Tata Medical Center Kolkata Genomics Research Assistant Vacancy

Tata Translational Cancer Research Centre 
Tata Medical Center, Kolkata 

Application for the position of Research Assistant in Genomics at TTCRC (Tata Medical Center) 

Last date of Application: 4/6/2020 

The Position In this position, you will work as part of the cancer genomics group at TTCRC. The group works directly with the department of cytogenetics at Tata Medical Center and has close links with Tata Consultancy Services Life Sciences Division. There are ongoing national and international collaborative studies. It has a dedicated laboratory facility equipped with Illumina, Sanger and Nanopore sequencers and is an internationally accredited centre for the minimal residual disease detection in childhood ALL. A dedicated informatics supports data analyses. The group’s work is focussed currently on two cancers, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and gallbladder cancer where it has taken a targeted and global approach to understand the variations in the cancer genome. Your primary responsibility will be to continue, optimise and extend ongoing work on developing, establishing and maintaining suitable primary cultures from tissue samples. This will involve Page 2 of 3 working closely with the hospital’s multidisciplinary clinical service, the tissue bio repository unit and colleagues in the cancer cell biology group. You will also participate in downstream functional studies that will use these model cell systems to investigate disease biology and identify therapeutic opportunities. The post holder will have a designated desk and computer. 

Minimum required qualifications/experience 

(a) MSc in Biological Sciences. 
(b) Familiarity with DNA and RNA analyses 
(c) Familiarity with basic research laboratory protocols, procedures and techniques 

Necessary qualities 

(a) Integrity, motivation, enthusiasm 
(b) Focus and commitment in carrying out tasks and duties 
(c) Critical analytical and problem-solving skills, capable of independent work 
(d) Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team 
(e) Clarity in career and professional development goals 

Appointment and reporting Appointment to the position will initially be for 3 (three) years. The first year is probationary Confirmation in the position and progression to years 2 and 3 is subject to satisfactory review of performance through periodic appraisals of performance. Appraisals will also determine salary increments and promotions. The consolidated monthly salary is INR 25,000 – INR 42,000 and the start pay will be based on review of qualifications and experience. The position is funded by a centre grant from the Tata Consultancy Services. The successful applicant will be managed by the Lead Scientist in Genomics and will report to the Director. 


(a) For further details on TMC and TTCRC, visit www.tmckolkata.com 
(b) Submission of applications by post or by e-mail to: Mr Suvasish Mukherjee; Head, Human Resources; Tata Medical Center; 14 Major Arterial Road (East-West); Newtown, Rajarhat; Kolkata 700 160 e-mail: suvashish.mukherjee@tmckolkata.com 
(c) For informal enquiries, Ms Sukanya Guha (sukanya.guha@tmckolkata.com) 

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