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Life Sciences Junior Research Fellow Post Vacant @ MSSRF

The M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in 1988 as a not-for-profit trust. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M S Swaminathan with proceeds from the First World Food Prize that he received in 1987. The Foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science and technology for agricultural and rural development to improve lives and livelihoods of communities.

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Name of the Position: Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

No. of Posts: 02

Name of Project For Position 1: Defining the regulatory nature of the distal 462 bp region in the AmPMP3 promoter from the salt tolerant mangrove Avicennia marina for biotechnological applications

Name of Project For Position 2: CRISPR/Cas9 knockout of candidate suberin biosynthetic and regulatory genes in rice to assess their role in salinity tolerance

Duration: Three years

Monthly Fellowship: Rs 25,000 p.m. + HRA

Tenure: The post is purely temporary and co-terminus with the project.

Essential Qualification:

M.Sc in Basic Science with NET qualification


B.Tech (any life sciences)/B.Sc (Agriculture) with NET qualification


MTech (any life science stream)/M.Sc (Agriculture) Selected candidates can enroll themselves for the Ph.D. programme of the institution (Madras University).

A good academic record, inquisitiveness to do science, ability to work in a team and skills in one techniques such as cloning, PCR, plant transformation, yeast transformation are desirable.

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How to Apply:

Application should include full biodata providing complete academic record stating areas of
specialization, academic achievement, sample of writing and publications, nature and
duration of experience, full address and telephone number of two most recent employers, last pay drawn, names and addresses of two referees who have close familiarity with the
professional strength and character of the candidate, current address, telephone and e-mail
ID. Incomplete application will be rejected. Application must clearly indicate
“PA3JRF31118C” as Job code. Please send the applications by email before the last date to: The Head – HR & Administration

M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation
Third Cross Street, Institutional Area,
Taramani, Chennai 600 113
email: [email protected]

on or before 20th November 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated within two
weeks of the close of applications.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Deadline: on or before 20th November 2018

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