Exciting Career Opportunity as Research Assistant Officer Position at Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor

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The Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor, is a renowned research institute located in the picturesque hill station of Coonoor in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu, India. Established in 1907, the institute is named after Louis Pasteur, the renowned French microbiologist and chemist, who is widely regarded as the father of microbiology and immunology. The institute is dedicated to the study of immunology, microbiology, and virology. Its primary mission is to conduct cutting-edge research in these fields, with a particular emphasis on infectious diseases and vaccine development. The institute plays a vital role in advancing scientific knowledge related to various diseases, aiming to contribute significantly to the fields of medicine and public health.

The organization invites applications from enthusiastic officers currently serving in Central Government, State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies, or Universities. The recruitment is for the following positions on a deputation basis/foreign service, provided the applicants meet the specified qualifications and experience criteria outlined for each post.

Name of post

Assistant Research Officer

No. of post

3 (Three) (1 vacancy will arise on 01.02.2024)


Pay matrix level – 7; Rs.44900-142400


M.Sc. Microbiology/Applied Microbiology/ Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Molecular Biology/ Immunology from a recognized university (or) B.Tech. Biotechnology/ Industrial Biotechnology from a recognized university (or) B. Pharm from a recognized university (or) M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology/Medical Pharmacology/ Medical Biochemistry from a recognized university (or)

Desirable: M. Tech/ M. Pharma/ Ph.D. in Biotechnology/Industrial Microbiology/Industrial Biotechnology/Microbiology/ Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology/ Immunology from a recognized university.


Officers under the Central Government/State Government/ PSUs/Autonomous Bodies/ Universities:

(i) holding analogous posts on regular basis in the parent cadre/department (or)

(ii) with 5 years service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on regular basis in pay matrix level – 6 or equivalent.

(b) Possessing the educational qualifications and experience prescribed above


3 years working experience in the Manufacturing/testing of biological/pharma products

Method of Recruitment

On deputation basis/Foreign service


The period of deputation shall ordinarily not exceed 3 years


General Conditions:
1. The maximum age limit for appointment by deputation shall not exceed 56 years on the closing date of receipt of application.
2. The terms and conditions of deputation will be governed by the DOP&T’s OM No.6/8/2009-Estt. (Pay II) dated 17.06.2010, as amended from time to time.
3. Application must be sent in the Bio-Data/Curriculum Vitae in the prescribed format (Annexure – I) to the Director, Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor – 643 103, The Nilgiris (T.N.) The application proforma can be downloaded from the Institute’s website: www.pasteurinstituteindia.com.
4. Applications in the prescribed format, from the officers fulfilling eligibility criteria, duly completed in all respects and supported by all relevant documents along with Cadre clearance (Annexure – II), Vigilance clearance, photocopies of APARs for the last 5 years (each page duly attested by the officers not below the rank of Under Secretary to Govt. of India) and statement giving details of major/minor penalties imposed on the officers, if any, during the last 10 years, may be sent to “The Director, Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor – 643 103, The Nilgiris (T.N.) through proper channel on or before 01.11.2023. The envelope should be superscribed as “Application for the posts of Assistant Research Officer on deputation basis/foreign service”.
5. The applicants will not be allowed to withdraw their applications at any later stage of the selection process. Application received after the prescribed date or not accompanied by the required certificates / documents will not be entertained.
6. The Departmental Officers in the feeder category who are in direct line of promotion will not be eligible for consideration for appointment on deputation. Similarly, deputationist shall not be eligible for consideration for appointment by promotion.
7. The Officers selected will have the option to draw his/her pay plus deputation (duty) allowance or to have his/her pay fixed in the scale/level of the post is accordance with
DoP&T O.M. No.2/12/87-Estt (Pay II) dated 29.04.1988, as amended from time to time.
8. The applications of the suitable officers who are willing and eligible for the post and who can be spared immediately in the event of selection may only be forwarded by the employer / cadre controlling authority.
9. The last date of receipt of application in the Institute is 01.11.2023.

Notification  and  Application  Form

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