TATA MEMORIAL CENTRE
Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) Kharghar, Navi Mumbai - 410 210 & Tata Memorial Hospital, (TMH) Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
Applications are invited, in the prescribed format, for the award of JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS [JRF 2011] for doing Ph.D. studies in Life Sciences at Tata Memorial Centre.
The Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) is an autonomous Grant-in-aid Institution of the Department of Atomic Energy. The TMC is comprised of the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) and the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH). The TMC conducts Ph.D. program in Life Sciences and is affiliated to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (Deemed University). On-going research at TMC includes basic and translational work in the field of Cancer Cell Biology. Specific research topics includes study of cell proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, metastasis, tumor immunology, immunotherapy, virology, chemotherapy and carcinogenesis, gene therapy in animal models, tumor markers, structural biology, proteomics, genomics, genetics and glycobiology.
Qualifications: M.Sc. (Applied Biology/ Biochemistry/ Biophysics/ Biotechnology/ Botany/ Life Sciences/ Microbiology/ Molecular Biology/ Zoology); M.Tech. (Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology); M.B.B.S.; from a recognized University, with ³60% aggregate marks. Those awaiting results may also apply.
Stipend: Rs. 16000/-+ 30% HRA (if hostel facility is not allotted) per month as applicable. Limited hostel facility is available on the ACTREC campus on first come, first served basis.
HOW TO APPLY
All the candidates must first submit their application ONLINE [Click here to apply online], print the filled application, sign and mail it along with all the enclosures mentioned in the application form and a Demand Draft for Rs. 300/- drawn in favor of TMC-ACTREC payable in Navi Mumbai (no fees for SC/ ST or physically handicapped candidates, provided proof is attached) so as to reach the Senior Administrative Officer, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai – 410 210 latest by 4th April 2011. TMC reserves the right to increase the minimum eligibility criteria to a higher percentage of marks in the qualifying exam, in case of receipt of large number of applications. During screening, incomplete forms and those without enclosures will be summarily rejected.
A list of candidates found eligible to appear for the written exam will be displayed on the ACTREC website by 6th May 2011. An ‘Objective type’ Written Exam will be held at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Technology, Opp. Kharghar Station, Sector 7, Belpada, CBD, Navi Mumbai - 400 614, on Sunday 12th June 2011 at 10.30 a.m. The list of candidates who have qualified in this exam will be displayed at the: (i) ACTREC website, (ii) Examination Centre, and (iii) ACTREC Security Gate on 13th June 2011 after 5.00 p.m. Their interviews will be held at ACTREC on 14th, 15th and 16th June 2011.
A separate list of candidates fulfilling our eligibility criteria and who have already secured Junior Research Fellowships from CSIR/ UGC/ ICMR/ DBT or other agencies will also be displayed on the ACTREC website by 6th May 2011. They will be called for direct interview at ACTREC on 20th, 21st and 22nd June 2011. Candidates who receive external fellowship intimation after 4th April 2011 must send proof of the award by e-mail [firstname.lastname@example.org] to seek interview dates.
The list of successful candidates will be displayed on the website on 27th June 2011.
The list of research projects being offered to Ph.D. students at TMC will be displayed on the ACTREC website by 6th May 2011. Candidates are encouraged to interact with and seek information from the principal investigators whose names and email IDs will be given against their respective projects.