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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. The details are given below:

Position: Research Associate

Number of Vacancy: One

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

Job description: The Research Associate will be involved in synthesis of alloy 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 Ph.D. degree holders within the last two years or those who submitted their Ph.D. thesis recently, in the area of Solid State Chemistry / Materials Chemistry, having consistently good academic record can apply. Prior experience in solution-based synthesis of monodispersed nanoparticles and characterization through powder X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy and other related spectroscopic techniques are required. The candidate should be experienced in XRD simulations, microscopic analysis and operation of potentiostat. The candidate is expected to have at least 4 first author publications.

Relaxation in Age and Academic qualification for SC/ST/OBC etc.: As per Govt. of India rules.

Tenure: Initially for 6 months and till the end of the project duration (December 2023), depending on satisfactory performance and the availability of fund.

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

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

The last date of application is May 19, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email. The interview will be in online / offline mode, the date of which will be notified later.