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INDIAN COUNCIL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH
V. RAMALINGASWAMI BHAWAN, ANSARI NAGAR,
POST BOX 4911, NEW DELHI-110029

Applications invited for “Nurturing Clinical Scientists Scheme”

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HRD/Head/NCS-2018
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05.02.2019
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A new scheme of ICMR “Nurturing Clinical Scientists Scheme” is being instituted to foster high quality research opportunities. Fresh MBBS/BDS candidates within two years of completing their degree are eligible to apply (Interns/MD/MS/MDS are NOT eligible) in the cutting edge areas Fundamental Basic/Clinical Research in communicable and non communicable diseases, and reproductive health including nutrition etc. at MCI/DCI recognized medical colleges/ICMR network of Institutes/Centers, among others. Special focus will be on fundamental research in areas of health research and other priority areas identified by ICMR from time to time, keeping in mind the National Health Policy 2017.

The selected candidates will enroll themselves for pursuing Ph.D./MPH in any UGC recognized University/MCI/DCI recognized medical colleges/institutes. The applicants will have to submit a Concept Note of the research work (1000 words only) to be undertaken for pursuing Ph.D./MPH to ICMR for the same. All the selected candidates will undertake the ICMR-NIE Certification e-Course on Health Research Fundamentals (detailed information of the e-Course available on the following link: http://nie.gov.in/niecer/niecer_page.htm).

Applications will be accepted twice a year i.e. in June and December. Applications for the June 2019 batch are now invited under this new initiative of ICMR “Nurturing Clinical Scientists Scheme” on a consolidated salary of Rs. One lakh/month, (No HRA is admissible) by 28th June 2019 (before 5:30pm). Total no. seats are limited to Twenty-Five (25), in which 20 seats are for MBBS and 05 seats for BDS.

Essential Qualification

ONLY MBBS/BDS candidates within two years of completing their degree from MCI/DCI recognized medical colleges, passing all MBBS/BDS examination in the first attempt with 60% or more aggregate marks. (Please note: Interns/MD/MS/MDS are not eligible)

Tenure

Three years (2+1) in case of Ph.D. and two years only in case of MPH, or submission of Ph.D./MPH thesis (whichever is earlier). In case a candidate leaves the scheme before completion of one year, then he/she will have to refund the entire salary and contingency amount to ICMR for that time period.

Maximum Age Limit

32 years, relaxable up to 5 years in case of SC/ST/PH and 3 years for OBC and women candidates, as on last date of application. For deserving candidates also, age can be relaxed maximum up to maximum of 3 years based on earlier work done, publications, awards etc. along with the request by sponsoring Principal/Director/Director-in-charge. Director General, ICMR may consider and relax on the recommendation of the Screening Committee.

Remuneration

ICMR Clinical Scientists will be paid a consolidated salary of Rs. One lakh per month only, (No HRA) and Research Contingency of Rs. Three lakhs for three years (Rs. 1.00 lakh per year to be utilized for research work). The fellowship amount will be paid to the concerned institute/organization/university/medical college, in every six months installments.

Mode of Selection

Eligible candidates must route their applications as per instructions given below before the given deadline. Application received after the closing date will not be considered. Selection of the “ICMR-Nurturing Clinical Scientists” will be made by specially constituted Committee by Director General, ICMR based on their Concept Note, Academic and Professional records. Emails will be sent only to the selected candidates.

Accommodation and other benefits

No accommodation facilities will be provided by ICMR.

How to Apply

Completed applications (only in prescribed format-Annexure-1) to be duly filled and submitted along with the required Concept Note and other certificates and degrees (in PDF format) as required ONLY through email at icmrcri[dot]hrd[at]gmail[dot]comaddressed to: Dr. N. C. Jain, Sci-G & Head HRD, by 28th June 2019 (by 5:30pm)..

Self-attested copies of the documents (PDF format) should also be enclosed with the application:

  • Concept Note of the Research Proposal (1000 words only)
  • Academic & Professional certificates/degrees.
  • Caste and Disability Certificate (if applicable).
  • Detailed and updated CV.
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