Applications are invited from the citizens of India for Research Associate position in a DST sponsored project undertaken in the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER-Kolkata.

This temporary position is for a period of 4-6 months. The requisite qualification, experience, etc. are given below:

Position: Research Associate

Number of Vacancy: One

Project name: Metal complexes of nitrogen mustards as anticancer agents- studying the influence of nutrients and enhanced selectivity in hypoxia: SB/S1/IC-02/2014.

Funding Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India Project and Job description: The project involves the design, synthesis and characterization of metal complexes of mustards/nitrosoureas and relevant compounds. The recruited personnel will have to perform kinetic studies using UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, various assays (including but not limited to MTT assay, caspase assay), western blots etc

Eligibility: Suitable candidates must have submitted their thesis (preferably from Inorganic Chemistry background) or must have a Ph. D. degree in Chemistry. They are required to have sound knowledge of synthetic chemistry, expertise in solving single crystal structures. Must be able to analyze NMR data and operate 400 MHz NMR for simple routine experiments. Knowledge of analyzing UV-vis spectroscopy data. Knowledge of mammalian cell culture and various cancer relevant in vitro assays and western blotting technique is very important for the work.

Salary: as applicable in the project by DST and within the norms of IISER-K Eligible candidates may apply with their CV and a cover letter to Dr. Arindam Mukherjee (

The last date of application is 10 July, 2017. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. Interview may also be taken on skype if required.

The date of interview at IISER Kolkata will only be notified to shortlisted candidates through e-mail.