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Research Associate Position


Applications are invited from the citizens of India for a Research Associate (RA) position for the sponsored project in the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata. This temporary position is initially for a period of one year and tenable only for the duration of the project. The requisite qualification, experience, etc. are given below:

Project Title

Stereoselective cationic (co)polymerization of suitable polar and non-polar monomers and their kinetic studies

Reference Number

Envelope Id: 21CFAD95-EEB8-4A95-A4BD-F1059F87275E

University Single-Project # A4014422

Funding Agency

ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Houston, Texas, USA

Temporary Position(s)

Research Associate

Number of vacancies



Rs. 50,000/- per month (Consolidated)

Coordinator / PI

Dr. Priyadarsi De


Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata

Project and Job description

Study the effect of various parameters such as temperature, solvent polarity, nature of catalysts, initiator, etc. on the cationic polymerization various vinyl ether monomers. Candidates having research experience in polymer synthesis and characterization will be preferred.


Suitable candidates must have submitted their thesis or must have a Ph. D. degree in Chemistry.

Age limit

Upper age limit: 32 years as on the day on which the application is made. The upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes/tribes/OBC, women and physically handicapped candidates.

Application Fee


Application Procedure

A detailed CV along with the list of referees must be emailed to latest by 10th February 2022.

Subject Line (other subject line may not be considered): Application for RA(ExxonMobil) position


Short-listed applicants will be invited (via email) for an online oral interview


The candidate has to make logistics provision for the online interviews. 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 performance till date is not deemed satisfactory.

More Information

For further information, write to Dr. P. De at