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Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the post of project-JRF position in the DST-DFG International Cooperation project titled “Rational development of regioselective difunctionalizations of arenes using carboxylates as deciduous groups” at the Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling (CCMM) Group (, Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata.

No. of Position: ONE (01) project-JRF

Duration: 5 months, to be renewed strictly based on performance and availability of fund.

Eligibility: (i) First class (or CGPA of 7.0 and above at a scale of 10) in MSc in Chemistry (Physical/Inorganic/Organic).

(ii) Preferably having qualified CSIR-UGC NET or GATE with a valid score or any other similar type of national level exam.

(ii) Have interest in doing computational chemistry research with strong understanding of physical, and inorganic chemistry.

(iii) Candidates should be below 28 years of age at the time of application.

Fellowship: Rs. 31,000/- + HRA (Candidates without NET/GATE qualification may be considered for a reduced salary of 15,000/- + HRA)

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send an email to Dr. Debasis Koley ( &

Applications should include an updated CV and a statement of purpose of not more than 500 words explaining the candidate’s interest in contributing to the project and joining the CCMM group at IISER Kolkata.

The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview at IISER Kolkata, and will need to bring the following documents.

a. Two sealed recommendation letters from a teacher and/or academic mentor

b. Self-attested copies of degree certificates with originals.

c. Any other relevant documents.

Last date of receiving applications: 31 October 2020

Conditions: No TA/DA will be provided to the candidate for the interview. The decision of the selection committee will be final. The selected candidate may be terminated with a 15-day notice before completion of tenure, if performance till date is not deemed satisfactory.

Contact Details:

Dr. Debasis Koley, Professor

Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modelling (CCMM) lab

Department of Chemical Sciences

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata