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Position for Research Assistant

(SERB sponsored project)

Applications are invited from the citizens of India for Research Assistant position in the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB) sponsored project undertaken under the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata. This temporary position is for a period of 6 months and extendable till the completion of the project. The requisite qualification, experience, etc. are given below:                                                               

Position: Research Assistant

Number of Vacancy: One

Funding Agency: Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology

Job description: The Research Assistant will be involved in the synthesis of solid-state nanostructures and evaluating their electrocatalytic performance. The candidate will actively participate in the research work while remaining involved in all complimentary activities related to the project.

Eligibility: Motivated candidates with minimum 4 years research experience post M.Sc. (Chemistry), in the field of Electrochemistry and Solid-State Chemistry / Materials Chemistry with a consistently good academic record can apply. Prior experience in solution-based nanomaterial synthesis and their characterization through powder X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy and related techniques is required. The candidate should have the knowledge to independently operate electrochemical workstation and gas chromatography setup. The candidate is expected to have at least 4 good-quality first author publications.    

Salary: Rs. 35,000/- per month (consolidated).

Eligible candidates may apply to the research group of Professor Sayan Bhattacharyya ( The application email should contain the subject “RA-SERB”. The application should include a cover letter and CV of the applicant.

The last date of application is February 17, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email. The interview will be in online mode / in person, the date of which will be notified later.