JRF/SRF Life Sciences

ACTREC MSc Vacancy Project JRF/SRF Life Sciences- Attend Walk-In

ACTREC MSc Vacancy Project JRF/SRF Life Sciences- Attend Walk-In. Junior Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow Job. MSc Life Sciences Junior Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow Job Opening at ACTREC. Interested and eligible candidates can check the details below.

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Kharghar, Navi Mumbai- 410 210
Phone No : 91-22-27405000/5082/5353
(A Grant-in-aid Institution of the Dept. of Atomic Energy, Government of India)

No. ACTREC/ADVT-117/2023                                                                    01.09.2023

Research Fellow: JRF (with minimum one-year experience)/ SRF


Project Title: The proposed study “Evaluation of the anticancer potential of deuterium depleted water on an experimental mouse model of carcinogen-induced oral and lung cancers” is part of the Heavy Water Board, DAE funded project entitled “Evaluation of the anticancer potential of deuterium depleted water on experimental model systems and clinical trial patients of human breast cancer.”

Duration of the Project: 2 Years

Selected candidates will have to join at the earliest; hence, result-awaited candidates will not be eligible to apply for the post.

Eligible Candidates may attend the walk-in interview on Tuesday, 26th September, 2023
in Meeting Room II, Khanolkar Shodhika, ACTREC, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai -410210 along with their CV in the prescribed format only, original and xerox copies of all certificates and testimonials with recent passport size photograph and ID proof (Aadhaar Card).

Reporting Time: 10.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.

Educational Qualification:

  • M Sc degree (2 years course only) in Life Science or related subjects (Biotechnology, Microbiology, Medical genetics, Lifesciences, Biochemistry, Zoology, etc.).
  • Candidates with M.Sc. degree having a duration of the one-year course will not be considered.


  • Candidates with a minimum of one year of experience in following laboratory
    techniques/methods only should apply. One year of experience handling lab animals and molecular biology techniques, including western blotting and immunohistochemistry, is strongly required.
  • Candidates should also be proficient in maintaining experimental records using EXCL / SPSS.
  • Candidates familiar with DNA RNA extraction, ELISA, and PCRs (including qPCR) will be given preference. (Provide your CV details at the time of the interview in the prescribed format only.)

Consolidated Salary: Rs. 36,400/- per month.

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Possible interview questions with answers for the job role of Research Fellow (JRF/SRF) position at ACTREC:

1. Can you describe your experience with laboratory techniques and methods, particularly in the context of handling lab animals and molecular biology techniques like western blotting and immunohistochemistry?

Answer: During my previous role as a Research Assistant at [Previous Institution/Company], I gained valuable experience in laboratory techniques. I successfully managed lab animals, ensuring their well-being and compliance with ethical standards. Additionally, I conducted numerous experiments involving molecular biology techniques such as western blotting and immunohistochemistry to analyze protein expression patterns in various cancer models. These experiences have equipped me with the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to this project.

2. The project involves working with deuterium-depleted water. Can you explain your understanding of the potential impact of deuterium-depleted water on cancer cells and why it is being investigated?

Answer: Deuterium-depleted water (DDW) is gaining attention in cancer research due to its potential to inhibit cancer cell growth. DDW contains a lower concentration of deuterium, which is a stable isotope of hydrogen. Cancer cells rely on deuterium for various cellular processes, and reducing its availability through DDW may hinder cancer cell proliferation. This project aims to evaluate DDW’s anticancer potential by studying its effects on experimental mouse models of oral and lung cancers. Investigating DDW’s impact on cancer cells is vital as it could lead to novel therapeutic approaches for cancer treatment.

3. What software tools and data analysis techniques are you proficient in for maintaining experimental records and data analysis, as mentioned in the job description?

Answer: I have extensive experience in maintaining experimental records using Excel (EXCL) and data analysis with SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). These tools have been crucial in organizing and analyzing complex datasets in my previous research projects. I believe that effective data management and analysis are essential for drawing meaningful conclusions from experiments, and I am confident in my ability to contribute to the project’s success by leveraging these skills.

4.Can you provide an example of a challenging situation you encountered during your previous research work and how you managed to overcome it?

Answer: During my previous research on [mention specific project], we encountered a challenge when our laboratory equipment malfunctioned during a critical experiment. This setback had the potential to delay our project timeline significantly. To overcome this, I quickly assessed the situation, collaborated with the lab technician to identify the issue, and worked closely with our team to rearrange the experiment schedule. Fortunately, we were able to recover lost data and maintain our project timeline by extending work hours when necessary. This experience taught me the importance of adaptability and teamwork in research and reinforced my commitment to achieving project goals under challenging circumstances.

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