Vacancy for Junior Research Fellow at SCTIMST
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram is an Institute of National Importance established by an Act of the Indian Parliament and under the 2 administrative control of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The Institute signifies the convergence of Medical Sciences and Technology and its mission is to enable the indigenous growth of biomedical technology, besides demonstrating high standards of patient care in medical specialties and evolving postgraduate training programs. It has a hospital for tertiary care of cardiovascular and neurological diseases, and research programmes in the areas of basic and applied medical sciences, a Biomedical Technology Wing with facilities and research programmes for developing medical devices from a conceptual stage to commercialization, and The Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies for training and research in public health.
Post : Junior Research Fellow
For a DBT Project entitled “The Role of NMDA and Dopamine receptors in the Spinal Pain Pathways” (P-8118)
Qualification (Essential) : M.Sc. in Lifesciences (Neuroscience / Biochemistry / Physiology / Biotechnology / Zoology) with NET/BET
Experience (Desirable) : Skills in dissecting rodent brain/spinal cord & sectioning for electrophysiology / immunohistochemistry. Good knowledge in Neurobiology.
Job description : The project investigates the role of NMDA and dopamine receptors in the spinal cord pain pathways. After dissecting the rodent spinal cord, to do whole cell patch clamp recordings and immune histochemistry to study the pain pathways.
Monthly emoluments : Rs. 25,000/- + 20% HRA for 1st and 2nd year and 3rd year SRF @ Rs.28,000/- + 20% HRA
Age limit as on 30.09.2017 : 35 years
Duration : Initially for a period of one year likely to be extended upto two years or till the completion of the project whichever is earlier
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