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B.Tech (Biotech) Research Fellow Post Vacant @ CSIR-CSMCRI

Last Updated - February 01, 2018

CSIR – Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, recently released a notification for the post of Junior Research Fellow, on its website. The notification, released on January 24th, 2018, mentioned that there are 2 vacancies on offer.

Key points regarding post vacancy for Research Fellow@ CSIR-CSMCRI

Candidates who have a B.Tech degree with specialization in Biotechnology and with valid 85th percentile GATE score or a B. (Pharma) degree and having qualified GPAT can apply.

Upper age limit is 28 years for general category candidates. A relaxation of up to 5 years is allowed for SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH and female candidates.

Eligible candidates will have to walk-in for the interview. There is no online application form to be filled.

Documents like original marksheet, graduation/post graduation degree certificates and experience letter will need to be brought along for the interview.

The date of the interview is on March 12th, 2018 at 11:30 am. Candidates need to walk-in.

The interview venue is the CSMCRI at Bhavnagar, Gujarat.

Research Fellow Vacancy @ CSIR-CSMCRI Highlights

Organization NameCentral Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute
Name of PositionJunior Research Fellow (JRF) under JRF CSIR GATE scheme
No. of Posts2
QualificationB. Tech (Biotech) (with a 85th percentile GATE score) or B. Pharma with valid GPAT score
Age LimitUpper age limit 28 yrs. – Relaxable as per CSIR rules
FellowshipRs. 25,000 + HRA
Date and Time of Interview12th March, 2018 at 11:30 am
Documents Required during InterviewWritten application, Marksheet(s), Original degree certificates, Experience Certificate, No Objection Certificate
Venue AddressCSIR- Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, G.B. Marg, Bhavnagar – 364002, Gujarat

Eligibility for Research Fellow Vacancy @ CSIR-CSMCRI

Candidates should thoroughly check the eligibility criteria before attending the interview.

Applicants will only be allowed to appear for the interview if they are eligible and bring along all their documents and their duly completed application form.

The following criteria need to be kept in mind:

Age Limit: The maximum age limit for the Junior Research Fellow is 28 years. A relaxation of up to 5 years is allowed in case a candidate belongs to SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH and for female applicants.

Candidate should have the requisite degrees that the fellowship requires.

Education Qualification

As the vacancy will allow candidates the opportunity to work on their PhD, candidates should only apply if they fulfill the education qualification.

The fellowship on offer requires candidates possessing either a degree in B. Pharma and having cleared the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) or a B Tech. in Biotechnology with a valid GATE score with 85 percentile minimum. 


Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute, Bhavnagar, is a research institute established in 1954, under the aegis of CSIR, dedicated to carrying out research on marine salt and salt from inland lakes and sub-soil brine. It is considered, one of the top performing R&D laboratories in the country, and has been classified as a center of technological excellence and has been granted several patents.

How to Apply

Things to keep in mind while applying for Research Fellow post at CSIR CSMCRI:

  1. To apply for the post of Research Fellow, candidates will need to send an online application. There is no online form to fill. Candidates will need to furnish an application to support their candidature. The application should mention their name, address and other particulars and should be e-mailed to the institute.
  2. They will also have to bring along their academic documents, work experience certificate (if candidate is working), etc. Candidates should ensure they are eligible before applying.            
  3. Candidates who feel they meet the eligibility criteria will need to appear before the Selection Committee for an interview. The interview will take place on 12th March, 2018, at 11:30 am.
  4. Candidates will need to write an application mentioning their particulars. The application should state in full his particulars. Following is the information that needs to be stated in the application form.
  • Candidate’s full name
  • Postal address
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Date of Birth
  • Education Qualification
  • Experience (if any)

Documents Required

Candidates will need to carry their documents in original as they will be scrutinized by the Selection Committee during the interview process. Please ensure that you carry along the following documents when appearing for the interview.

  • Original Degree Certificates
  • School Marksheet(s)
  • Class X Board Exam Result (Date of Birth proof)
  • Original Experience Certificate
  • No Objection Certificate (In case candidate is currently employed with a government organization/Semi-government or autonomous organization)

Interview Details

Eligible candidates will need to appear for an interview before the Selection committee. The interview will be held at CSMCR Institute, Bhavnagar on the 12th of March, 2018 at 11:30 am. Applicants should ensure that they bring along their duly completed application and all their original documents.

Interview Details for Research Fellow Vacancy @ CSIR-CSMCRI

Date of Interview12th March, 2018
Time of Interview11:30 am
Venue of InterviewCSIR- Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute
Venue AddressCSIR- Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, G.B. Marg, Bhavnagar – 364002, Gujarat

About the Vacancy

The Fellowship vacancy is in CSMCRI under the aegis of CSIR. CSIR provides grants in the form of Research Fellowships and Associateships to bright candidates.

Candidates who will appear for the interview and will be selected for the Fellowship will have the opportunity to register for the PhD program. The duration of the fellowship will be for maximum 5 years as per HRDG guidelines.

Candidates should note that this position/vacancy is temporary. The maximum duration of the fellowship will be for a period of 5 years. The position will not confer any claim, whether implicit or explicit to the candidates allotted fellowship, for claiming extension or absorption in CSMCRI/CSIR.

If candidates have any further information about the post vacancy or about the procedure, they should get in touch with the Institute by e-mail at



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