Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education invites for Junior Research Fellow, Research Associate - 3 posts

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The Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai is the new state-of-the-art R&D satellite of the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), which also includes under its umbrella the Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), the largest cancer hospital in Asia. ACTREC has the mandate to function as a national centre for treatment, research and education in cancer. TMC is an autonomous grant-in-aid institution of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. It is registered under the Societies Registration Act (1860) and the Bombay Public Trust Act (1950). Its Governing Council is headed by the Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Government of India.

Post: Junior Research Fellow, Research Associate

Post: JRF*
Title of Project: Genome-wide RNAi screen with human pooled tyrosine kinase shRNA libraries in head and neck squamous call carcinoma (HNSCC) cell lines
Funding Agency: DBT A/C No. 3071
Principal Investigator: Dr. Amit Dutt


Post: JRF
Title of Project: IRB Project
Funding Agency: ACTREC Funds
Principal Investigator: Dr. Amit Dutt


Post: RA
Title of Project: Defining the cancer genome of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC) with SNP arrays and next generation sequencing technology
Funding Agency: A/C No. 2895
Principal Investigator: Dr. Amit Dutt


Duration of the Project: One year from the date of appointment, or as and when project terminates.

Consolidated Salary:
RA: Rs. 40,000/- p.m.
JRF* (DBT): Rs. 20,800/- p.m.
JRF: Rs. 16,000/- p.m.

Date & Time: 6th November, 2013, at 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Conference Room

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
RA: The ideal applicant should have a PhD in a relevant field. He/she should have a strong computational biology background, with demonstrated experience in coding using Perl, Python, Java or C++. He/she should be familiar with working in unix enviromnent, devising computational algorithms for data analysis, statistical data analysis in R and matlab and database programming using MySQL. Hands on experience in analyzing high throughput data would be an added advantage.

JRF* (DBT project): M.Sc. in Life Sciences or M.Tech in Biotechnology with good academic record (Minimum of 60% aggregate). Valid UGC-CSIR/DBT/ICMR JRF qualification and laboratory experience in molecular biology. Previous experience in molecular biology and animal tissue culture with high throughput platforms and ability to work with a large team would be desirable.

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