Online interview on July 14, 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 Biotechnology (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 biophysical
chemistry research with good understanding of physical chemistry/chemical physics concepts and good
programming skill.

9. How to Apply: A detailed CV prior to the interview must be emailed to & latest by 10 th July, 2020 (last date of application).

*All candidates are requested to send the following documents before the 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: 14 th JULY, 2020, 2:00 PM

Mode of Interview: Online (For security reasons, a Google-Meet link will be shared to the short-listed
candidate 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