Junior Research Fellowships for Ph.D. in Life Sciences at Tata Memorial Centre

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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 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 glycobiology.

Applications are invited, in the prescribed format, for the award of JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS [JRF 2015] for Ph.D. in Life Sciences at Tata Memorial Centre.

Post: Junior Research Fellowships

Qualifications: M.Sc. (Applied Biology / Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Biophysics / Biotechnology / Botany / Life Sciences / Microbiology/ Molecular Biology / Zoology or related Biological Sciences) / M.Tech. (Bioinformatics/ Biotechnology); M.V.Sc.; M.Pharm. from a recognized University, with > 60% aggregate marks. Those awaiting results may also apply. Candidates having Post-graduation course of only 1 year duration are not eligible.

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 APPLY ONLINE [www.actrec.gov.in], and then SUBMIT the filled and signed application along with all the enclosures mentioned in the application form and a Demand Draft (DD) for Rs. 500/- drawn in favor of TMC-ACTREC payable in Navi Mumbai (No fees for female candidates and SC/ ST or physically handicapped candidates, provided proof is attached). The deadline for the online application is 20th April 2015. The hard copy of the application form along with all enclosures must reach the Senior Administrative Officer, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai 410210. Candidates must write their name and application number behind the DD. TMC reserves the right to increase the minimum eligibility criteria, in case of receipt of large number of applications. Incomplete forms and those without enclosures may get rejected. Final Admission into the Ph.D. program is subject to the candidate satisfying HBNI eligibility criteria.

The list of research projects being offered to Ph.D. students at TMC will be displayed on the ACTREC website. 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.

A list of candidates found eligible to appear for the written entrance exam will be displayed on the ACTREC website by 30th April 2015. An ‘objective type’ Written Exam will be held at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s Institute of Technology, opposite Kharghar Station, Sector 7, Belpada, CBD, Navi Mumbai - 400 614, on Sunday 31st May 2015 at 9.30 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 1st June 2015 after 7 p.m. Their interviews will be held at ACTREC on 2nd, 3rd and 4th June 2015.

Students who have qualified in National Level Written Entrance Tests
- Candidates 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. They must apply online.
- Candidates who have applied online but have received external fellowship intimation after 30th April 2015 must send proof of the award by e-mail [jrf2015@actrec.gov.in] to seek direct interview dates.
- The list of candidates shortlisted for direct interview based on their performance in the Joint Graduate Entrance Examination for Biology and Interdisciplinary Life Sciences is displayed on the ACTREC website. Candidates in this list who are interested in ACTREC’s Ph.D. program must apply online.
- The list of the candidates called for direct interview on 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th June will be displayed on 30th April 2015 on the ACTREC website.

Declaration of the Results
The list of successful candidates will be displayed on the ACTREC website.

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