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Research Fellowship in the Department of Botany at Lucknow University, India

Applications are invited for the purely temporary position of a Research Fellow (JRF/SRF) in CSIR sponsored project entitled “Predicting ploidy response to body size and productivity in aromatic grasses: Histological, developmental and histochemical characterization of cell geometry in diploid vs. autopolyploid clones”, with the undersigned. Salary shall be commensurate with the prevailing rates for JRF / SRF as per CSIR rules. The position is co?terminus with the project and the person employed in the project shall have no claim to any University position, permanent or otherwise. Candidates should apply on plain paper clearly mentioning their educational qualifications and percentage obtained at graduate and post graduate level. There is no application fee. Performance at the interview and the academic qualifications of the candidates shall form the basis of selection. Applications are acceptable only as hardcopy and should be delivered in person to the PI (Seshu Lavania). Copies of all the relevant documents (proof of date of birth, marks sheets for B.Sc and M.Sc and NET / GATE result) must accompany the application. The original documents are required to be produced at the time of interview.
Eligibility: NET or GATE qualified candidates with M.Sc in Botany / Plant Science may apply. Students having qualified NET under the categories i) JRF and ii) Lecturership (NET) or those having qualified GATE shall be considered. Candidates possessing a sound background of Plant systematics and histological / histochemical techniques will be preferred.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 May 2011.

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JRF Positions in Developing Tailored Portable Lead Sensor Based On Stripping Voltammetry at CSMCRI, India

Selected candidates have to work on a DST sponsored project entitled “Developing tailored portable lead sensor based on stripping voltammetry”- this project offers opportunity for Ph.D. degree.
Interested candidates are requested to appear before the Selection Committee for written test & interview on 18th March, 2011 at 10.00 A.M. in this Institute. You are requested to bring with you attested/self attested copies of certificates/ testimonials. You are also requested to bring with you the following documents:
1.  Original Certificates(s), Marksheet(s) (Degree/Diploma, etc.) of the educational qualifications, certificate in support of the date of birth etc. 2.  Original Experience Certificates, Testimonials etc. 3.  In case you are employed in a Government/Semi-Government or Autonomous Organization, you should bring with you a No Objection Certificate from your present employer. Otherwise, you will have to give a declaration that at present you are un-employed.
You can send application by post to Dr. Divesh N. Srivastava, Analytical Science Discipline, Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar 364 021, These posts are purely temporary for duration of sponsored project only. It would, therefore, not confer any right/claim implicit or explicit for any candidates for claiming extension or absorption in CSMCRI/CSIR. No traveling or any other allowances is admissible for attending the interview. M. Sc. with 55% marks in Chemistry. CSIR-JRF/NET-LS qualified candidates will be preferred. JRF/Project Assistant Level-II: 1, depending on the requirement the number may increase to two at the time of interview.  As per DST guideline. CSIR JRF qualified candidates “JRF” – Rs. 16000/- pm; “SRF” – Rs.18000/- pm (fixed). Whereas for CSIR NET-LS qualified candidates “project JRF” – Rs.12000/ pm; “Project SRF” – Rs. 14000/- per month (fixed). HRA is payable as per rule.Candidates should not be more than 28 years as on 18th March, 2011. However, upper age limit may be relaxed as per CSIR rules.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 28 March 2011

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PhD Studentship in Food Technology, Sweden

Emulsifying substances act by contributing to the disruption of the droplets and by protecting the formed droplets from coalescing. To enable these actions the emulsifiers need to adsorb rapidly at the surfaces and form a protective layer. Starch nanocrystals of specific sizes and hydrophobicity will be designed and used as colloidal particles to generate and stabilise Pickering type emulsions. The aim is then to understand their function depending on size, shape, and hydrophobicity in relationship to the interface they are adsorbing to. The use of starch nanocrystals as emulsion stabilisers is novel, and finds practical use not only in pharmaceutical and food applications, but also in the paper industry. Furthermore, the almost irreversible adsorption of colloidal particles creates very stable emulsions in contrast to surfactant molecules.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

The general eligibility requirement for doctoral studies is a university degree of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 credits at an advanced level. Furthermore you need a valid university degree at advanced level (MSc) within a relevant study program.

To be qualifield for researach education (PhD education) in Food Technology the candidate needs to have a Master of Science in Engineering, specialisation in Biotechnology, Chemical engineering or Ecological enigneering or Master of Science in Chemistry or other discipline relevant to the field of the degree project or other equivalent degree

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2011-03-15

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