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Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the post of post-doctoral fellow in the research area of Long-lived mechanoluminescent moleculesto upconversion hybrid composites for information encryption and photocatalysis under the “Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research” project funded by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Government of France. Project No. 6705-1.

Project Description:

The project is focused on the development of the long-lived luminescent probe using organic and lanthanide-based upconversion nanoparticles. A thorough spectroscopic (XPS, solid state NMR), microscopic (HRTEM, AFM) and electrochemical techniques (EIS, chronoamperometry) along with time-resolved spectroscopy will be employed for the characterizations of the developed materials. The developed materials can be employed for the photocatalysis and security encryption.

No. of Position: One Post-Doctoral Fellow

Duration: 1 year (initially for 6 months, which is extendable to another 6 months based on performance and mutual interest).


  • Ph.D degree working in the relevant domain of the project or Ph.D. thesis submitted working in the field of proposed research having quality research publications
  • Candidates should have relevant research experience in the field of the project, particularly in the fabrication and time-resolved spectroscopic and electrochemical characterizations of luminescent long-lived organic probe and upconversion nanoparticles
  • M.Sc. or equivalent degree with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA ≥ 7.0
  • Candidates must have Mathematics at the 10+2 or undergraduate (Bachelor) level
  • Candidates should be below 40 years of age at the time of application.


Candidates with physical/organic chemistry background with experience of handling inert atmosphere, multi-step reactions, characterizations of luminescent organic probe and upconversion nanoparticles, well-versed with electron microscopy, XPS and electrochemistry (EIS, chronoamperometry) and time-resolved fluorescence measurements will be preferred.

Salary: 47,000 (basic) + HRA

How to Apply:

Applications containing a detailed CV (including name, photograph, date of birth, address for communication, phone number, email id, details of educational and scientific accomplishments, research experience in the proposed field and summary of the Ph.D. research work and name of two referees) should reach the undersigned in a single pdf file only by email to: [email protected] with a title ‘Application for Postdoctoral position under CEFIPRA project’.

Last date of receiving applications is November 27th, 2023 by 5 PM.

Shortlisted candidates will be called for an offline or online interview within a week from the last date of application. Photocopies of certificates/mark sheets and other testimonials regarding specific research experience will be collected at the time of interview.

The selected candidate will be expected to join at the earliest possibility.

Contact Details:

Prof. Abhijit Patra
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.fmliiserb.com/

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