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Research Associate Position

Applications are invited from the citizens of India for research associate 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 :    Effect of Ion Specificity on Nano-Structuring in Ion-Containing Polymer Systems Caused by Ion Association in Organic and                                       Aqueous Media: Complex Experimental and Theoretical Study

Reference Number :    Sanction No. INT/RUS/RFBR/P-325 dated 02.01.2019

Funding Agency :    DST-RFBR

Temporary Position(s) :    Research associate

Number of vacancies  :    1

Salary    : Rs. 36,000/- per month (+30% HRA)

Coordinator / PI  :  Professor Priyadarsi De

Department  :    Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata

Project and Job description :    Study the effect of various parameters such as pH, temperature, -R group of amino acids, size and nature of counter anions, etc. on nanostructuring and phase behaviour of polyelectrolyte solutions and the polyelectrolyte complex formation from side-chain amino acid based cationic polymers and poly(acrylic/methacrylic acid) in organic and aqueous solutions. Candidates having research experience in polymer synthesis and characterization will be preferred.

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

Age limit :    Upper age limit: 35 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    : Nil

Application Procedure    

      A Walk-in assessment-interview will be held on February 27, 2019 at 10:30 am in Polymer Research Center, IISER Kolkata, Mohanpur, Nadia, WB, PIN- 741246.
More Information  :
    (1)     No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. 
    (2)     Please bring your resume, self attested photocopy of all mark-sheets and certificates.
 For further information, write to Dr. P. De at