Monday 22 March 2021

Recruitment of various post in INSTITUTE FOR STEM CELL SCIENCE


Autonomous Institute  of the Department  of Biotechnology, Govt. of India) GKVK Campus, Bellary Road, Bangalore-560065

ADVERTISEMENT NO. inStem/13/2020

The    Institute    for    Stem    Cell    Science    and    Regenerative    Medicine    (inStem,,    an Autonomous Institute of the Department of Biotechnology,  Government  of India, invites online applications from eligible  and interested  candidates  for  filling  up  the following  vacancies   under  Technical  Cadre  to  work  as Technical  Assistant  at  Bangalore    Life Science  Cluster  on Direct  Recruitment  failing which  by Deputation/Absorption

IMPORTANT   NOTE:     Only  online   applications   will  be  accepted.   Applications   received through any other  mode shall stand  rejected  automatically.


1)   Institute reserves  the right to withdraw/cancel  the advertisement  at any stage of recruitment     process and may keep any of the advertised vacancy unfilled.  No correspondence  will be entertained  in this regard.
2) The number of positions may increase/decrease  at the time of selection, if more numbers of positions with identical job requirements become available at the time of selection or within one year after the selection, these positions may also be filled from among the list of shortlisted candidates. 
An indicative list of the work areas of the incumbent is given below (they are not exhaustive and new areas may be added later):

Senior Technical  Officer (Instrumentation- Post code-32/20)
Overall  in-charge  of Instrumentation.  Repair&  maintenance  of high-end/specialized  research  instruments related to Life science research.
Procurement  for Instruments  for common  Facility and helping research groups in preparing  specification and procurement process. Training to users for operation of instruments and prepare SOP. Maintenance and calibration of equipment installed in common facility.
•          Maintaining the inventory of Spares related to Equipment.
•          Planning, installation and operation& Maintenance of Gas Distribution Manifolds.
•          Operation and maintenance of AV system, Telecom system.
•          Coordination for Lab renovation/ Modifications and installation of new equipment

Senior Technical  Officer (Information Technology-  Post code-31/20)
•          Development and maintenance Drupal based websites on LINUX web servers.
•          Installation and configuration of open source applications on LINUX including web, dns, proxy, mail etc.
•          Develop web based analytical tools for monitoring the resources.
•          Develop and deploy new technologies to improve the computing infrastructure of the campus.
•          Writing automation scripts using bash, python or PHP scripts
Monitoring, management and optimization of the data center facility and HPC clusters (including hardware and software).
•          Providing user support for technical issues, code optimization, data management, etc.
Active involvement in the expansion of the facilities and the associated infrastructure, expected in the near future.
•          Backup and restoration of server data
•          Maintaining centralized data storage based on GPFS, Luster etc.
Leading the team by utilising  skills and knowledge of rules and regulations of GOI for purchase, accounts etc.
•          Planning and procuring of IT infrastructure to meet the institute requirements.

Technical  Officer-II (Instrumentation- Post code-30/20)
•          Repair& maintenance of research instruments related to Life science research.
•          Operation&  Maintenance  of  Gas  Distribution  Manifolds,  Telecom  System,  Audio  Visual  Facility  and
Audio conferencing.
•          Maintenance of Autoclaves/ Sterilization units, Rack and Cage washer, IVC cage, interlocking system.
•          Maintaining the inventory of Spares related to Gas line and telecom.
•          Maintaining history of installation and repair history of Instrument.
•          Streaming, recording and archiving of Lectures and conferences for record offline use.
•          Procurement and installation of access control and Biometric attendance system.

Technical  Officer-I (HVAC- Post code-28/20)
•          Operation and maintenance of MCC power panels, motors, VFDs, actuators, valves, BMS system including
DDC controllers, field devices, signalling & control system etc.
Troubleshooting  of electrical,  BMS & control system.  Operation  and maintenance  of HVAC systems  of containment   facilities,   Animal   facilities,   clean  rooms,   data  centers.   Planning  and  procurement   of
maintenance spares and their storage/management.
•          AMC contract management for these systems.

