BITS Pilani Chemical Science & Chemistry Job Opening 2021

BITS Pilani Chemical Science & Chemistry Job Opening 2021

Applications are invited from eligible candidates to work as a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work on the following project sponsored by DST-SERB (SRG/2021/001118) under the supervision of Dr. Somak Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, BITS Pilani (Pilani campus), Rajasthan. The details are as follows:

Job Title: JRF

Project Title Application of co-axial electrospun novel composite nanofiber membranes towards specific and efficient removal of arsenic, lead and fluoride from groundwater

Project Duration 2 Years (24 Months)

Principal Investigator (PI) Dr. Somak Chatterjee

Fellowship 31,000 INR Per Month

Essential Qualifications M.E./M.Tech in Chemical/Mechanical/ Material Science Engineering or allied branches or M.Sc. (Physics/Chemistry) with at least 60% marks.

Desirable Qualifications Candidates with NET/GATE qualified are desirable,
prior knowledge in membrane fabrication with

(a) Hands-on knowledge in electrospinning and synthesis of nanofiber membranes

(b) Characterization methods, analytical techniques, and flow simulation programming, especially COMSOL.

(c) Good lab ethics and professional transparency.

Application procedure:

• Interested and eligible candidates can send their current resume or C.V. and a cover letter with details about educational qualifications, research experience, and other relevant details to somak. with the subject “Application for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) position, DST-SERB Project”.

• Only shortlisted candidates will be informed through email and called for interview through Video conference (skype or google meet) or at Chemical Engineering Department, BITS, Pilani, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan.


1. For any queries regarding the position, please feel free to email the PI.

2. The position mentioned is temporary and for the period of duration of the project (2 years). If the performance of the candidate is found unsatisfactory, the position can be terminated with a 1-month notice.

3. The selected candidate will be encouraged to join the Ph.D. program of BITS, Pilani as per institute rules.

4. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview

Application Deadline 25/12/2021

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