JRF in Life Sciences at TMC, Navi Mumbai: Apply by April 20
Tata Memorial Centre under the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), Kharghar, Navi Mumbai- 410210 & Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Parel, Mumbai-400012 and a Grant-in-Aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, has invited applications for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF 2018) for Ph.D. in Life Sciences at Tata Memorial Centre, affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University). On-going research at TMC includes basic and translational research in Cancer Biology Specific research topics include study of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor immunology, molecular imaging, carcinogenesis, stem cell biology, biophysics, structural biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, genomics, genetics, epigenetics and pharmacology.
Qualifications: Applicant should hold an M.Sc. in Applied Biology/ Biochemistry/ Bioinformatics/ Biophysics /Biotechnology / Botany / Life Sciences / Microbiology/ Molecular Biology/Zoology or related Biological Sciences or M. Tech. (Bioinformatics/Biotechnology) or M.V. Sc or M.Pharm, from a recognized University, with minimum of 60% aggregate marks. Those awaiting results may also apply. Those who have done 1 year post-graduation course are not eligible.
Stipend: JRF carries a monthly stipend of Rs. 25000/- + 30% HRA (if hostel facility is not allotted). Limited hostel facility is available on the ACTREC campus on first come, first served basis.
Application: Applications can be submitted online at www.actrec.gov.in, latest by 20th April 2018. Application fee is Rs. 500/-. There is no application fee for females and SC/ST/Physically Handicapped applicants (with minimum 40% disability). The fee can be paid by online transfer or by way of a DD drawn in favour of ‘TMC-ACTREC’, payable in Navi Mumbai. In case of DD, the DD with the name of the applicant and application number written behind the DD has to be sent by courier or speed post to the Institute. SC/ST/PH candidates need to attach proof when applying online. The minimum eligibility criteria may be increased in case of receipt of large number of applications.
Selection: Selection will be based on a written test having 'objective type' questions, to be held at 9.30 a.m on 27th May 2018 (Sunday) at Bharati Vidyapeeth's Institute of Technology, Opposite Kharghar Station, Sector 7, Belpada, CBD, Navi Mumbai-400 614. A list of eligible candidates called for the written entrance exam will be displayed on the ACTREC website on 4th May 2018. The list of candidates who have qualified for interview on the basis of the exam will be displayed at the: (i) ACTREC website, (ii) Examination Centre, and (iii) ACTREC Security Gate on 28th May 2018 after 7 p.m. Their interviews will be held at ACTREC from 29th May to 1st June 2018.
Those who have valid Junior Research Fellowships from CSIR/ UGC/ICMR/DBT or other recognized agencies, obtained after appearing for a written entrance test, will be called for direct interview at ACTREC, only if they have applied online. Candidates who have applied online but have received external fellowship intimation after 20th April 2018 must send proof of the award by e-mail [firstname.lastname@example.org] to seek direct interview dates.
A performance-based shortlist of candidates who have cleared the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (JGEEBILS) will be displayed on the ACTREC website. Shortlisted candidates, if interested in ACTREC's Ph.D. program, must also apply online.
The list of candidates called for direct interview between 4th June and 7th June 2018 will be displayed on the ACTREC website on 4th May 2018.
The list of Research Projects being offered to Ph.D. students at TMC will be displayed on the ACTREC website on 4th May 2018. Candidates are encouraged to interact with and seek information from the Principal Investigators whose names and e-mail IDs will be given against their respective projects.
The list of successful candidates will be displayed on the ACTREC website.
For more information, visit www.actrec.gov.in