Madurai Kamaraj University Junior Research Fellow

Madurai Kamaraj University Junior Research Fellow
The Madurai Kamaraj University is pleased to invite applications for the two junior research fellowship positions in the combined Indo-UK project entitled ‘RICEFUEL: Engineering enzymes for advanced bio-fuels’ at the department of Genetics, School of Biological sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University.
The Madurai Kamaraj University, established in 1966 has found 18 schools which comprise of around 73 departments. The distance education of the university has around 1.30 lakh students. The university has around 109 affiliated universities and among them, nine universities are autonomous. Some of the universities also prove to have 7 evening colleges. They have set up research centres to unleash the research potential in the faculty members as well as students who are desirous of pursuing research in their career path.

Duration of the Project
The duration of the project is around 3 years. The project is totally an Indo-UK project and the project to b handled is an entirely a project of the department of Genetics.
The first two years will require the candidate to work full-time in the position of Junior Research Fellow and from the third year, it requires the candidate to work in the position of Senior Research fellowship.

Essential Qualification
The candidate is required to have the following essential qualifications.
1.       The candidate should hold the post graduate degree of 1st class M.Sc Genomics/Microbiology/ Biochemistry/Biotechnology or any related areas of Life sceinces.
2.       The candidate should be an Indian National to pursue the above fellowship for the entire period of three years.

Desired Qualification
The candidate is desired to have the following qualification.
The candidate should have qualified the National Eligibility Test (NET) by UGC/CSIR with a desired research experience in recombinant DNA technology. Such candidate profiles will b preferred for th fellowship.

Fellowship Amount
The fellowship amount provided to the candidates is given below.
The amount of 12,000 plus 20% HRA in the beginning of two years of fellowship and an amount of 14,000 plus 20% HRA is provided in the third year of the fellowship.

How to Apply
 The interested, motivated candidates are encouraged to apply with the brief Bio-data including the academic and contact details to the following address either by post/email. The photocopies of the certificates (attested copies), publications, testimonials are also to be attached to the below mentioned address on or before the last date of the submission of the fellowship application.
Only the shortlisted and eligible candidates will be called for an interview.

Dr. J. Rajendhran

Co-Principal Investigator, RICEFUEL Project
Department of Genetics
School of Biological Sciences
Madurai Kamaraj University
Madurai- 625021
Email: jrajendhran@gmail.com


Last date to apply for the JRF position
The last date of the submission of the fellowship application is on or before 28th April, 2014.




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