Technical  Officer-I (Laboratory Support- Post code-29/20)
•          Supervising routine jobs carried out by Laboratory assistants daily to ensure that quality is maintained
•          Monitoring quality of media prepared by Laboratory kitchen staff
Monitoring sterilized items and all other duties performed  by laboratory kitchen to ensure that quality is maintained
•          Responsible for safe collection, storage and disposal of laboratory wastes (Biomedical wastes) 
•          Maintaining laboratory equipment through SOPs, periodical maintenance
•          Maintaining laboratory supplies inventory
•          Assisting new PIs in setting up laboratory
Formulation  of policy for various activities  in the laboratory  in consultation  with other  members of the group
•          Ensuring  the  provision  and  maintaining  in  functional  working  order  all  appropriate  personal  protective
equipment (PPE)
•          Assisting Senior Laboratory Manager in maintaining all functions related to the Laboratory operations
Co-ordination  with  technical  team  for  attending  to  the  general  maintenance  and  repair  works  in  the laboratories

Technical  Assistant  (Instrumentation- Post code-23/20)
•          Preventive maintenance of instruments and maintenance of records
•          Monitoring the usage of common instruments,
•          Checking the logbook and online scheduler and propose of expansion or replacement.
•          Maintaining the history of installation and repair history of Instrument.
•          Assistance in maintaining the inventory of Spares.
•          Monitoring and updating the Helpdesk requests for servicing, repair, calibration,
•          performance check of common and lab instruments.
Maintenance  and Calibration  of Weighing  balances,  and Fine Balances,  pH meters, Conductivity  meters and TDS meters, BOD incubators, CO2/ Tri-Gas incubators.
•          Installation of New Access control system and Operation and maintenance of Access control system.
•          Providing new telephone lines and attending to the problems of existing lines.
•          Operation and maintenance of Type III, Type II and Type I water purification systems and RO water unit.
•          Repair of PCB and taking care of instrumentation and PCB workshop.
•          Maintenance of Centralized Gas Distribution System Maintenance of centralize Air Compressor, Vacuum
Plant, Bio Medical Sterilizers and Autoclaves.
Handling the Audio  Visual  systems  for all the events  scheduled  at campus  including  major  conferences, Annual Talks, Symposiums, Informal and Non Informal Seminars, non-Scientific Public Lectures etc.
•          Arrangement  for the streaming of lectures at other venues in the campus. Setup the audio system for the
cultural events planned at campus.

Technical  Assistant  (Information Technology- Post code-24/20)
•          Ensuring  that  campus  users  gets  the  most  benefit  from  the  Computer,  printer  hardware  and  software
(Linux, Windows and Mac) available
•          Configuration of network switches, upgrading firmware, configuring VLAN etc
Independently  troubleshooting  system  and  network  problems  and  diagnosing  and  solving  hardware  or software faults on site
•          Providing a suitable configuration to the user using the knowledge of new technology offered in the market
•          Functioning with adequate knowledge of rules and regulations of GOI for purchase, accounts etc
•          Monitoring and maintaining the computer systems and network
•          Co-ordinating with other departments for smooth running of the systems including external vendors, ISP
•          Installation of hardware components, configuring servers including virtualization
•          Monitoring daily logs, taking backups and taking necessary precautions accordingly.
•          Identifying and removing malwares etc.
Configuring  and  managing  a  centralized  system  to  manage  desktop  clients  in  terms  of  hardware  and software
•          Content Management including installation and configuration and updating content

Technical  Assistant  (Electrical- Post code-25/20)
Operation  and  Maintenance  of  Electrical  and  associated  systems  on  24/7hrs  basis  including,  but  not restricted to Transformers of 2000kVA, 1500kVA DG sets, HT and LT panels 200 nos
Troubleshooting    of  control    wiring    of  electrical    panels    including    relay/PLC    logics,    appropriate discriminations  protection  systems,  Lifts and Fire alarm/protection  systems,  lightning  protection  systems and earthing systems, motors and pumps of various ratings etc.
•          Planning and execution of preventive maintenance as per IS/IE to achieve "Zero breakdown"  in electrical
power  supply  system  including  various  rating  UPS  systems,  addition  and  alteration  works  existing electrical systems.
•          Attending day to today tickets raised by users.
•          Tender document preparation using  knowledge of CPWD procedures 
•          Coordination with other Govt agencies like electricity board, PESO, CEA and Diesel suppliers etc.

