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Postdoctoral Fellow Position for Chemistry Candidates @ IIT Roorkee | Fellowship of Rs. 55,000/- p.m.

Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
Advt. No. IITR Chemistry/ (PDF), Dated: 14-07-2017

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 Asymmetric Synthesis, Synthetic Organic Chemistry & Catalysis, 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.

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.

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Duration and Fellowship amount:

The duration of the fellowship will be of two years. 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

Application Deadline –  August 20, 2017

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