setfocus to a field in view

Hi
   I have a div "reason_for_transfer_search_sd" like
<div id="reason_for_transfer_search_sd" >
<%= render :partial =>
"service_desk_part/on_action_transfer_reason_sd_search", :locals => {
:sd_ticket=>sd_ticket } %>
</div>

And in on_action_transfer_reason_sd_search
<%= text_area_tag "transfer_reason", nil, :size => "50x1" %>
<%= link_to_remote "Submit",
    {:with => "'transfer_reason=' + $('transfer_reason').value",
     :url => { :controller => :service_desk,:action =>
:edit_service_desk_status_after_transfer_from_search_sd,
                                :sd_id => sd_ticket.id,
                 } },
   %>

So to focus cursor to this textarea I used
<%= set_focus_to_id 'transfer_reason' %> just below that and it is
working properly. And in appliation helper
def set_focus_to_id(id)
      javascript_tag("$('#{id}').focus()");
end
    But my problem is i am replacing the same div from the controller
after processing using rjs..But this time cursor focus does not goes to
text area.What might be the reason?

Thanks in advance
Sijo