Technical  Assistant  (HVAC- Post code-26/20)
Operation and maintenance of HVAC plant room having air-cooled and water cooled chillers, primary - secondary - condenser pumps, cooling towers etc.
•          Managing AMCs, shift arrangements, log checks etc. Low end HVAC maintenance of chilled water based
HVAC  systems  and DX based  AC  systems  like  VRF  systems,  cold  rooms,  unitary  machines,  FCUs, ventilation units, emergency fans etc.
Maintenance  and  updation  of  maintenance  history  records  etc.  AMC  contract  management  for  these systems.
Technical  Assistant  (Civil- Post code-27/20)
•          Preparation of Estimates, Tenders, and evaluation process as per GOI norms.
•          Execution of projects as per government norms.
Construction monitoring, Quality Assurance & Quality Control on the works preparation of various reports and coordination with various stake holders.
Planning and implementation of preventive maintenance schedules, handling break down works, day to day complaints, execution of minor works, recording of works bills, etc.
•          Supervision of operation and maintenance of STP, WTP. Development and maintenance of landscape and
hard-scape works, etc,.


The post carries the Pay Level-6, Level-7, Level-8 & Level-9 as mentioned above in the pay structure of 7th CPC  Pay  Matrix  (Entry  Level)  and  other  benefits  which  include   Dearness   Allowance,   House  Rent Allowance  (in lieu of accommodation),  Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Leave Travel Concession,  Medical Facilities as per Govt.  of India Rules. The selected  candidate  will be covered  under National Pension System (NPS).

Eligibility  Criteria: Essential  Educational  Qualifications  and Experience  required for the post are as under: -

1)   InStem is a premiere  organization  under the Department  of Biotechnology,  Government  of India and its mandate is world class research. The institute is looking for employees  with requisite  capabilities,  skills, qualifications,  aptitude,  merit and suitability to fulfil the institute’s  objectives.  Merely meeting  minimum eligibility criteria will not automatically entitle a candidate to be called for assessment tests. The prospective applicants should align with the requirements of a scientific and research institute and willing to work in a competitive environment with full enthusiasm and dedication. There is a probation period of 2 years for all the posts.
2)   Candidates must have acquired the Essential Educational Qualifications and Experience on the crucial date of eligibility for the posts they are applying i.e., 31-03-2021. Those awaiting results of the final examination as on the last date of application for the essential qualification are not eligible and hence need not apply.
3)   It may be noted that candidature  will remain provisional  till the veracity of the concerned documents  are verified by the Appointing Authority.
4)   Qualification and experience in the relevant field alone will be considered 
The maximum  age of the applicant  should  be as follows,  as on closing  date of receipt  of online application (31-03-2021): -
Age  Relaxation   for  the  reserved  category  candidates   against  the  reserved  vacancies   shall  be applicable  as per Government  of India  Rules.  There would  be no upper  age limit for all persons in respect of Officers/Staff members already working on regular basis in the Institute.

There would be no upper age limit for all employees  being engaged in the work of the institute or department for the last 5 years or more (as on 28.02.2020)


Candidate must be citizen of India.


Candidates employed in Government/ Public Sector Undertakings/ State Government/ Autonomous   Organisations    etc.   and   Departmental    Candidates    sho uld    produce   No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the present employer at the stage of interview.


All  eligibility  conditions  will  be determined  with  reference  to  the  crucial  date  of  eligibility  as mentioned in this advertisement i.e. 31-03-2021


Reservation/relaxation  benefits regarding    age, minimum  qualifying  criteria etc. are applicable to  the OBC candidates applying  against the  vacancies earmarked  for  them,  in  accordance  with  the  extant Govt. of India instructions/ orders/ circulars .
1)   All candidates applying against  unreserved (UR)  vacancies will be treated as Genera l candidat es.
2)   Candidates  seeking  reservation/relaxation benefits  must support  their  claim with duly self - attested copies of relevant certificates issued by Govt./notified  Competent Authority,  at the time of document verification or whenever required by inStem, else their claim for any relaxation/ concession etc. will not be considered and their application will be treated under Unreserved (UR) category.
3)   It may be noted that candidature will remain provisional  till the veracity of the concerned
documents are verified by the Appointing Authority.
4)   Reservation/relaxation benefits regarding age, minimum qualifying criteria etc. are applicable to the OBC candidates applying against the vacancies earmarked for them, in accordance with the extant Govt. of India instructions/ orders/ circulars 


