POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP POSITION in Department of Chemistry Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee



Department of Chemistry at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee invites applications from outstanding and enthusiastic researchers for post doctoral position under the mentorship of Dr. Debasis Banerjee (Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry), focused on ‘Enantioselective Dual Catalysis: A Sustainable Approach for Activation and Functionalization of Challenging C(sp2 and sp3 )-O Bond’.

The prospective candidate is expected to have a strong background in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Organic synthesis & Catalysis, Asymmetric Synthesis, Kinetic Resolutions and Metal-mediated Organic Transformations. Preference will be given to the candidates having hands on experience in multi-step synthesis of new chiral ligands/catalysts, expertise in handling air/moisture sensitive reactions/catalysts/ligands under inert gas atmosphere and characterization of products by HPLC, GC-MS and NMR measurements. Candidate should be passionate about working on cutting edge research leading to high impact products and services. Other research activities may include participating in research discussion with overseas universities and research centers. Apart from research, the candidate may be entrusted with other academic responsibilities as deemed fit by the department.

Last date for submission of application is May 15, 2016

Minimum Qualification and Experience: The prospective candidate should have Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from a premium

institute with a consistent good academic record. He/she should have a minimum two SCI publications and a strong knowledge of organic synthesis in the area preferably, in Asymmetric Synthesis/C-H activation/Metalmediated coupling reactions etc. or should have Ph.D degree in Organic Chemistry with 1 year relevant experience, following specializations in Asymmetric Synthesis, Metal mediated reactions and C-H activation. Candidates who have recently submitted their doctoral thesis are also eligible to apply subject to the condition that they will furnish the proof of award of Ph.D at the time of interview.

Duration and Fellowship amount: The duration of the fellowship will be of two years extendable to three years, if necessary. The candidate is expected to join the Department as soon as offer letter has been released. The fellow will receive a consolidated fellowship as mentioned in addition with the contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- per annum.

First year: Rs. 50,000/- per month.

Second year: Rs. 55,000/- per month.

How to Apply: Candidates can apply with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted), research statement describing past research and plans for future research by both regular and e-mail, to:

Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee Roorkee –247667, India. Email: [email protected];

Phone (office): +91-1332-284381.

Notes: (i) All the postdoctoral fellows (PDF) will be registered as IIT Roorkee students for availing the facilities of accommodation, hospital, medical insurance scheme, computer centre, library, sports, etc. They will also be governed by the leave rules as applicable to the post graduate students. (ii) The candidates called for discussion/interview will be paid II-AC train fare from their place of residence/work and back by the shortest route within India on production of train/bus tickets.

About the Department: The Department of Chemistry was established in 1960. It is, since then, engaged in providing highest level and quality of academic education. The main focus of the teaching and research in the department is centered on interdisciplinary themes which have gained worldwide attention and appreciation. This department features a 28 member faculty with expertise in frontier areas of research. Active research in the areas of asymmetric synthesis, heterocyclic synthesis, organometallic catalysis, organic functional materials, ion selective sensors, polymeric membranes, electro-organic chemistry of nucleosides/nucleotides, nanomaterials, photochemistry, extraction of heavy metals, resolution of therapeutic enantiomers, organotin compounds, protein sequencing, bioinorganic chemistry and origin of life, theoretical chemistry are being pursued. The faculty members have contributed towards the publication of over 10 books, 400 research papers and many patents in the last five years (more than 1500 papers in all). There are about 20 research projects sponsored by various government organizations (MHRD, DST, CSIR, AICTE, DRDO, ISRO) and industries.

About the Institute: The Roorkee College was established in 1847 AD as the First Engineering College in the British Empire. The College was renamed as The Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. It was given the status of University by Act No. IX of 1948 of the United Province (Uttar Pradesh) in recognition of its performance and its potential and keeping in view the needs of post-independent India. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, presented the Charter in November 1949 elevating the erstwhile college to the First Engineering University of Independent India. Since its establishment, the University of Roorkee has played a vital role in providing the technical manpower and know-how to the country and in pursuit of research. The University ranked amongst the best technological institutions in the world and has contributed to all sectors of technological development. It has also been considered a trend-setter in the area of education and research in the field of science, technology, and engineering. The University entered 150th year of its existence in one or other form in October 1996. On the 21st September 2001, the University was declared an institute of national importance, by passing a bill in the parliament, changing its status from University of Roorkee to Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. Thus another jewel was added into the already glittering crown in the History of this Institute.

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