SNU JRF's recruitment
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JOB POST: JRF’s at Shiv Nadar University, Noida [2 Vacancies, Monthly Fellowship Rs. 31K]: Multiple Deadlines

SNU JRF's recruitmentAbout

Shiv Nadar University, Noida is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the post of Junior Research Fellows (JRF’s) in a time-bound research project for a temporary period purely on contractual basis.

1. JRF (Mathematics)

Applications are invited for one post of Junior Research Fellow in a DST funded project entitled “Differentiability and orthogonality in Banach spaces” under the supervision of Dr Priyanka Grover, Department of Mathematics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University.

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Essential & Desirable Qualification

The applicant must have a PostGraduate Degree in Mathematics from a recognized University or Institute. Knowledge in Functional Analysis and Linear Algebra should be excellent. Preferable- knowledge in operator algebras, convex analysis, basic skills in LaTex writing.


As per DST norms, fellowship is INR 31000/- p.m.


12 months (extendable up to 21 months, depending on the performance). Note that the post is purely temporary in nature.

Project Rationale and Nature of Study

The project will focus on studying the concept of orthogonality in general normed linear spaces and its applications. The main application that we are interested in studying is distance formulas in C*-algebras. Tools of convex analysis are used to have insight into these problems. Finding a subdifferential set of norms is of interest in its own right also. This would involve finding Gateaux derivatives of the norms in question.

How to Apply?

Applications with complete bio-data (with details of qualification i.e. examination passed, year, division, percentage of marks 12th board onwards, and photocopies of mark sheets/ testimonials/ certificates) should be sent by email to An informal query of details of the project may be asked to PI Dr. Priyanka Grover (

Application Deadline

Last date for applying JRF in Functional Analysis is July 26, 2020. The interviews shall be held on July 30, 2020. The selected candidate shall be required to join by August 10, 2020.

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2. JRF (Chemistry)

Applications are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF)/Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in a DST-SERB funded research project entitled “Exploring the Applications of Chemical Space Networks in Molecular Library Design and Drug Design” EMR/2016/002141, under the supervision of Profs. N. Sukumar, Subhabrata Sen (Department of Chemistry and Center for Informatics), and Sudeepto Bhattacharya (Department of Mathematics and Center for Informatics), School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, U.P. 201314.

Project Synopsis

This project aims at the exploration of chemical space from a network-centric perspective. We propose to investigate molecular similarity networks using different families of molecular descriptors and similarity measures. The application of various network measures to the design of diversity-oriented molecular libraries is a major goal of this project.

  • Comparison of molecular networks constructed from the whole molecule and fragment-based, 2-D and 3-D similarity measures;
  • Exploration of protein binding site similarity networks for predicting cross-reactivity of drugs;
  • Comparison of network measures for molecular interaction, transformation and similarity networks.
Nature of work

ab initio electronic structure computations; cheminformatics / statistical analysis; coding/scripting in Python, Java, R, C/C++; graphical  / network analysis. The candidates will work in an interdisciplinary project, and will be required to interact with faculty, students and researchers across the Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and the Center for Informatics.

Essential and Desirable Qualifications

The candidate should have a Master’s degree (with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade) in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics from a UGC recognized University, with computational skills or programming experience (essential) in either Python, Java, R, Perl, Mathematica, Matlab, Fortran or C/C++, and competence in Computational Chemistry and/or Network theory. Candidates should be NET qualified. Candidates without such qualifications may be hired at a salary based on experience. Candidates with 2 years or more of research experience and publication record may be hired at SRF scale.

Project Duration

1 Year (The project is funded until September 2021).


As per DST norms, fellowship for JRF is ₹31,000/- p.m.; for SRF ₹35,000/- p.m.

How to apply?

Eligible and interested candidates should send their application with a complete CV (having personal details, academic qualifications, research experience, publications, name, affiliation and email address of two referees). Also, send photocopies of mark sheets/testimonials/certificates, a recent passport size photograph, and other relevant documents as a PDF attachment via email to the below address.

All documents should reach Ms. Saritha Rajan, EA to the Director (Center for Informatics), School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Tehsil Dadri, District Gautam Buddha Nagar, UP 201314, India;; on or before  July 20, 2020.

Short-listed candidates may be requested to appear for an interview via Skype. In view of the short-term nature of the project, the selected candidate should be available to join immediately.

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