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Applications for SRF in SCMM

Applications for SRF in SCMM

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Special Centre for Molecular Medicine
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067

Applications are invited for One (1) post of Senior Research Fellow (SRF) funded by the SERB to work on the project entitled “Understanding the role and regulation of ferroportin in reactive oxygen species-induced activation of microglia”. The project is likely up to December 2024.

Qualification: The project needs rigorous work involving gene expression in mammalian microglia/macrophages and iron homeostasis. The preference will be given to the candidate who has excellent experience on techniques on molecular and cell biology related to iron homeostasis, macrophages-microglia and gene expression with adequate experience in handling animals.

Essential: M. Sc or equivalent in any branch of biological sciences with at least two years of research experience in the area of mammalian gene expression in related to iron homeostasis and/or reactive oxygen species, working experience with mammalian cell culture particularly macrophages/microglia.

Desirable: At least one publication in the related (review or peer reviewed journal or book chapter/book). In case of communicated manuscript the evidence needs to be included in the application.

Fellowship: As per SERB approval + HRA (as permissible)

Only the qualified candidates (as mentioned above) should apply with their recent resumes and copies of the related documents of essential and/or desirable qualifications to the following address on or before 15th April, 2022 with a forwarding letter mentioning how s/he is qualified for the post. The application may be submitted either by person or by registered post. Application by email will not be entertained.

Prof. C.K. Mukhopadhyay
Special Centre for Molecular Medicine
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.