Cancer Research Institute-TMC Postdoc Openings


No. ACTREC/ADVT/ 134 /2023 16 thOctober, 2023 


Applications are invited from highly motivated and eligible candidates for post-doctoral positions at the Cancer Research Institute, ACTREC for the advertised projects. The applicant must have obtained a PhD degree from a recognized University. Those who have submitted their thesis and are awaiting the award of the degree are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates, if selected, will be offered a fellowship equivalent of a Senior Research Fellow until they obtain their degree. The position is for 2 years. The selected candidates will be encouraged to apply for extramural grants under the mentorship of the PIs. 

The upper age limit for the fellowship is 35 years at the time of the submission of the application. Age will be calculated by taking the last date of application. Age relaxation of five years will be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Physically Challenged & Women candidates. For other exceptional candidates, age will be relaxed based on the discretion of the competent authority. Since this fellowship is meant to bring in the best of candidates outside of ACTREC so that the faculty and the fellow are mutually benefited from new expertise and a fresh perspective, the following conditions apply for the internal candidates: 

At the time of application, candidates who have graduated from ACTREC should not have completed more than six months after the award of the degree. Candidates who have graduated elsewhere and are working in any of the labs at ACTREC should not have been associated with the lab for more than six months at the time of application. In either of these cases, the fellowship will be awarded strictly for one year within which time the candidate has to find alternative support. No more than one fellowship will be awarded under this clause and the candidates will be subjected to the same selection protocol. 

Essential Qualifications and Experience: 

 PhD degree from a government recognized University or research institution. 
 At least one research article publication in a well reputed international journal. 
 Expertise in any one or more of these areas: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Proteomics and Genomics. 
 Candidates must be capable of conducting independent research under the mentorship of the PI, develop their own ideas and design experiments. They should be capable of working in a collaborative environment. 

Application details: Send an e-mail with a full CV and Statement of Purpose following the guidelines [Appendix-1]. SOP is graded and will be an important criterion to shortlist the applicants. Take it seriously. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the email ID given with the advertisement. This is an important aspect of the recruitment process. An incomplete application will be rejected. 

Fellowship amount and conditions are on par with DST/DBT norms. Consolidated Salary: Rs. 59,690/- per month. (Rs.47,000/- + 27% HRA) p.m. The work progress of the candidate will be monitored and extension after 1 year will depend on satisfactory progress of the work. 

Candidates with provisional certificates and candidates who have cleared the viva voce can apply. The later have to provide an official statement from their Institute confirming the same 

Candidates fulfilling these requirements should pre-register by sending their application in the prescribed format with 1. Recent CV 2. Statement of purpose 3. List of key publications 4. Letters of recommendation – Two 5. Contact details of referees - Two by e-mail to ‘’ at latest by 5:45 pm on or before 10.11.2023 

The interview dates & venue will be informed by email to the shortlisted candidates only. 

No T.A. / D.A. is admissible for attending the interview in person. If needed, candidates have to make their own arrangements for accommodation/ stay in Navi Mumbai. Interviews will also be conducted online. 

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