Job Opening for a Research  Associate & JRF, March 2024

 

Job Description (Research Associate)

 

We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to join our team of experimental and computational scientists. The position will mainly focus on performing density functional theory (DFT) studies to identify potential catalyst materials relevant for sustainable water-splitting and CO2 reduction processes and understand the reaction mechanism on catalyst surfaces. The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate closely with experimental scientists in our group and work on defined areas required for the project. In addition to this the candidate is also expected to have knowledge about DFT studies of small molecules to obtain the structural and electronic properties. A candidate with previous knowledge on molecular dynamics studies is an added advantage and will be strongly favored.

The candidate must hold, or soon obtain, a PhD degree within the field of computational chemistry, physics, materials science. Experience working in Linux computing environments, especially in the context of high-performance computing is mandatory. Working experience with some of the DFT programs like VASP, QuantumATK, Quantum Espresso, Gaussian are required. We expect the candidate to have good communication skills who can collaborate closely with other members of the research group. Screening of applicants will be based on previous experience followed by an interview.

The position will be for one year initially, which can be renewed depending on the performance of the candidate.

Interested candidates are requested to write to bidisa.das@tcgcrest.org

 

Position: Research Associate

Remuneration: Rs 58,000/- + HRA

Duration: Initially for one year with possibilities of extension depending on performance.

Last Date of Application: April 15, 2024

 

Essential Qualification

PhD in Computational Chemistry / Physics / Materials Science.

Benefits

RISE offers competitive salary and have great opportunities of career growth and development. We have an excellent collaborative and supportive work environment and our research is primarily on translational projects which are being investigated by our experimental team. TCG CREST strongly encourages applications from women and less privileged groups under-represented in academia.

 


Job Description (JRF)

 

We are seeking a JRF (starting immediately) to work on the DST-SERB funded CRG projected titled:

Designing efficient electro-catalysts from studies of natural minerals in multidimensional hybrid systems using density functional theory.

The position will mainly focus on performing density functional theory (DFT) studies to identify potential catalyst materials relevant for sustainable water-splitting (OER, HER) and CO2 reduction processes and understand the reaction mechanism on catalyst surfaces. The JRF will also get the benefit of working closely with experimental scientists in our group and work on translational projects. Interested candidates are requested to write to bidisa.das@tcgcrest.org

 

Essential Qualification:

Candidates with M.Sc degree in Chemistry/Physics/Material Science may apply for JRF position.  Candidates may be enrolled into RISE PhD program in August session, if they fulfill the selection criterion.

 

Position: JRF

Fellowship: As per DST norms, as it is a DST-funded project

Project starting date: As soon as possible

 

Benefits

RISE has an excellent collaborative and supportive work environment, therefore motivated students can learn from experts working in the field. TCG CREST strongly encourages applications from women and less privileged groups under-represented in academia.

 

Why TCG CREST?

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.

TCG CREST offers a unique working environment within the city of Kolkata. The Institute is situated on a beautiful urban campus in Sector V (the IT Hub), with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and a wide variety of atmospheres, Kolkata is the perfect place to call home for study, work and play.