Candidates applying for more than one post should submit their application, complete in all respects, separately.  Candidates  who  apply  for  more  than  one  post  should  be  aware  that  Centre  for  each examination may be different and examination may be on the same day/shift. If the examinations are in two different  shifts on the same day, it will be candidate’s  responsibility  to reach the allocated Centre. If the examination for two posts applied by candidate is in the same shift, he/she will be able to appear in the examination of one post as per his/her own choice. This applies to the Deputation and Direct Recruitment posts also.



As per the prevailing guidelines of Government of India of (i) SC/ST community (ii) Women and PwD category  of any community  are exempted  from Application  Fees.  Supporting  certificates  should  be uploaded for SC/ST & PwD candidates.


The selection process will consist of:

i.     Tier-I (Written Test); and
ii.    Tier-II (Trade/Skill Test, Wherever applicable)
iii.    Interview

For the Post codes 23/20, 24/20, 25/20, 26/20 and 27/20 (Technical  Assistant,  Level-6), the selection process will be through Written Test and Skill Test.

For the Post codes 28/20 and 29/20, (Technical  Officer-I, Level-7), the selection process will be through Written Test & Interview.

For the Post codes 30/20 (Technical  Officer-II, Level-8), the selection process will be through Written
Test & Interview.

For the Post codes 31/20 and 32/20, (Senior Technical  Officer, Level-9), the selection process will be through Interview or through Written Test & Interview.

The Tier -I (Written Test) will consist of Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)/Descriptive questions. The Score of Tier-I (Written Test) may be normalized as per requirement.
The medium for written test will be both English and Hindi.  Tier-II (Trade/Skill Test) wherever
applicable, will be qualifying in nature. The merit list  would be based on the scores ob t ained in the 
Wr itt en Test. The Syllabus for the written test would be published on the website of the institute
In case, where more than one candidate secures the equal aggregate marks in Tier-I written test, tie cases will be resolved by applying following criteria, one after another, as applicable till the tie is resolved.

(i)        Date of Birth: - Older candidate placed higher in merit list
(ii)       Alphabetical order (English Language) in which the names of the candidate appear. DATE OF EXAMINATION AND ADMIT  CARD:
The date, time  & venue of examination  will be given on the Admit  Card and will also be available
on  the website  of the  Institute  (  for downloading/printing,  t w o   weeks prior  to the  written test. Admit cards will not be sent by post. Candidate must print the admit card and carry it for appearing  in the written test.  Valid  Original  Photo-  ID, issued  by the Govt.  of India i.e.  Aadhar Card,  Voter  Id Card,  Driving  License, Passport,  Office  I-Card  issued  by any Govt.  Organization  (as mentioned  in  the  application  form)  is  mandatory  with  admit  card  to  appear for t h e  written  test. inStem  reserves   the  right   to  divert   candidate   of  any  Centre   to  other   Centre   depending   upon operational  requirements.  inStem  will  not  entertain  any request  for any change  in Centre,  date and shift  allotted  to the candidates(s).  Mere  issue  of  A dmit  card  to the  candidates  will  not  imply that their candidature has been finally accepted by inStem. The candidature  can be cancelled at any time if it is found the candidate is not eligible as per norms.

* For any change/extension of dates please refer to the Institute’s website Link mentioned  in “How to Apply”  section


Interested candidates may log into the link given in inStem website – Careers – Open position to apply for the position


1.   Candidates must ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria as stipulated in the advertisement.
2.   Incomplete applications shall be summarily rejected and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
3.    Eligibility conditions will be determined with reference to the crucial date of eligibility i.e., the closing date of receipt of online applications i.e. 31-03-2021
4.   Any amendment related to this recruitment shall be made available only on the Institute’s


(i) The Written test will be conducted at Bangalore.
(ii) Any further amendment related to this recruitment shall be made  available  only on  the Institute’s website

“In case of any discrepancy i n Hindi  Language,  t he English  ve rsi o n a s contained i n the
English  Advertisement  will be treated as final”. 

Institute for Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine
GKVK Campus, Bellary Road, Bangalore – 560065
Ph: 080 23666001