Advertisement for a Postdoctoral Position in the Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position (Research Associate I or Research Associate II) in the Department of Chemical Sciences (DCS), IISER Kolkata. This position, funded by Department of Science and Technology (under the Swarnajayanti fellowship scheme), will be awarded initially for a period of one year, and may be extended based on the research progress and performance subject to availability of funds. Suitable candidates should have a Ph.D. degree from any recognized University or Institute with experience in the area of crystal engineering.

Coordinator/PI          : Dr. C. Malla Reddy, Department of Chemical Sciences

Number of vacancies               : One

Eligibility Criteria         : Ph.D degree (as specified above), expertise in techniques such as single crystal, powder X-ray diffraction is a required criteria. The prospective candidate should have experience in crystal engineering. Experience in studying the structure-mechanical properties of molecular crystals using different instrumental techniques as well as using various relevant software packages will be considered as an asset. The candidate is expected to work independently on own, as well as writing scientific results to peer reviewed journals for manuscripts submission and training Ph.D. students on structure-mechanical property studies and other analyses aspects.

Fellowship amount                  : As per DST guidelines (@Rs. 36, 000/-pm plus HRA for RA I

                                                  @Rs. 38, 000/-pm plus HRA for RA II)                

Age limit                                  : Maximum 35 yrs

Project Title: DESIGNING MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF FUNCTIONAL ORGANIC CRYSTALS

Deadline of applications: 20/06/2019.

Interested candidates are requested to send their applications along with complete curriculum vitae, statement of research interest (one page), at least two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the PI (e-mail: cmallareddyps@gmail.com & mark a copy to cmreddy@iiserkol.ac.in). Shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview.