Postdoctoral Fellows Position at JNCASR, Bengaluru, Karnataka Under India@Japan Project

Research Associate Position at JNCASR, Bengaluru, Karnataka Pay Rs.47,000/- plus 24% HRA

Designation/Position- Research Associate Position at JNCASR

JNCASR, Bengaluru, Karnataka, invites applications for the Postdoctoral Fellows Position at JNCASR from eligible and interested candidates

About- An Autonomous Institution under the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and an Institution Deemed to be a University. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) is a multidisciplinary research institute in Jakkur, located north of Bangalore, India. It is relatively young yet well-known around the Globe.

Research/Job Area- Science or Engineering (preferably in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science)

Location- Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru, Karnataka


The applicant should either hold a Ph.D. degree in Science or Engineering (preferably in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science) or have submitted the final synopsis for the Ph.D. thesis involving research experience in X-ray scattering techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in synchrotron studies involving high pressure, low temperatures or surface scatterings techniques like reflectivity and GISAXS. The candidate (below 40 years of age as of August 15, 2022) should have a good academic record and proven interests in Nano Science and Technology.  

Those holding a permanent position are also encouraged to apply for a deputation through a proper channel, preferably sending an advanced copy by e-mail. 

The selected candidate will be the local in-charge of the Indian beamline and will work at KEK to support users of the Indian beamline (posted in KEK for approximately 6 months or more depending on activities in the beamline) and remaining period of the year in India. The selected person can also have their beamtime to carry out research activities and will be provided opportunities to collaborate with scientists in KEK, as also visiting scientists from India. The term of the position is present till March 31, 2023. However, depending on the performance of the candidate and based on the extension of the term of the project, the contract term may be extended for a further period.

Job/Position Description- 

Advertisement for the position of Postdoctoral Fellow for Synchrotron support at Indian

Beamline in the Photon Factory, KEK, Tsukuba, Japan

Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellows for pursuing research in frontier areas of Materials Science, particularly involving Nano-materials using Synchrotron at Indian Beamline at Photon Factory, KEK, Japan. For details about Beamline Project/Facility, visit the website: The fellowships will be awarded from the project “Indian Beamline at Photon Factory, KEK, Tsukuba Phase II” under the Nano Mission and National Supercomputing Mission, Technology Missions Division (TMD) Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.

Candidates with Ph.D. degrees, when posted at KEK, Japan, will be paid a remuneration of approximately Rs. 2,20,000 per month (equivalent to JPY 330,000). When posted in India, they will be paid Rs. 50,000 (fixed) p.m. Candidates who have submitted the final synopsis for Ph. D thesis or submitted a Ph.D. thesis but have not been awarded the degree will be paid approximately Rs. 1,63,000 per month (equivalent to JPY 240,000) and when posted-in India, they will be paid a remuneration of Rs 35,000 p.m. (fixed). The remuneration indicated above includes the subsistence allowance when posted in Japan.

Mode of selection: –

The candidates will be selected based on the recommendation of a Selection Committee after scrutinizing their bio-data, research proposal and performance in the interview.

The applicant’s academic and research record in x-ray synchrotron-related experiments and the merit of the proposed research will be the key factors for consideration.

How to Apply- 

Candidates may submit their application along with the updated bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), copies of all the available certificates (B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D.), one-page synopsis of the Ph.D. thesis, a summary of research carried out and a summary of the proposed research if any. The candidate should request one referee to send their confidential evaluation directly to the email ID below. A declaration stating that if selected, the candidate will complete the tenure of the fellowship should also be furnished.

Interested candidates can send their applications along with the enclosures in the pdf form to the Faculty Coordinator of the project: Prof. Sebastian C Peter, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru 560 064, India to the e-mail address [].

Last Date for Apply– 15 September 2022

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