JNCASR Postdoctoral Fellow Recruitment – Chemistry Candidates Apply
Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Fellows for pursuing research in frontier areas of Materials Science, particularly involving Nano-materials using Synchrotron at Indian Beamline at Photon Factory, KEK, Japan.
Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellows
Project Title: “Indian Beamline at Photon Factory, KEK, Tsukuba Phase II” under the Nano Mission and National Supercomputing Mission, Technology Missions Division (TMD) Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India.
Eligibility, Term, and Other Details: –
The applicant should either hold a Ph.D. degree in Science or Engineering (preferably in the areas of Chemistry or Materials Science) or have submitted the final synopsis for the Ph.D. thesis involving research experience in X-ray scattering techniques. Preference will be given to the candidates having experience in synchrotron studies involving high pressure, low temperature or surface scattering techniques like reflectivity, GISAXS. The candidate (below 40 years of age as on August 15, 2022) should have good academic record and
proven interests in Nano Science and Technology.
Those holding a permanent position are also encouraged to apply for a deputation through proper channel, preferably sending an advanced copy by e-mail.
The selected candidate will be the local in-charge of the Indian beamline and will work at KEK to support users of the Indian beamline (posted in KEK for approximately 6 months or more depending on activities in the beamline) and remaining period of the year in India. The selected person can also have own beamtime to carry out research activities and will be provided opportunities to collaborate with scientists in KEK, as also visiting scientists from India. The term of the position is present till March 31, 2023. However, depending on the performance of the candidate and based on the extension of the term of the project, the contract term may be extended for a further period.
Candidates with Ph.D. degree when posted at KEK, Japan will be paid a remuneration of approximately Rs. 2,20,000 per month (equivalent to JPY 330,000). When posted in India, they will be paid Rs. 50,000 (fixed) p.m. Candidates who have submitted the final synopsis for Ph. D thesis or submitted a Ph.D thesis but not been awarded the degree, will be paid approximately Rs. 1,63,000 per month (equivalent to JPY 240,000) and when posted-in India, they will be paid a remuneration of Rs 35,000 p.m. (fixed). The remuneration indicated above is inclusive of the subsistence allowance when posted in Japan.
Mode of selection: –
The candidates will be selected based on the recommendation of a Selection Committee after the scrutiny of their bio-data, research proposal and performance in the interview. Applicant’s academic and research record in x-ray synchrotron related experiments, and the merit of the proposed research will be the key factors for consideration.
Mode of application: –
Candidates may submit their application along with the updated bio-data, list of publications (attach reprints of 2 important papers), copies of all the available certificates (B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Tech., Ph.D.), one-page synopsis of the Ph.D. thesis, a summary of research carried out and a summary of the proposed research if any. The candidate
should request one referee to send their confidential evaluation directly to the email ID given below. A declaration stating that if selected, the candidate will complete the tenure of the fellowship should also be
How To Apply:
Interested candidates can send their applications along with the enclosures in the pdf form to the Faculty Coordinator of the project: Prof. Sebastian C Peter, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru 560 064, India to the e-mail address [[email protected]].
The last date for receiving applications is September 15, 2022.
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