ARI Pune Interview Schedule 2024 for Research Associate-I Check the Qualifications, Age limit, Last Date, and More

ARI Pune is seeking candidates for a temporary Research Associate-I position in the Developmental Biology Group, sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology. If eligible and interested, apply online between May 8th and May 31st, 2024, through

by V Gomala

Updated May 16, 2024

ARI Pune Interview Schedule 2024 for Research Associate-I Check the Qualifications, Age limit, Last Date, and More

ARI Pune Interview Schedule 2024

ARI Pune is looking for someone to fill a temporary job of  ‘Research Associate-I’ (1 No.) under “DBT Sponsored Project (SP-351) in the Developmental Biology Group of this Institute. This job is part of a project sponsored by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and is in the Developmental Biology Group at the institute.

If you are interested and eligible, you can apply online. The application process starts on May 8th, 2024, and the last date to apply is May 31st, 2024. You can find the application link at



Position/s & No.

Research Associate-I (1 No.)

Group/ Division

Developmental Biology

Monthly stipend

₹ 47,000/- + HRA (as applicable)

Age limit (as on date of interview)

i) Up to 35 years.

ii) 3 years for OBC (Non-creamy layer).

iii) 5 years for SC/ ST/ Divyang/ Women candidates.

Last date for receipt of Online Application

31st May 2024

Day, Date & time of Interview

Thursday, 6th June 2024, 10:00 a.m. onwards


To qualify for this position, you need either a PhD/MD/MS/MDS degree, or an equivalent qualification. Alternatively, you can have three years of experience in research, teaching, and design and development after completing  MVSc/M.Pharm/ME/M.Tech, along with at least one research paper published in a Science Citation Indexed (SCI) Journal.

If you have finished your thesis and are waiting for your viva, you will be considered for the Senior Research Fellow (SRF) role. It's also desirable to have experience working with model organisms and be familiar with molecular, genetic, and imaging techniques. Good analytical and communication skills are also a plus.

Age Limit

Candidates up to 35 years of age are eligible to apply for the position. However, there are relaxations in the age limit for certain categories:

  • OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates can have up to 3 years of relaxation, while
  • SC/ST/Divyang/Women candidates can have up to 5 years of relaxation.

The online application starts on May 8th, 2024, and the last day to submit it is May 31st, 2024.

Application Fee

Follow the below steps and pay the application fees.

  • There's a non-refundable application fee of ₹100/- (except for SC/ST/Divyang/Women Candidates), payable online through Applicants should follow the steps listed under 'Educational Institutions' → 'Category' → 'Agharkar Research Institute-MACS' → 'Payment Category' → 'Other' → Enter necessary details. The receipt number should be indicated in the application form. Any issues with fee payment should be addressed directly with the bank.
  • Having the essential qualifications doesn't guarantee an interview. The Institute reserves the right to select candidates. Desirable qualifications may be relaxed for exceptionally qualified candidates at the discretion of the Competent Authority.

How to Apply?

To apply for the Research Associate-I, follow the below steps.

  1. Ensure you meet the specified criteria.
  2. Apply online through the link
  3. Attach self-attested scanned certificates, a recent passport-sized photograph, and a caste certificate if you belong to a reserved category.
  4. Submit the receipt of online fee payment, if applicable.
  5. Complete the application process before May 31st, 2024.
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