Research Associate Position at HRI – Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad

Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019 in Harish-Chandra Research Institute, India

Designation/Position- Research Associate Position at HRI

Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad invites application for Research Associate Position at HRI from eligible and interested candidates

About- The Harish-Chandra Research Institute is an institution dedicated to research in mathematics and theoretical physics, located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh in India. Established in 1965, HRI offers a doctoral program in affiliation with the Homi Bhabha National Institute.  Research Associate Position at HRI

Research/Job Area- Physics

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Location– Allahabad


Research Associate: 01 Post 

Essential qualification: The candidate should have a Ph.D Degree (awarded or thesis submitted) in Physics in the area of first-principles electronic structure calculations based on DFT. The candidate should have B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in both.

Desirable qualification: Demonstrable experience (published papers in peer-reviewed journals for example) in DFT calculations on 2D materials, catalysis, knowledge of energy landscape and transition pathway prediction formalism, programming knowledge in C and Python.

Upper Age limit: Candidate should be less than 35 years as on last date of filling of application form.

Job/Position Description- 

Research Associate (RA) position on contractual basis under the National Supercomputing Mission (NSM-DST)

Project (DST/NSM/R&D HPC_Applications/2021/13) entitled “Efficient Hydrogen Generation Through Improved Catalytic Pathway Prediction on Layered Materials” of Dr. Sudip Chakraborty (IIT Indore as PI) and Prof. Prasenjit Sen (HRI Prayagraj as CO-PI).

Candidates are expected to work on Development and Application of Density Functional Theory (DFT) based Computational Screening for two-dimensional (2D) energy materials, where code development experience in C and Python, along with expertise in DFT simulations would be required. A good knowledge in theoretical and computational aspects of DFT, and energy landscape and transition pathway prediction would be given priority in the selection as desirable qualification.

The selected candidate will be stationed in HRI, Prayagraj. (Dr. Chakraborty is expected to join HRI in early May, 2021).

Research Associate: 01 Post 

Salary: Consolidated emoluments Rs.47,000 per month. House Rent Allowance extra as per rules, if accommodation is not provided by the Institute.      

Duration: The initial contract will be for 1 year, which can be extended up to 2 years upon satisfactory progress. The tentative date of starting the project as R.A is June, 2021.

How to Apply- 

Interested persons may send their detailed Curriculum Vitae with complete publication list along with testimonials and experience certificates on or before 27.04.2021 via email only to with ‘Application for the post of RA’ as the subject line. Interview letter will be sent to the shortlisted candidates via email only mentioning the date of the interview. 

Last Date for Apply–  27 April 2021

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