Vacancy for Junior Research Fellow at SCTIMST

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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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