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Call for applications for the position of a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a project funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India


Applications are invited for the position of Junior Research Fellow (1 position) under a research Project entitled “Analysing temporal trends in regional paleo-metacommunity structures of the post-Miocene marine fossils of the western India using taxonomic and ecological diversities”. The position is funded by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. The JRF position will be awarded for a period of one year (extendable strictly based on the research progress and performance).



JRF (1 position)

Research Area


Funding source

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Principle Investigator

Dr. Subhronil Mondal, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, IISER

Kolkata (Email: )


JRF (Rs. 31000/- plus 24% HRA)


1 year (extendable strictly based on the research progress and performance)

Basic Eligibility Criteria

(i) First class (or CGPA OF 6.0 and above at a scale of 10) in MSc in

Geology/Applied Geology/Earth Sciences (ii) Qualified CSIR-UGC NET

(including LS) or GATE examination (required criteria). (iii) Candidates should be

below 28 years of age at the time of application.

Desirable qualification

The applicant should have a strong background in paleontology and have the ability

to conduct fieldwork independently. Candidate having MS thesis work in

paleontology will be given priority. A good communication and writing skill in

English is also desirable.


How to Apply: A detailed CV prior to the interview must be emailed to latest by 28 th April, 2022 (last date of application). No application will be entertained after that.


*Candidates are requested to send the following documents: (a) Self-attested scanned copies of degree certificates; (b) Two recommendation letters from a teacher and/or academic mentor must be sent directly to by the recommender; (c) any other relevant documents.


Date/Time of Interview: In between 07-27 May, 2022. The exact date and time of the interview will be notified in due time.


Mode of Interview: Online (A Google-Meet link will be shared with the short-listed candidates before the interview). The interview will be recorded. The application itself will be considered as the consent of the applicant to appear for the interview.


**Conditions: The decision of the selection committee will be final. The selected candidate may be terminated with a 30-day notice before completion of tenure, if their performance is deemed unsatisfactory. The requirements of minimum qualification and/or experience and age may be relaxed in the case of candidates with outstanding credentials.



Dr. Subhronil Mondal, Assistant Professor

Department of Earth Sciences

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata

Mohanpur-741246, West Bengal, India