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Online interview on December 18, 2020 for the position of a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in Har-Govind Khorana IYBA Project under DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India


Applications are invited for the position of Junior Research Fellow (1 position) under Har-Govind Khorana IYBA Project entitled ‘A Structural Topology-based Electrostatic Model (STEM) of RNA to investigate functional conformational changes of bacterial and viral RNA’. The position is funded by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. The JRF position will be awarded for a period of one year (extendable strictly based on the research progress and performance).


1. Position: JRF (1 position)

2. Research Area: Theoretical and Computational Biophysical Chemistry (Focus: RNA Biophysics)

3. Funding source: DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.

4. Principle Investigator: Dr. Susmita Roy, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata

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

6. Tenure:  1 year (extendable strictly based on the research progress and performance)

7. Basic Eligibility Criteria: (i) First class (or CGPA OF 7.0 and above at a scale of 10) in MSc in Chemistry (Physical), or MSc in Physics or Biophysics or M.Tech in Biotechnology (Other subject areas will not be entertained) (ii) Qualified CSIR-UGC NET (including LS) or GATE examination. (iii) Candidates should be below 28 years of age at the time of application.

8. Desirable qualification: Candidate is expected to have strong interest in doing computational biophysics/biophysical chemistry research with good understanding of physical chemistry/chemical physics concepts and very good programming skill.

9. How to Apply: A detailed CV prior to the interview must be emailed to latest by 17th  December, 2020 (last date of application).

*Only shortlisted candidates will be requested to send the following documents before their online interview:

(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.

   Date/Time: 18th December, 2020, 3:00 PM

Mode of Interview: Online (For security reasons, a Google-Meet link will be shared to the short-listed candidates just 5-10 mins before the interview. Interview will be recorded. The application itself will be considered as the consent of the applicant.

**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. Susmita Roy

Assistant Professor

Department of Chemical Sciences

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata

Mohanpur-741246, West Bengal, India