Farhadi whose name has been mentioned as a choice for the post of minister of science in interview with Mehr news agency said "I am interested in the job; besides, we have much work to do there.”
Pointing to the fact that he has become the Rouhani administration’s next choice to be introduced to the Majlis for a vote of confidence, he said "Every time the issue is brought up, my name also appears there.”
Farhadi was born in 1949 in Shahroud, Semnan.
He holds a doctoral degree in otorhinolaryngology from Mashhad Medical School.
He has acted as the minister of culture and higher education as well as health minister in previous administrations.
Farhadi is the 5th nominee proposed by President Rouhani for the post of minister of science, research and technology.
On November 18, members of the Majlis voted against the previously proposed Ahmadi Danesh-Ashtiani, the fourth nominee for the post.