IISER Vacancy for Junior Research Fellow

IISER Vacancy for Junior Research Fellow

IISER-K today has a vibrant campus with strong faculty members of repute and supportive non-teaching staff members. The students pursuing various degrees are among the best in the country and have established a commendable culture. The Institute has a flexible academic programme and hosts state-of-the-art research facilities. Currently, it has five academic departments (Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Earth Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physical Sciences) and several centres of excellence.

Post : Junior Research Fellow

A position for a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) is available in the research group of Dr. Amlan K. Roy, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata. The research work involves knowledge in Quantum Chemistry and/or Quantum Physics and the use of computer programming.

Title of project : Information-theoretic measures and complexity under free and confinement situations within DFT : some model and many-electron systems.

Funding agency : BRNS

Principal investigator : Dr. Amlan K. Roy, Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata.

Remuneration : As per BRNS rules.

Tenure : Initially for one year, with the possibility of extension for a maximum of two years, depending on the availability of fund and satisfactory performance.

Eligibility Criteria : Highly motivated candidates interested in Theoretical Chemistry / physics, with M.Sc. in Chemistry / Physics / Mathematics (minimum 55% marks in M.Sc). Preference will be given to NET / GATE / INSPIRE / JEST qualified candidates.

Candidates should have a strong theoretical background (with knowledge on quantum mechanics/chemistry) and would be expected to carry out theoretical development on Density Functional Theory (DFT).

Additional experience (desirable) : Exposure to Linux and computer programming will also be helpful.

How to apply : Eligible candidates may apply with their CV and a cover letter to Dr. A. K. Roy by email : [email protected] or [email protected]

Last date for receiving applications: 10 days from the date of advertisement (2nd September, 2020)

Interview : Short-listed applicants may be invited (via email) for an oral interview at IISER Kolkata.

Conditions : No TA / DA will be provided to the candidate for the interview. The decision of the selection committee will be final.

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