IISER Kolkata invites applications for JRF & Research Associate posts under DST & SERB funded projects for the year 2020. Interested candidates can check out full details below.
Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in DST-DFG project
Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the post of project-JRF position in the DST-DFG International Cooperation project titled “Rational development of regioselective difunctionalizations of arenes using carboxylates as deciduous groups” at the Computational Chemistry and Molecular Modeling (CCMM) Group Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata.
Duration: 5 months, to be renewed strictly based on performance and availability of fund.
Eligibility: (i) First class (or CGPA of 7.0 and above at a scale of 10) in MSc in Chemistry (Physical/Inorganic/Organic). (ii) Preferably having qualified CSIR-UGC NET or GATE with a valid score or any other similar type of national level exam. (iii) Have interest in doing computational chemistry research with strong understanding of physical, and inorganic chemistry. (iv) Candidates should be below 28 years of age at the time of application.
Fellowship: Rs. 31,000/- + HRA (Candidates without NET/GATE qualification may be considered for a reduced salary of 15,000/- + HRA)
How to apply: Interested candidates should send an email to Dr. Debasis Koley (koley[at]iiserkol.ac.in & firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should include an updated CV and a statement of purpose of not more than 500 words explaining the candidate’s interest in contributing to the project and joining the CCMM group at IISER Kolkata. The shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview at IISER Kolkata, and will need to bring the following documents. a. Two sealed recommendation letters from a teacher and/or academic mentor b. Self-attested copies of degree certificates with originals. c. Any other relevant documents.
Last date of receiving applications: 31 October 2020
Project Title: Decision making in the context of relocation in an Indian ant: Small brains and big feats?
Funding Agency: SERB
Salary: 47,000/- per month consolidated (No HRA will be paid)
Coordinator/ PI: Prof. Sumana Annagiri
Qualifications: We are seeking a candidate whose research skills are directly relevant for behavioural biology studies, with demonstrated experience in data analysis, statistics and scientific writing. Preference will be given for candidates who have built models of biological systems and analysed them.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. (within the last 2 years) in the area of behavioural /ecological/ evolutionary biology. The age limit is relaxable upto 5 years in the case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes/ tribes/ OBC/ women and physically handicapped candidates.
Last date of receipt of the application: 16 Nov 2020
Application Procedure: Send the application along with a CV in PDF or DOC format with at least the following details: i) complete contact details, ii) embedded photograph, iii) date of birth, iv) educational qualification and performance (including year of degree, institution) starting with your BSc or equivalent examinations until your highest degree, v) complete list of publications and a copy of two of your best publication in PDF format, vi) brief summary of your research thesis (within 100 words), vii) a brief statement of research interests and future research plans demonstrating relevance for the job description (within 1000 words), viii) list of 2 professional referees who can give recommendations with their complete contact details. It is recommended that you provide all the information in a single DOC or PDF or ZIF file along with the mail.
Mail the above to sumana[at]iiserkol.ac.in