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ICMR Recruitment Overview 2021

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Feb 17, 2021

Indian Council of Medical Research is situated in New Delhi, India. It is the highest authority in the field of biomedical research. ICMR is a renowned facility and one of the oldest medical research bodies around the world. Its purpose includes formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research. It is funded by the Government of India through the department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Main works of ICMR:

  • Setting up advanced research facilities in different Medical colleges, universities, and other non-ICMR institutes.
  • Studies related to new research, time bound task force which works on specific tasks in a given time period with uniform methodologies.
  • Open-ended research recommendations from the scientists of other non-ICMR Research institutes, Medical colleges, etc.

Latest Updates

  • Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research fellow(Non-Medical)
  • Hall ticket of written exam for the ICMR Assistant Recruitment is out now.
  • Online Applications can be filled for the post of Scientist B(Medial)
  • Walk-in-Interview/Written Test for various project posts at ICMR-NIE, Chennai.
ICMR Highlights

Highlights

Conducting Body Indian Council of Medical Research
Exams Conducted
  • Scientist – E, D for Medical and Non-Medical
  • Assistant Group B Level-6
  • Directors of various Departments
  • Posting of Head of various departments, etc
Exam Type National Level
Salary Rs.35000/- to Rs.2,18,200/-
Age Limit Upper Age Limit- 50 to 58 years
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Selection Process Written Test/Interview
Application Fees Rs.1500/- SC/SC/Women/PWD/EWS applicants are exempted from the application fee.
Official Website https://recruit.icmr.org.in/
ICMR Important Dates

Important Dates/Upcoming Events

ICMR is inviting applications for the below posts:

Vacancy Last Date
Online Application for the posts of
  • Scientist E -Medical and Non-Medical,
  • Scientist D - Medical and Non-Medical.
05/12/2020
Call for application for the post of Assistant (Group B – Level 6) 04/12/2020
Director National Institute for Implementation Research on Non-Communicable Diseases, Jodhpur 18/01/2021
Director ICMR-National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, Mumbai 18/01/2021
Director ICMR – National Institute of Pathology(NIP), New Delhi 18/01/2021
Director ICMR- National Animals Resource Facility for Biomedical Research, Hyderabad 18/01/2021
Director National Jalma Institute for Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases, Agra 18/01/2021
Head of ECD Division at ICMR Headquarter, New Delhi 25/01/2021
Head of NCD Division at ICMR Headquarter, New Delhi 25/01/2021
Head of RBMCH and Nutrition Division at ICMR Headquarter, New Delhi 25/01/2021
Scientist B (Medical) 14/01/2021
  • Scientist B (Non - Medical)
  • Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
  • Research Assistant
15/01/2021
  • Only the shortlisted aspirants will be called for an interview.
  • Selected candidates for the posts of Scientist B (Non – Medical) , Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and Research Assistant will be called for an interview on 22/01/2021.
  • Interview date for selected candidates in Scientist B (Medical) is 18/01/2021.
ICMR Eligibility

ICMR Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

Post Upper Age Limit
Scientist E -Medical and Non-Medical 50 years
Scientist D - Medical and Non-Medical 45 years
Director 58 years
Head of the divisions 58 years
Scientist B- Non Medical 35 years
Research Assistant 30 years
Auxiliary Nurse Midwife 30 years
Scientist B- Medical 35 years

Educational Qualifications

  1. Scientist E (Medical): MD/ MS/ DNB or equivalent degree in any of the following specializations with 7 years R&D/ Teaching / Working Experience in a Govt. / Public Sector / Private Institutions.
Community Medicine Pharmacology Pathology Physiology
Medical Microbiology Preventive and Social Medicine Medicine Radiology
Biochemistry Gynecologist Obstetrician TB
Chest Diseases Public Health Medicine Pediatrics
  1. Scientist E (Non -Medical): First class post graduate degree with Ph.D. in Biotechnology with 6 years R&D/ Teaching / Working Experience in a Govt. / Public Sector / Private Institutions.
  1. Scientist D (Medical): MD/ MS/ DNB or equivalent degree in relevant specializations with 5 years R&D/ Teaching / Working Experience in a Govt. / Public Sector / Private Institutions.
  • MBBS degree with Ph.D. in relevant specialization which is mentioned below and 4 years R&D/ Teaching / Working Experience in a Govt. / Public Sector / Private Institutions.
Community Medicine Pharmacology Pathology Microbiology
Pediatrics Medicine Medicine TB
Chest Diseases Public Health Preventive and Social Medicine
  1. Scientist D (Non-Medical)
  • First Class graduate Degree with Ph.D. in any of the following subjects with 4 years R&D/ Teaching / Working Experience in a Govt. / Public Sector / Private Institutions.
    • Sociology
    • Social Work
    • Psychology
    • Biology/Bioscience
    • Biotechnology
    • Botany
    • Bioinformatics
  1. Assistant (Group B – Level 6): Bachelor Degree of minimum three years with working knowledge in MS Office / MS PowerPoint on computer.
  1. Director ICMR

(i) National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Mumbai

  • MD/ MS/ DNB or equivalent degree in relevant specializations with 16 years R&D Experience.
  • First Class Master’s Degree with Ph.D. in any of the following subject:
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology/Bioscience
    • Genetics/Medical Genetics
    • Immunology
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Pharmacology
    • Biotechnology

(ii) National Institute of Pathology (NIP), New Delhi

  • MD/ MS/ DNB or equivalent degree in relevant specializations with 16 years R&D Experience.
  • In addition to the above experience, applicants should also have work experience of 5 years in Managerial position.
  • First Class Master’s Degree with Ph.D. in any of the following subject:
    • Biochemistry
    • Genetics/Medical Genetics
    • Immunology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Biotechnology

(iii) National Animals Resource Facility for Biomedical Research, Hyderabad

  • First class degree with Ph.D. in veterinary Science.
  • 16 years of R&D experience in the area of veterinary Science.

