Postdoctoral Fellow Post for PhD Chemistry Candidates @ IISER TVM


Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) is dedicated to scientific research and science education of international standards. Traditionally, teaching has been segregated from research in undergraduate science curricula in our country. IISERs were established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, to bridge this dichotomy. IISER-TVM started functioning in August 2008. The institute aims to provide high quality education in modern science, integrating it with outstanding research at the undergraduate level itself, and develop a spirit of research cutting across disciplines. The faculty are engaged in research in the frontier areas of basic sciences, with a high degree of autonomy and creativity

Job Title : Post Doctoral Fellow.

No.of.Posts : 1

Project Title : “Engineered 2-dimesnional transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) nanostructures for efficient hydrogen generation”

Age Limit: The upper age limit is 35 years on the day of application. A relaxation of 5 years is applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and women candidates

Funding agency: DST

Fellowship Amount : Post-doctoral fellow: Rs. 35,000 + HRA

Qualifications: Ph.D./Candidates who have submitted Thesis in areas of Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry

Preference : Postdoctoral fellow: Research experience in the area of energy storage/conversion. Academically excellent candidate with good publications and with research

experience in the area of Li/Na –ion batteries (Electrode development, device fabrication and related electrochemical measurements/analysis) is highly preferred.

How to Apply:

Please send the following via e-mail as a single PDF file to Dr. M. M. Shaijumon (s[email protected]) with the subject “Application for PDF [SERB] position”

i Complete CV with list of publications; include contact details viz phone, email and postal address
ii Brief write up of your research experience (not more than 1 page)
iii Names of two referees who can provide recommendation letters

Incomplete applications or applications not following the prescribed format will be disqualified.

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by email on details of interview date, time and venue

A printed copy of this application form, signed by the applicant, recent passport size photograph, photocopies of relevant certificates and other testimonials in support of age, qualification, experience etc. will be collected at the time of interview. Applicants must bring all certificates (original + one copy) at the time of interview for the purpose of verification.

General Information:

1. Appointment is purely temporary and will terminate automatically without any notice or
compensation on termination of the research project.
2. The appointed person shall have no claim of appointment / absorption in Funding Agency or
in IISER Thiruvanathapuram.
3. Appointment of the applicant will be governed by the terms and conditions of the funding
agency particularly applicable to the said project
4. The qualification prescribed should have been obtained from recognized Universities /
5. The prescribed educational qualifications are the bare minimum and mere possession of same
does not entitled candidates to be called for interview. Where number of applications received
in response to this advertisement is large, it will not be convenient or possible to interview all
the candidates. Based on the recommendations of the Screening Committee, the Project Leader/
Principal Investigator may restrict the number of candidates to be called for the interview to a
reasonable limit after taking into consideration qualifications and experience over and above
the minimum prescribed in the advertisement. Therefore, it will be in the interest of the
candidates, to mention all the qualifications and experience in the relevant field at the time of
6. No TA/DA will be admissible for appearing for the interview.
7. Selected candidates will have to join duty at the earliest on receipt of the offer.
8. No interim enquiries / correspondence / communication of any sort will be entertained on
the matter.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

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