20 Research Associate Position at IACS in Different Research Groups, Kolkata, India

Research Associate Position at IACS, Kolkata, India

Designation/Position- Research Associate Position at IACS

Indian Association for The Cultivation Of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India, invites applications for the Research Associate Position at IACS from eligible and interested candidates.

About- The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) is a society registered under Act XXI of 1860 and the corresponding State Act viz. the West Bengal State Registration Act 1961, with its headquarters at 2A & 2B, Raja S. C. Mallick Road, Calcutta – 700 032, West Bengal, India. It has a Governing Council with several members elected or nominated and the Registrar as its Non-Member Secretary. The Council has the functions, duties and power as envisaged in the Memorandum and Bye-Laws per the relevant Act’s provisions.

Research/Job Area- In Different Research Groups

Location- Indian Association for The Cultivation Of Science, Jadavpur, Kolkata, India

Research Associate-2 (Theoretical Understanding of Photochemical Phenomena in Biological Systems)

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate-2 (RA-2) at the School of Chemical Sciences, IACS, Jadavpur, Kolkata- 700032. The candidate will work in the area of Theoretical Understanding of Photochemical Phenomena in Biological Systems.

Designation: Research Associate-2

Research Area: Theoretical Understanding of Photochemical Phenomena in Biological Systems

Location: School of Chemical Sciences, IACS, Jadavpur, Kolkata- 700032


Essential qualification: PhD in Science. Candidates who have submitted PhD thesis, but yet to receive the degree are also eligible. But if selected, they will be receiving reduced fellowship (equivalent to SRF position) until the PhD degree certificate is submitted.

Desired qualification and research experience: Desired past research expertise for individual post- codes is appended below. 

Post CODEProject Investigator (PI)Desired past research experience     
WP1-1Prof. Indra DasguptaExperience in first principles electronic structure calculations and/or machine learning
WP1-2Prof. Amitava PatraExperienced with 2D materials for photonic applications
WP1-3Prof. Sugata RayExpertise in condensed matter physics with special emphasis on magnetism and dielectric properties of solids. One very important criterion would be prior experience in single crystal growth by various means, especially floating zone furnaces.
WP1-4  Dr. Devajyoti MukherjeeExpertise in the fabrication of magnetic and ferroelectric thin-films and multiferroic heterostructures using pulsed-laser-deposition technique and their structure-property characterizations. Knowing how to fabricate nanoscale devices will be desired.
WP1-5Dr. Subhadeep DattaExpertise in the fabrication of magnetic and ferroelectric thin films and multiferroic heterostructures using pulsed-laser-deposition technique and their structure-property characterizations. Knowing how to fabricate nanoscale devices will be desired.
WP2-1Prof. Somobrata AcharyaPh.D. in the area of mass spectrometry, and record of publications primarily on mass spectrometry-related works
WP2-2Prof. Narayan PradhanExperience in Inorganic Nanocrystals
WP2-3Prof. Ayan DattaPh.D. in any field of Biological Sciences having experience in cell biology or virology.
WP2-4Dr. KDM RaoNanofabrication and device applications: Experience in the synthesis of 2D materials or organic/inorganic perovskites and the fabrication of thin film devices.
WP3-1Prof. Santanu BhattacharyaPh.D. in Chemistry or Physics with experience in materials synthesis and characterizations
WP3-2Prof. Suhrit GhoshExpertise in Polymer/Supramolecular Chemistry, Self-Assembly, Biophysics, Chemical Biology
WP3-3Prof. Nikhil R. JanaCell culture and drug delivery
WP3-4Prof. Siddhartha S. JanaExpertise in Computational Chemistry and Materials Design. Good research ability or experience will be specially considered in the area of periodic DFT and reaction mechanism studies on surfaces for homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis. 
WP3-5Dr. Anindita DasPh.D. in are of Molecular and Cancer Biology
WP4-1Prof. Tapas ChakrabortyPh.D. in the area of mass spectrometry, and record of publications primarily on mass spectrometry related works
WP4-2Prof. Ranjan SenExpertise in the broad areas of Microbiology /Biochemistry / Biophysics.
WP4-3Prof. Pradyut GhoshKnowledge in Inorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry, particularly, metal complex-based receptors for sensing and extraction of biologically active / environmentally relevant anions are desired
WP4-4Prof. Jyotirmayee DashExperience in the areas of cryogenics and precision low-noise electrical measurements will be preferred
WP4-5Prof. Surajit SinhaPh.D. degree in Biochemistry with expertise in Nucleic acid chemistry, Biophysics, Chemical, and Molecular Biology
WP4-6Prof. Tapan Kanti PainePh.D. degree in Chemistry with experience in bioinspired inorganic chemistry/bioinspired catalysis. Knowledge of synthetic inorganic chemistry, and structural, electrochemical, and spectroscopic techniques is essential.
WP4-7Dr. Shinto Varghese Ph.D. in the area of Physics/ Chemistry/ Electronics/ Materials with sound knowledge of charge transport properties in organic semiconductors for optoelectronic devices. Experience in the fabrication of any one of the following devices (OFET, OLED, and Memory) will be preferred.  

Job Description:

Applications are invited from Indian Nationals for the post of Research Associate in different research groups, affiliated to the Technical Research Centre (TRC), IACS, Kolkata, for conducting Translational research as per the mandate of the TRC.

Tenure: This position is temporary (initially up to 31st March, 2024 and can be extended on yearly basis subject to continuation of the project and recommendation of the research advisory committee at the end of the offered tenure for a given candidate following the Institute norms). Candidates will have no right to claim (explicit or implicit) to any post in the institute. 

Fellowship: As per rules of IACS

Selection procedure: Applications will be shortlisted on the basis of past academic record, research publications, match of the past research expertise with specific requirements for a given post and other academic parameters, as decided by the selection committee. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated via their registered email and called for an interview (hybrid mode) for the final selection. Merely satisfying the essential qualification does not guarantee that a candidate will be shortlisted for interview. IACS holds the full right of choosing a candidate and even not selecting any, in case suitable applications are not received. A candidate applying for a given post may be considered for another post if found more suitable by the selection committee. Based on the past research experience and academic background, the selection committee holds the right to recommend the placement of the selected candidates as RA-I or RA-II or RA-III.

Date of Interview: Tentatively in the 3rd/ 4th week of May, 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be informed the schedule through email.

How to Apply:

Filled in (typewritten) Application Form (DOWNLOAD: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lV_VxAavS3aauwZZHwha65epd0LBRCSX/edit?usp=share_li nk&ouid=114375395207815933639&rtpof=true&sd=true) should be sent as a PDF file through email to dofficeab@iacs.res.in latest by 5.00 PM, May 12, 2023. Subject line of the email should read as: “Application for Research Associate-TRC”.  Application Form is also attached at the end of this document. Applications/Resume sent in any other format will not be considered for selection.

Last Date for Apply: The last date for receiving applications is 14/04/2023, 5.00 PM. (Two weeks from the date of publication on the IACS website).

Remarks: Shortlisted candidates will be informed via email. The online interview process of the shortlisted candidates will be held on XX/04/2023. Email intimation would be sent to applicants prior to the date of the interview.

Last Date for Apply– 12 May 2023 (5.00 PM)

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