Position for Research Associate

(DST-SERB sponsored project)

Applications are invited from the citizens of India for Research Associate position in the DST-SERB sponsored project undertaken under the Centre for Advanced Functional Materials (CAFM), IISER-Kolkata. This temporary position is for a period of 1 Year and extendable up to the duration of the project subject to satisfactory performance. The requisite qualification, experience, etc. are given below:

Position: Research Associate

Number of Vacancy: One

Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology

Job description: The Research Associate will be involved in synthesis of nanomaterials and fabrication of solar cells. The candidate will actively participate in the research work while remaining involved in all complimentary activities related to the project.

Eligibility: Motivated candidates with a Ph.D. degree (within five years) in Materials Chemistry and/or Physics and consistently good academic record can apply. Candidates who have submitted their Ph.D. thesis can also apply. Experience in solar cell fabrication is a requisite. The candidates experienced with hybrid perovskite solar cells will be preferred.

Salary: Rs. 36,000/- + 30% HRA per month.

Eligible candidates may apply to Dr. Sayan Bhattacharyya (sayanb@iiserkol.ac.in). The application email should contain the subject “DST RA Application”. The application should include a cover letter, a research proposal (maximum 4 pages) and CV of the applicant.

The last date of application is February 21, 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. Skype interview is also possible.


The date of interview at IISER Kolkata will be notified later.