The Tata Medical Center is a multispecialty institution for tertiary cancer care based in New Town, Kolkata. At TMC, clinical and research activities are integrated to provide state-of-the-art care for patients with cancer. This integration is enabled by the Tata Translational Cancer Research Centre (TTCRC), the research arm of TMC. TTCRC is within a dedicated academic space and spread over 3 floors. At TTCRC, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, scientists, academics and industry professionals collaborate to develop a systems medicine approach in cancer research. This approach is focussed on developing innovative, indigenous, cost-effective and equitable strategies to improve cancer diagnosis; develop treatments that match disease characteristics and are adapted to treatment response; and, identify prognostic and predictive disease biomarkers.
Post : Post-Doctoral Fellow in Cell Biology
In this position, the candidate will work with a group developing pre-clinical organoid models of gallbladder cancer. The primary responsibility will be to optimise and extend ongoing work on developing, establishing and maintaining suitable primary cultures from tissue samples using different processes. This involves working closely with the hospital’s multidisciplinary clinical service, the tissue biorepository unit and colleagues in the cancer cell biology group. The candidate will participate in downstream functional studies using these model systems, to investigate disease biology and identify therapeutic potentials. The group uses high- throughput discovery screens coupled with systematic hypothesis-driven studies to investigate potential leads from clinical observations and proteogenomic studies. Integral to this approach is the development of suitable pre-clinical tumour models that closely recapitulate disease and that are robust and reproducible. The candidate’s work will be focused on pre- clinical modeling of the disease process. Expertise in the area of 3-D tissue culture and or drug profling is desirable.
Minimum required qualifications / experience
(a) PhD in Biological Sciences, including Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Pharmacology.
(b) Experience with mammalian cell culture, immunohisto chemistry
(c) Familiarity with basic research laboratory protocols, procedures and techniques
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 for Research Fellows ranges from INR 61000 – INR 87,000 with the start pay based on review of qualifications and experience. The position is funded by a core grant from the Tata Consultancy Services. The successful applicant will be managed by the Lead Scientist in Cell Biology and will report to the Director.
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
Last date of Application : 31st May, 2022
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