"Exciting Job Opening: Research Associate III Position in Viscosity Modifiers at IISER Kolkata"

Research Associate III Position

Applications are invited from the citizens of India for a Research Associate III position for the sponsored project in the Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata. The requisite qualification, experience, etc. are given below:

Project Title: Synthesis of Viscosity Modifiers

Reference Number: MA-2022-01139N

Funding Agency: Unilever India

Temporary Position(s): Research Associate III

Number of vacancies: 1

Salary: 54,000/- per month + HRA

Tenure: This temporary position is initially for a period of 6 months and extendable only for the duration of the project subject to satisfactory performance.

Coordinator / PI: Prof. Raja Shunmugam

Department: Department of Chemical Sciences, IISER Kolkata

Project and Job Description

Study the effect of various parameters such as temperature, solvent polarity, nature of catalysts, initiator, etc. on the controlled/living polymerization of various monomers. Candidates having research experience in polymer synthesis and characterization with thorough knowledge in characterization will be preferred.


Suitable candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry with a minimum of 5 years’ experience after Ph.D. in Polymer Synthesis and Viscosity Modifiers.

Age Limit

Upper age limit: 35 years as on the day on which the application is made. The upper age limit is relaxable up to in the

case of candidates belonging to scheduled castes/tribes/OBC, women, and physically handicapped candidates as per the Institute Norms.

Application Fee: Nil

Application Procedure

A detailed CV along with the list of referees must be emailed to [email protected] latest by 30th October 2023.

Subject Line (other subject lines may not be considered): Application for Research Associate III (Unilever) position

Interview: Short-listed applicants will be invited (via email) for an online or in-person oral interview.


The candidate has to make logistics provision for the online interviews. The decision of the selection committee will be final. The selected candidate may be terminated with a 30-day notice before completion of tenure if performance till date is not deemed satisfactory.

More Information

For further information, write to Prof. R. Shunmugam at [email protected].

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