Research Associate (RA) Position in IISER Kolkata, India

Research Associate Position at IISER Kolkata

Designation/Position- Research Associate (RA) Position

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata invites applications for research associate positions from candidates having Ph.D. in the relevant field.

About- Online interview will be conducted for the temporary engagement of one Research Associate-III (RA-III) at IISER Kolkata for the project “Quantification and use of entanglement and coherence for designing a quantum simulator” of Interdisciplinary Cyber Physical Systems (ICPS) Programme of the Department of Science &Technology (DST), New Delhi, under Prof. Prasanta K. Panigrahi, Department of Physical Sciences.

Location- Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

Research Area- Chemistry



Suitable candidates must have submitted their thesis or must have a Ph. D.

degree in Chemistry with a lot of experience in Photo Chemistry.

Age limit

Upper age limit: 32 years as on the day on which the application is made. The upper age limit is relaxable upto  in the case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes/tribes/OBC, women and physically handicapped candidates as per the Institute Norms.

Job/Position Description-

Applications are invited from the citizens of India for a Research Assistant position for the sponsored project in the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata. The requisite qualification, experience, etc. are given below:

  1. Project Title

    Synthesis of Viscosity Modifiers

    Reference Number


    Funding Agency

    Unilever India

    Temporary Position(s)

    Research Assosiate I

    Number of vacancies



    Consolidated 47,000/- per month


    This temporary position is initially for a period of 6 months and extandable only for the duration of the project subject to the satisfactory performance.

    Coordinator / PI

    Prof. Raja Shunmugam


    Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata

    Project and Job description

    Study the` effect of various parameters such as temperature, solvent polarity, nature of catalysts, initiator, etc. on the controlled/living polymerization of various monomers. Candidates having research experience in polymer synthesis and characterization with the thorough knowledge in photo chemistry will be preferred.

    Application Fee



Short-listed applicants will be invited (via email) for an online or in person oral interview


The candidate has to make logistics provision for the online interviews. The decision of the selection committee will be final. The selected candidate may be terminated with a 30-day notice before completion of tenure, if performance till date is not deemed satisfactory.

More Information

For further information, write to Dr. R. Shunmugam at

How to Apply-

A detailed CV along with the list of referees must be emailed to latest by 10th September 2023.

Subject Line (other subject line may not be considered):  Application for Research Assosiate I (Unilever) position

Last Date for Apply– 10 September 2023

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