SNU Chemistry Recruitment 2020 - Application Details

SNU Chemistry Recruitment 2020 – Application Details

Applications are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF)/Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in a DST-SERB funded research project entitled “Exploring the Applications of Chemical Space Networks in Molecular Library Design and Drug Design” EMR/2016/002141, under the supervision of Profs. N. Sukumar, Subhabrata Sen (Department of Chemistry and Center for Informatics, and Sudeepto Bhattacharya (Department of Mathematics and Center for Informatics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, U.P. 201314.

Position: Junior Research Fellow

Job Id: 201

Department: Chemistry

Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Project Synopsis: This project aims at the exploration of chemical space from a network-centric perspective. We propose to investigate molecular similarity networks using different families of molecular descriptors and similarity measures. The application of various network measures to the design of diversity-oriented molecular libraries is a major goal of this project.


  • Comparison of molecular networks constructed from the whole molecule and fragment-based, 2-D and 3-D similarity measures;
  • Exploration of protein binding site similarity networks for predicting cross-reactivity of drugs;
  • Comparison of network measures for molecular interaction, transformation and similarity networks.
  • Nature of work: ab initio electronic structure computations; cheminformatics / statistical analysis; coding/scripting in Python, Java, R, C/C++; graphical / network analysis. The candidates will work in an interdisciplinary project, and will be required to interact with faculty, students and researchers across the Departments of Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and the Center for Informatics.


The candidate should have a Master’s degree (with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade) in Chemistry from a UGC recognized University, with computational skills or programming experience (essential) in either Python, Java, R, Perl, Mathematica, Matlab, Fortran or C/C++, and competence in Computational Chemistry and/or Network theory. Candidates should be NET qualified. Candidates without such qualifications may be hired at a salary based on experience. Candidates with 2 years or more of research experience and publication record may be hired at SRF scale.

Duration of the Project: 1 Year (The project is funded until September 2021).

Fellowship: As per DST norms, fellowship for JRF is ₹31,000/- p.m.; for SRF ₹35,000/- p.m.

How To Apply:

Eligible and interested candidates should send their application with a complete CV (having personal details, academic qualifications, research experience, publications, name, affiliation and email address of two referees). Also, send photocopies of mark sheets/testimonials/certificates, a recent passport size photograph, and other relevant documents as a PDF attachment via email to the below address. All documents should reach Ms Saritha Rajan, EA to the Director (Center for Informatics), School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Tehsil Dadri, District Gautam Buddha Nagar, UP 201314, India; [email protected]; [email protected] on or before July 20, 2020.

Short-listed candidates may be requested to appear for an interview via Skype. In view of the short-term nature of the project, the selected candidate should be available to join immediately.

Application deadline: 20 Jul 2020

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