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TMC Kolkata Jobs – Post Doctoral Fellow Opening. Tata Translational Cancer Research Center Recruitment Post-Doctoral Fellow in Genomics Job Opening. PhD Biological Sciences candidates are encouraged to apply:

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Application for the position of Post-Doctoral Fellow in Genomics at TTCRC (Tata Medical Center)

Last date of Application: 20/1/2021

The Position

In this position, you will work as part of the cancer genomics group at TTCRC. The group works directly with the department of cytogenetic at Tata Medical Center and has close links with Tata Consultancy Services Life Sciences Division. There are on-going national and international collaborative studies. It has a dedicated laboratory facility equipped with Illumina, Sanger and Nanopore sequencers and is an internationally accredited centre for the minimal residual disease detection in childhood ALL. Dedicated informatics supports data analyses. The group’s work is focussed currently on two cancers, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and gallbladder cancer where it has taken a targeted and global approach to understand the variations in the cancer genome. Your primary responsibility will be to continue, optimise and extend on-going work, supervise junior members of the team and develop independent lines

of enquiry. This involves working closely with the hospital’s multidisciplinary clinical service, the tissue biorepository unit and colleagues in the cancer cell biology group and clinical trials unit. The post holder will have a designated desk and computer.

Minimum required qualifications/experience

(a) PhD in Biological Sciences
(b) Familiarity with DNA and RNA analyses
(c) Familiarity with basic research laboratory protocols, procedures and techniques in DNA and RNA analyses.

Necessary qualities

(a) Integrity, motivation, enthusiasm
(b) Focus and commitment in carrying out tasks and duties
(c) Critical analytical and problem-solving skills, capable of independent work
(d) Ability to work successfully as part of a multidisciplinary team
(e) The clarity in career and professional development goals.

Appointment and reporting

Appointment to the position will at first be for 3 (three) years. The very first year is probationary. Confirmation in the position and progression to years 2 and 3 is subject to satisfactory review of performance through periodic appraisals of performance. Appraisals will also determine salary increments and promotions. The consolidated starting monthly salary for a PDF is INR 61,000. The start pay will be based on a review of qualifications and experience. The position is funded by a centre grant from the Tata Consultancy Services. The successful applicant will be managed by the Lead Scientist in Genomics and will report to the Director.


(a) For further details on TMC and TTCRC, visit
(b) Submission of applications by post or by e-mail to:.
Mr Suvasish Mukherjee; Head, Human Resources; Tata Medical Center; 14 Major Arterial.
Road (East-West); Newtown, Rajarhat; Kolkata 700 160.
Email: [email protected].
(c) For informal enquiries,
Ms Sukanya Guha ([email protected])

Job-related knowledge / Aptitude, skills, etc. Requirements Essential / Desirable How identified
1. Disposition / Attitude / Work habits  a. Integrity
b. Flexibility
c. Motivated
d. Committed
e. Willing to learn new skills
f. Works as part of a team
g. Receptive to new ideas
h. Capable of independent
work & to an agreed plan
i. Good time management
j. Organised, able to
prioritise responsibilities
k. Works to high technical and
quality standards
a. Essential
b. Essential
c. Essential
d. Essential
e. Essential
f. Essential
g. Essential
h. Essential
i. Essential
j. Essential
  • Application form
  • CV
  • Profile
  • Interview
  • References
2. Education / Qualifications PhD in Biological Sciences, Essential
  • Interview
  • Application form
  • CV
3. Experience in research a. DNA and RNA technology
b. Next Generation Sequencing
c. Publications
a. Essential
b. Desirable
c. Desirable
  • Application form
  • CV
  • Interview &
  • References
4. Skills and Ability a. Critical thinking
b. Problem solving skills
c. Readiness to evaluate,
develop and test new
approaches and strategies
a. Essential
b. Essential
c. Essential
  • Application form
  • CV
  • Interview
  • References


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