ICMR-NIRT Recruitment for Technical Assistant and Laboratory Attendant-1 Posts – 73 Vacancies

The ICMR-National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (ICMR-NIRT), Chennai is inviting applications for the recruitment of 73 vacancies for the following posts on a regular basis:


ICMR-NIRT is a permanent research institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The institute is actively involved in research related to tuberculosis.

List of Posts and Vacancies

  • Technical Assistant: 60 posts
    • Total vacancies across 16 disciplines like Microbiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Computer Programming, etc.
  • Laboratory Attendant-1: 13 posts

Total Number of Vacancies: 73


The selected candidates will be posted at ICMR-NIRT, Chennai, or any other centers/units under ICMR.

Pay Scale

  • Technical Assistant – Pay Level 6 as per 7th CPC (Rs. 35,400-1,12,400)
  • Laboratory Attendant-1 – Pay Level 1 as per 7th CPC (Rs. 18,000-56,900)

Age Limit

  • Technical Assistant – Not exceeding 30 years
  • Laboratory Attendant-1 – Between 18-25 years

Relaxation in upper age limit for reserved categories as per govt norms.

Educational Qualifications and Experience

For Technical Assistant (60 posts):

  • First class Bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline such as Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Computer Programming, etc., based on the post applied.
  • No prior experience is required.

For Laboratory Attendant-1 (13 posts):

  • 10th pass with 50% aggregate marks
  • Plus one year working experience in a government recognized/approved laboratory

Application Fee

  • Rs. 300 for General/OBC/EWS category
  • No fees for SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates
  • Fee to be paid online only
  • Pay the fee separately for each post while applying online.

How to Apply

  • Applications only through online mode once the link is activated on ICMR/NIRT website.
  • Upload scanned copies of certificates and testimonials.
  • Please read the official notification for the detailed application process.

Selection Process

  • Computer-based test of 90 minutes duration with 100 MCQs.
  • Selection is based on merit.

Important Conditions

  • Reservations for SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwBD as per govt rules.
  • Age relaxations for reserved categories as per norms.
  • For detailed terms and conditions, eligibility criteria, please refer to the official notification.
  • The crucial date for determining the age limit is the closing date of receipt of applications.
  • Candidates are advised to go through the official notification in detail before applying online to avoid rejection.

This is an excellent opportunity for candidates seeking positions in the technical and lab attendant roles at ICMR-NIRT Chennai. Interested candidates are advised to apply online as soon as the application link is active. Please visit the ICMR/NIRT website regularly for updates.

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