Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Available @ IISER Kolkata


Recruitment of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry.

Theoretical Reaction Dynamics group at IISER Kolkata invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral research associate position in the area of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry to work in the energetics and dynamics of gas-surface reactions with relevance in heterogeneous catalysis. You will be working in the group of Dr. Ashwani K Tiwari in the department of Chemical Sciences. Ongoing research and the full list of publications can be found in the group website The project is funded by DST-SERB which will last for two years. Salary will be according to the rules prescribed by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India.


Candidates should have a PhD degree in computational/theoretical physics, chemistry and related areas. The successful candidate:

  • Has good communication skills in English, both written and spoken
  • Is able to work independently and take responsibility for progress and quality of projects
  • Has well-established skills to work in a team  Has strong computer programming skills
  • Experience with solid-state electronic structure calculation software like VASP, Quantum Espresso, etc., will be highly appreciated.

Application Please email your application directly to the principal investigator ([email protected]) by February 15th 2017.

Applications must

contain the following documents in PDF format.

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Complete CV with list of publications

Application Deadline – 15th February 2017

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