INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH & CONSULTANCY CENTRE
OFFICE OF THE DEAN(R&D)
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY,BOMBAY.
Applications are invited from the citizens of India for filling up the following temporary position for the sponsored project undertaken in the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering of this Institute. The position is temporary initially for a period of 1 Year and tenable only for the duration of the project. The requisite qualification & experience etc. are given below:
Job Title: Research Associate
No. of posts: 01
Project Title: “Interplay of Spatio-Temporal Synaptic Drive and Spike Propagation in Shaping Electrical Activity Of Urinary Bladder Smooth Muscle: A Computational Investigation”
Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology
Emoluments: Consolidated salary Rs.36000/- p.m. + HRA
Job Description / Nature of work:
Will be required to carry out simulations for a smooth muscle syncytium, particularly in relation to propagation of (i) Action Potentials, (ii) Ca signals in the syncytium. This arena encompasses several sub-domains, and will in itself pose challenges of integration. Chiefly, voltage spread in a bundled syncytium, for action potential propagation as well as following synaptic drive, is to be explored. Various features of action potential spread (e.g. retention/ loss of foot of action potential, extent and efficacy of spatial spread as a function of gap junction conductance and of intensity of spatio-temporal synaptic drive) are to be investigated. Another prime function will be to explore algorithmic mechanisms of incorporating Ca movements between cells in the syncytium, as driven by its concentration gradients. While Ca movement through the cytosol can be driven by diffusion equations, across a gap junction, which is modelled as a resistive link, other mechanisms will need to be conceived. The work will also involve enhancing the efficiency of simulations using the techniques currently available.
Ph.D/MS or equivalent degree or having 3 years of research, teaching and design and development experience after M.Pharm with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal.
General Terms and Conditions:
The appointment is for time bound project and the candidate is required to work mainly for the successful completion of the project . The selection committee may offer lower or higher designation and lower or higher salary depending upon the experience and performance of the candidate in the interview.
How to Apply:
Candidate possessing the requisite qualification and experience should apply online at http://www.ircc.iitb.ac.in/IRCC-Webpage/rnd/HRMSLoginPage.jsp
Call letters will be sent through e-mail to the candidates shortlisted for interview and will also be displayed on IRCC website. Candidates called for interview will be required to attend at their own expenses.
Application Deadline: 12th June 2017.