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RA post in SCMM

RA post in SCMM

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Special Centre for Molecular Medicine 
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067


One Research Associate (RA) position is available in SERB-CRG sponsored project (CRG/2021/000238) on ‘Translating the Phylogenetic affinities between a plant pathogenic oomycete Phytophthora infestans and a human pathogen Plasmodium falciparum to reveal evolutionary convergence in virulence secretion using in-silico, proteomic and metabolomic approaches.’

Qualifications for Research Associate:

Essential: Ph.D. Plant Molecular Biology/Plant Biotechnology/Botany/Biotechnology/ Microbiology or related areas with at least 2 years work experience.

Desirable: Experience in gene cloning, mutagenesis, recombinant protein expression and purification is desired.Preference will be given to candidates, on a case-by-case basis, having first-hand experience in handling and culturing of Phytophthora or Alternaria plant pathogens under laboratory conditions, their genetic manipulations and imaging by confocal fluorescence microscopy. Experience in metabolomics will be an added advantage. and metabolomics

Fellowship: Rs. 47,000 plus 24% HRA/month

Tenure: Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.The selected candidate will be appointed on a temporary basis for two months, followed by approval for extension till the end of the DST-SERB project tenure (1 year maximum). The assessment will be based on satisfactory performance by the Principal Investigator.

Interested candidates may send their applications by email only. Hard copies of applications will not be accepted. Applications must include the following: (i) cover letter, (ii) brief resume mentioning the name, date of birth and address of the candidate, (iii) essential qualifications, (iv) desirable qualifications, (v) testimonials, (vi) previous work experience, (vii) self-attested copies of certificates and (viii) name, email and address of two referees, in a single pdf file. Applications should be submitted via email to latest by 23rd May 2024. The subject line of the email should read as “Application for the Post of RA in SERB-CRG 000238 Project”.

Dr. Souvik Bhattacharjee
3D/FF, Special Centre for Molecular Medicine 
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067.
Phone: +91 9810125616, +91 1126738974.

Note: Candidates will be shortlisted based on their qualification/experience depending on the total number of applications received for the post. The date of the interview will be communicated only to the shortlisted candidates through mail/phone. Interviews will be conducted online, and no TA/DA will be paid. JNU may select a candidate against the above post depending upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate and reserves the right to relax any of the qualification criteria in case the candidate is found otherwise well qualified by the Selection Committee.

Current Recruitment

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.