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Position for Research Associate

(DST-SERB sponsored project)


Applications are invited from the citizens of India for Research Associate position in the DST-SERB sponsored project undertaken under the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata. This temporary position is for a period of 6 months till the completion of the project. The requisite qualification, experience, etc. are given below:

Position: Research Associate

Number of Vacancy: One

Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology

Job description: The Research Associate will be involved in synthesis of nanomaterials 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 Ph.D. degree holders (within last two years) in Materials Chemistry and consistently good academic record can apply. Prior experience in solution based synthesis of metal alloy nanoparticles and characterization through powder X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy and other related techniques are highly desired. The candidate should be experienced in XRD simulations, microscopic analysis and operating instruments such as potentiostat and RRDE. The candidate is expected to have at least 5 first author publications.    

Salary: Rs. 47,000/- + 24% HRA per month.

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

The last date of application is January 27, 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. Online interview is also possible.

The date of interview at IISER Kolkata will be notified later.