Research Associate Recruitment at DFRL in 2024

The Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), a part of the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, focuses on research and development to meet the food requirements of the supply Forces in challenging environments.

DFRL conducts advanced research in Food Science and Technology, including developing long shelf-life ready-to-eat foods, food preservation techniques, innovative food packaging materials, and test kits for detecting food spoilage.

The laboratory also works on creating functional and stress-relieving foods using natural plant materials. DFRL is equipped with advanced analytical and food processing facilities.

DFRL is seeking applications from talented and driven Indian Nationals for the DRDO Research Associate (RA) position to contribute to ongoing and upcoming research projects at DFRL, Mysore.

Candidates are encouraged to carefully review the information and eligibility requirements provided below for this job opening. Candidates need to verify their eligibility, including educational qualifications, age limits, and relevant experience.

Eligible candidates are invited to submit their applications directly by the deadline of June 4, 2024. For more information on the latest Research Associate (RA) vacancy at the Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL) in 2024, candidates can visit the recruitment page at and apply online.

Vacancy Details

Sr. No Fellowship DRDO
Fellowship /
Essential Qualification Total Vacancies
1 Research
Ph.D. in Food Processing Engineering / Food
Engineering & Technology / Food Engineering
M. Tech in Food Processing Engineering /
Food Engineering & Technology / Food
Engineering with 3 years of research
experience with at least one research paper in
Science Citation Indexed (SCI)Journal Desirable: Preference will be given to those
who have experience in computational
modelling and simulation in Food Engineering
and Process Optimization


Job Location: Siddarth Nagar, Mysore, 570011 Karnataka

Last Date: 4th June 2024

Employment Type: Full – Time

Number of Vacancies: 01 Posts

Pay Scale: INR 67000/- Per Month

Age Limit: 35 years for RA as on last date of receipt of application

Age is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC as per Govt. rules.

Research Associate, DFRL

Selection Procedure

Candidates who do not meet the specified qualifications are advised not to apply.

Candidates employed in Government/Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies must submit a No Objection Certificate (NOC) along with their application.

Candidates must provide appropriate documents as proof of their caste, age, education qualification, NET/GATE, and NOC (if applicable), along with a passport-sized photograph. Failure to do so will result in the rejection of the application.

The application form provided in this advertisement should be typed and submitted along with copies of required documents to the Director, Defence Food Research Laboratory, Siddhartha Nagar, Mysore-570011, through Speed post only.

Applications sent via courier will not be accepted. The envelope containing the application should be labelled “Recruitment of Research Associate.”

Candidates must indicate the position and subject for which they are appearing or applying.

The background of selected candidates will be verified upon joining if selected.

Admission is not guaranteed to any candidate and is completely at the discretion of the Selection Committee of the Laboratory, which may reject any candidate without providing a reason.

It should be noted that the offer of Fellowship does not guarantee absorption into DRDO.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written test or interview at the Defence Food Research Laboratory, Mysore.

Information will be communicated through email or speed post to the shortlisted candidates.

No travel allowance or daily allowance will be provided for attending the written test or interview.

Candidates may bring a project report or demonstrate their technical work in support of their education.

The last date to apply is 30 days from the date of the advertisement.

Any form of interviewing or influence will result in disqualification.

Research Associate, DFRL


1. The duration of the Research Associate position is limited to a period of two years.
2. Eligibility for the aforementioned position will be assessed based on the applicant’s qualifications as of the last date of application submission.
3. The application form can be obtained by downloading it from the website

How to Apply

The Bio-data (in triplicate), in the prescribed format (attached in Annexure), countersigned & duly stamped by the Competent Authority, of suitable and willing candidates may be forwarded along with the documents mentioned below, within 60 days from the date publication of this circular in the ‘Employment News’

Defence Food Research Laboratory,
Siddarth Nagar,
Mysore-570 011.

Important Dates

Published on: 2nd May 2024

Last date for application is: 4th June 2024

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