Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
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
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.
Job Title: POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
No. of Posts: 1
Project Title: Sustainable Dual Catalysis: Activation and Functionalization of Challenging C(sp3)-H Bond
First year: Rs. 50,000/- per month.
Second year: Rs. 55,000/- per month.
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 in high impact
journals and a strong knowledge of organic synthesis in the area preferably in C-H activation/Metalcatalyzed
transformations etc. or should have Ph.D degree in Organic Chemistry with 1 year relevant
experience, following specializations in 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. Candidates with Physical-Organic (or)
Bio-Organic (or) Organic Materials background is not suitable for the position.
How to Apply:
Candidates should clearly mentioned Advt. No and date with title of the position applying for with
cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications (highlighted with the most relevant publications for the
post), research statement describing past research and plans for future research (mandatory) in a
single PDF file 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
(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.
Application Deadline – January 15, 2018