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Applications for Research Associate in SLS

Applications for Research Associate in SLS

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School of Life Sciences,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067

Research Associate-I position

Project: Divulge key secreted virulence effectors of wheat spot blotch fungal pathogen Bipolaris sorokiniana and identify their host targets for disease management in wheat.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences and should be proficient in molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques.

Desirable Qualifications: Candidates having research experience in the area of plant-pathogen interactions, functional genomics, duly supported with relevant publications in SCI journals will be preferred.

Nature and tenure of the position: The position is purely temporary in nature and will terminate with project completion.

Salary: As per DST norms

Last date of receiving applications:  6th March 2023.

How to Apply: Application consisting of a cover letter, and detailed CV (including details of educational and scientific accomplishments, research experience, research publications and names of two referees with emails) should reach the undersigned as soft copy. A separate page on summary of Ph.D. research findings with references of published papers MUST be included along with the application.

A single pdf file should be sent in the following order (cover letter, summary of Ph.D. research work with publications, detailed CV). The name of the file MUST be: “Name of the candidate...RA-I”.

•    Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to appear for an ONLINE/OFFLINE interview and no other communications in this regard should be expected.
•    Selection Committee’s decision will be final in case of any dispute.
•    Subject of the email MUST be “Research Associate-I Position”.

Prof. Praveen Kumar Verma
School of Life Sciences,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067

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.