Positions for Next-Generation Aqueous and Non-Aqueous Metal Battery Research, July 2024

Job Description:

We are seeking a Project Associate (PA) and a Research Associate (RA) to join our team at the Research Institute for Sustainable Energy (RISE) at TCG CREST in Salt Lake, Kolkata, India. The primary responsibilities include researching electrode-electrolyte interfaces and interphases, designing modified/patterned current collectors, and understanding fundamental electrochemical parameters to better design next-generation, high-energy, anode-free metal batteries. We are looking for candidates with prior experience in fundamental electrochemistry, material synthesis, and material and electrochemical characterization techniques.

Required Qualifications:

  • Project Associate (PA): The candidate must have a Master’s degree in Chemistry/ Materials Science/ Physics/ Mechanical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering.
  • Research Associate (RA): The candidate must hold or soon obtain a Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences/ Materials Science/ Physics/ Mechanical, Chemical, or Materials Engineering.

For both positions, candidates with a strong understanding of fundamental electrochemistry, material synthesis, and material and electrochemical characterization are highly preferred.


  • Project Associate (PA): 1 position
  • Post-Doctoral/Research Associate (RA): 1 position


  • Project Associate (PA): INR 31,000 + 24% HRA
  • Post-Doctoral/Research Associate (RA): INR 58,000 + 24% HRA
Interested candidates are requested to write to kingshuk.roy@tcgcrest.org,  info.rise@tcgcrest.org
Last Date of Application: August 10, 2024


TCG CREST aspires to be a world-leading research institute that unleashes the untapped and true potential of human talent. As an institution, TCG CREST is especially dedicated to the three  knowledge creation, knowledge application, and knowledge dissemination. The focus is on creating a strong network with highly-reputed knowledge centres worldwide: universities, research institutions, technology-driven global corporate entities, and academic communities. The goal is to inculcate a strong culture of continual knowledge exchange through research, student exchange, faculty exchange, joint projects, collaborative workshops, and participative seminars. TCG CREST is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial (DSIR), Government of India. The AcSIR (Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research, Government of India) has recognized TCG CREST as its Associate Academic Centre.

RISE of TCG CREST is a state-of-the-art research institute equipped with cutting-edge facilities, including X-Ray Diffractometer, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Raman Spectroscopy, TGA, DSC, FTIR Spectroscopy, Battery Coin and Pouch Cell Fabrication Facilities, 20-hand Glove Box, Battery Operando Running Facility, and a Cryo Dual beam Microscope. We offer competitive salaries, dynamic and collaborative research culture, and excellent career growth opportunities.