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Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Postdoctoral Post @ TIFR Hyderabad

If you are looking for a postdoctoral opportunity, then TIFR Hyderabad is recruiting for the same. Candidates from a cell and molecular biology background are encouraged to apply for the position that is available at TIFR Hyderabad. Check out all of the details on the same and more below:

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Name of the Position : Postdoctoral Position

Title : Building Connections during Competition: Role of Proteins Associated with Cell-Cell
Junctions and Epithelial Polarity in Cell Competition

Duration : Initially one year and extendable up to 3 years upon evaluation

Salary : As per TIFR norms

Objective : Cell competition is a collective phenomenon, in which a relatively ‘unfit’ cell population in the epithelium is eliminated by the surrounding ‘superior’ cells. It
provides a basic epithelial defense mechanism against cancer. This project will attempt to understand how different components of cell-cell junctions as well as proteins associated with the apicobasal polarity of epithelial cells influence the intercellular force
transduction and thereby, the modes of cell-cell interactions during cell competition. The experiments will mainly involve animal cell culture, gene-silencing, molecular cloning, immunocytochemistry, and high-resolution microscopy. Furthermore, the work will be complemented and integrated with several cellular force-measuring techniques such as traction force microscopy and optical force microscopy. To know more about our research interests, please visit https://www.tifrh.res.in/~tamal/.

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Qualifications : The applicant should already hold a PhD degree (preferred) or have
submitted his/her thesis.

Expertise : A strong training in molecular cloning, animal cell culture, and confocal
microscopy is must. The candidate should have extensive working knowledge of gene
knockdown by shRNA or siRNA-based methods. Candidates having working experience with
CRISPR-based gene knockdown method would be given preference, if other conditions are
satisfied.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should email to Dr. Tamal Das (email: [email protected]) enclosing:
1. a curriculum vitae
2. a one-page cover letter describing their past research works and
accomplishments, general research interests, and career goals)
3. names and contact information of at least three references

Selection Process : A short skype or walk-in meeting will be held before 2nd April, 2018.
Short-listed candidate(s) will be called for a presentation-cum-interview before an institute level committee shortly after that. Final decision will be made on the basis of the
performance at this presentation-cum-interview.

Preferred Joining Date: 1st May, 2018

Contact Person:
Tamal Das, PhD (Email: [email protected])
Reader-F, Wellcome Trust/ DBT Intermediate Fellow
TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS)
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Hyderabad

Submission Deadline for Full Application: 31st March, 2018

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