vii) Significant contributions in the field of Medical Sciences should be supported by list of publications and documentary evidence (viii) Programme ( about 2-3 typed pages, up to 1500 words) that the applicant/ nominee will like to carry out – inputs, activities and targeted outcome for first three years and then remaining 2 years if extended with clear plans of utilization of existing infrastructure and human resource of ICMR and or host institute as well as additional financial resources required to achieve proposed outcomes (ix) Any other detail that applicant / nominee may like to give in support of his candidature (x) Proposed host institute with letter of commitment from Head of Institute.

How to apply :

The applicants may themselves as per format given above or they can be nominated by any Distinguish Scientist/Professor of the country. No private practice will be allowed during the fellowship. However, Chairs may apply and get extramural grants in partnership with regular employees of host institutes as per norms of institutes and government for handling finances. Applicants/ nominees for both the chairs should be preferably below 75 years.
5 copies of the application may kindly be sent to Director General Attention: Dr K K Singh, Scientist G and Head of Human Resources, Indian council of Medical Research, Ansari Nager, New Delhi-110029 by speed post e- Applications/ nominations received up to 15th December, 2014 will be reviewed in first phase; second review (if required) will be for applications received upto 31st January, 2015.

Important dates to remember :

Last date to apply : 15.12.2014

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