JRF and RA II Jobs at National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

Research Jobs vacancy notification announced by National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal. Eligible candidates may apply by 21st June 2024.


Date Posted: 7th June 2024

Hiring Organization: National Institute of Technology, Durgapur

Organization Profile: The National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (formerly Regional Engineering College, Durgapur), was established by an Act of Parliament in 1960 as one of the eight such colleges aimed to function as a pacesetter for engineering education in the country and to foster national integration. It is a fully-funded premier Technological Institution of the Government of India and is administered by an autonomous Board of Governors

Job Title:  Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Research Associate II

Funded By: SERB (DST)

Department: Physics, Chemical Engg & CoE in Advanced Materials

Project Goal:  The main goal of this project is to develop Sodium ion hybrid capacitors/ batteries with improved electrochemical performance (energy density, cycling stability, rate capability, etc.) for eventual integration into a smart off-grid renewable and sustainable energy storage management system.

Qualification, Fellowship, and Duration:

  1. Junior Research Fellow(JRF)
    No. of post: 01
    Fellowship: ₹ 37,000/- per month for JRF
    Duration: Three years subject to yearly renewal of contract upon satisfactory performance. The selected candidate can register for a PhD program at NIT Durgapur as per institute norms.
    Qualification: M.E./ M. Tech in Chemical Engg./ Chemical Technology/ Nanotechnology/ Materials Science & Engg. or related discipline with minimum 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks from any recognized Institute/ University.
    MSc. in Physics/ Chemistry/ Materials Science/ Nanotechnology with minimum 6.5 CGPA or 60% marks from any recognized Institute/University with valid NET/GATE score.
    Prior experience in electrochemistry/ supercapacitor/ battery research would be an advantage.
  2. Research Associate II (RA II):
    No. of post: 01
    Fellowship: will be ₹ 61,000/- per month + HRA (as per institute norms)
    Duration: Initially for one year and extendable by a further two years subject to satisfactory performance and fund availability.
    Qualification: PhD in Electrochemistry/ Chemistry/Chemical Engg./ Energy Science & Engg./Physics/Materials science or any relevant discipline with throughout excellent academic background.
    Post-doctoral experience (of 1-2 years) in the relevant topic of Li-ion battery or similar chemistries is desirable.
    Expertise in nanomaterial synthesis, their characterization, and analysis using techniques such as SEM, TEM, XRD, UVDRS, AFM, XPS, BET, etc. in addition to in-depth knowledge of electrochemical methods such as cyclic voltammetry, ac impedance spectroscopy and galvanostatic cycling.
    Excellent written communication skill demonstrated through high quality publication in the relevant topic, preferably as the first author.
    Excellent interpersonal skill to cope up with the demand to work in a multi-institute project which may require travelling to partnering institutes and to work as a member of different multidisciplinary teams.
    RA-II is also expected to perform other academic duties
    beyond this research project as assigned by the PI/department.

 Candidate Profile:

  • Candidate should complete their PG/Ph.D. in relevant discipline
  • Commitment towards work

Job Location: Durgapur, West Bengal

Apply Mode: Email

Organization Websitewww.nitdgp.ac.in

How to Apply:  The eligible and interested candidates are encouraged to send the following documents as a single PDF file via email to the PI as undersigned. Further, the subject line of the email should be “Application for Junior Research Fellow” or “Application for Research Associate II” as applicable to the candidate.
1. A cover letter explaining why you are fit for this post
2. Your up-to-date CV mentioning relevant research experience (if any) and names and contact details of two academic referees
3. First pages of your journal publications (if any) and a brief write-up describing what was your contribution to each of your publications.

Email Address: [email protected]

Important Dates:
Publication of the advertisement: May 30, 2024
Deadline for submission of application: June 21, 2024
Tentative date of interview: June 24, 2024
Tentative start date: July 1, 2024

Contact Address:

Dr. Amit K. Chakraborty.
Professor, Department of Physics &
Centre of Excellence in Advanced Materials
National Institute of Technology Durgapur
Durgapur 713209, West Bengal, India.
E-mail: [email protected]

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