(iv) National Jalma Institute for Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases, Agra

  • MD/ MS/ DNB or equivalent degree in relevant specializations.
  • 16 years of R&D Experience.
  • First Class Master’s Degree with Ph.D. in the following subjects:
    • Biochemistry
    • Immunology
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Pharmacology
    • Biotechnology
  1. Director National Institute for Implementation Research on Non-Communicable Diseases, Jodhpur
  • MD/ MS/ DNB or equivalent degree from a recognized university.
  • R&D Experience - 16 years.
  • First Class Master’s Degree with Ph.D. from a recognized university in the following subjects:
    • Biochemistry
    • Economics with specialization in Health Economics
    • Immunology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biology/Bioscience
    • Genetics/Medical Genetics
    • Pharmacology
    • Biostatistics/Statistics
  1. Head of Divisions

(i) Head of ECD Division at ICMR Headquarter, New Delhi

  • MD/ MS/ DNB or equivalent degree recognized by MCI

Or

  • First Class Master’s degree with Ph.D. in any of the following subjects:
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology/Bioscience
    • Entomology
    • Immunology
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Virology
    • Biostatistics/Statistics
  • Also 16 years of R&D experience in the above mentioned areas.

(ii) Head – Division of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), ICMR headquarters, New Delhi

  • MD/MS/DNB o equivalent degree

Or

  • Master’s Degree with Ph.D. in the following subjects:
    • Biochemistry
    • Economics with specialization in Health Economics
    • Immunology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Biology/Bioscience
    • Genetics/Medical Genetics
    • Pharmacology
    • 16 years of R&D experience.

(iii) Head – Division of Reproductive Biology Maternal Health & Child Health(RBMH & CH) & Nutrition, ICMR Headquarters, New Delhi

  • MD/MS/DNB o equivalent degree

Or

  • Post graduate degree with Ph.D. in the following subjects:
    • Biochemistry
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Biology/Bioscience
    • Genetics/Medical Genetics
    • Immunology
    • Microbiology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Pharmacology
    • 16 years of R&D experience.
  1. Scientist B (Medical)
  • MBBS or BDS with one year Research/Teaching experience/DGO

Or

  • Obs /Gyn /PSM from a recognized university.
  1. Scientist B ( Non-Medical)
  • First Class Master Degree in Public Health with 2 years of experience.
  • Or
  • 2nd Class post graduate degree with Ph.D. in Public Health.
  1. Research Assistant
  • Graduate in science with 3 years of work experience or Master’s degree in a relevant subject.
  1. Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
  • High school or equivalent with a certificate in ANM course.
ICMR Application Process

ICMR Application Process

  • Candidates can fill the online application form in the official website: https://recruit.icmr.org.in/.
  • Click on the advertisement “Online Test for ICMR JRF Notification 2021”
  • Before you fill the application form, go through the eligibility criteria thoroughly
  • Now you should provide the required details correctly
  • Separate applications should be submitted with required application fee.
  • Lastly, you have to click the submit button and then take a print out of the application form for future reference.

Documents required while applying for the post

  • Proof of Date of Birth
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Experience certificates.

The above documents have to be uploaded digitally.

Application Fees

  • Candidates have to pay Rs.1500/- while applying for the post.
  • However, SC/ST/Women/PWD candidates are exempted from application fee.
  • Applicants can pay application fee through the link given in the application form.
  • Application fee is non-refundable.

Selection Process

The candidates which fulfill the minimum eligibility in respect of age, education, and experience shall be short-listed and called for an interview.

ICMR Vacancy

Vacancies

Post No. of Vacancies
Scientist E (Medical) 42
Scientist E (Non-Medical) 01
Scientist D (Medical) 16
Scientist D (Non-Medical) 06
Scientist B (Non- Medical) 01
Research Assistant 02
Auxiliary Nurse(Midwife) 02
Scientist B (Medical) 01
ICMR Salary

Salary Structure

Post Salary
Scientist E -Medical and Non-Medical Rs.1,23,100 - Rs.2,15,900
Scientist D -Medical and Non-Medical Rs.78,800 - Rs.2,09,200
Director, Head of the divisions Rs.1,44,200 - Rs.2,18,200
Scientist B- Non Medical Rs. 59,250/- per month
Research Assistant Rs. 31000/- per month
Auxiliary Nurse Midwife Rs. 17,000/-
Scientist B- Medical Rs. 68,875/- per month including 30% HRA)
  • Grade pay for Scientist posts E (Medical and Non-Medical ) is Rs. 8700/-
  • Grade pay for Scientist posts D (Medical and Non-Medical ) is Rs. 7600/-
ICMR FAQs

FAQs

Ques. Is there any written exam conducted for the posts of directors and head of the divisions?

Ans. No, the candidates will be selected as per age, educational qualifications and called for an interview. However, if the number of candidates is more, a written test will be conducted for some posts like Scientist B and research assistants, midwives, etc.

Ques. Is there any document verification after the interview?

Ans. Yes, candidates will have to send their documents for document verification.

Ques. Is there any preference for the locals or anyone outside the state can also apply for the posts?

Ans. Yes, preference is there because of urgency and workload in the institutions but others can also apply.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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