Advt No.23/2019 : Appointment of a Senior Animal Facility Caretaker on Contract Basis

National Centre National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) Bengaluru, is looking for appointment of a Senior Animal Facility Caretaker to Animal Care and Resource Center on contractual terms under the National Mouse Research Resource (NaMoR) project team

Qualification & Experience: BE/B.Tech/M.Pharma/Masters in any biological sciences discipline with minimum one year of experience in Laboratory animal management. The candidate should have knowledge about biohazards and biosafety level 2 &3. Excellent organization and record-keeping skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the routine animal husbandry for two facilities (TIGS and ABSL-3 facility) - Provide feed and water for all research animals. Assess health status of research animals periodically in accordance regulations and policies. Report abnormal observations to veterinary staff. 

  • Assisting with shifting animals from NCBS-ACRC facility to TIGS and ABSL-3 facility.

  • Performing routine animal infections in ABSL-2 and ABSL3, handling, monitoring and care of infected animals, necropsy and safe disposal. Perform technical support with levels of containment.

  • Assist personnel in the research projects in ABSL2 &ABLS-3 and handling of infected animals, and the pathogenic agents.

  • Perform anesthetic induction, maintenance and monitoring of animals.

  • Additional tasks include cleaning and disinfecting cages and autoclave operations in ABSL-3 facility.

  • Perform procedures requiring various levels of biohazard containment.

  • Maintain research animal census for all assigned areas.

  • Compile and maintain complete and accurate records, including, but not limited to, animal breeding, health, housing and isolators as per CPCSEA guidelines.

  • The Animal Facility is an essential service, so selected Facility Assistant must be ready to work in shifts during Week-Ends and holidays when required as per instructions.

Pay Scale: As per Govt. norms based on experience and qualification.

HOW to apply: Please carefully read instructions below:

Candidates MUST upload updated CV/resume AND a MANDATORY one page COVER LETTER written by the candidate describing your background and the reason and interest for applying to this position.

Please note that candidates applying without a proper cover letter will NOT be considered.


Step 1: Interested candidates should register ONLINE through the link on our website ( using valid email ID.

Step 2: You will receive a user ID and password on your registered email ID.

Step 3: Using your ID and password you can fill in the application by clicking on “Submit Application”

Step 4: Once you fill in the application you can SAVE or PREVIEW the application. Please Note: Any corrections should be made before you SAVE the application.

Step 5: After you SAVE, you can submit the application by clicking “SUBMIT”

Step 6: Take a Print out of the submitted application form by clicking “PRINT” in “MY APPLICATION” and send the same duly signed, to the Administrative Officer (Establishment), NCBS-TIFR, GKVK PO, Bellary Road, Bangalore- 560065 along with copies of certificates regarding educational qualifications, experience etc. The last date for receiving the application is December 25, 2019


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