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Applications are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a SERB Funded Project (SRG/2022/001400)

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20 Dec 2022
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Job Description 

Applications are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a SERB-funded research project entitled “Photoelectrochemical Investigation of Phosphonate-Functionalized Chromophores for Synthesis of Solar-Fuels” in the lab of Dr. Animesh Nayak, Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Delhi NCR. 
Eligible and interested candidates should send their application with a complete CV (having personal and academic details, academic qualifications, research experiences, publications, name, affiliation, and email address of at least two referees) to Dr. Animesh Nayak ( on or before 20th December 2022. The scanned copies of marksheets/transcripts/testimonials/ certificates, a recent passport-size photograph, and other relevant documents are also requested to attach. Short-listed candidates will be communicated for an online interview.

Project Synopsis 
Development of organic chromophores that have broad light absorption and suitable excited state properties for light-induced electron transfer is crucial for photoelectrochemical H2O oxidation and CO2 reduction. This project will focus on synthesis, purification and characterization of organic and inorganic chromophores with broad absorption in the visible region. After successful synthesis, the chromophores will be investigated for photo-induced electron transfer processes on metal oxide surfaces using spectroscopic and electrochemical methods.

Nature of work 
This project involves design and synthesis of new organic chromophores for photo-electrochemical studies.  Work will include synthesis of organic/inorganic compounds, purification by various chromatographic methods, characterization using NMR, MS and optical spectroscopic methods. The compounds will be studied using various electrochemical and spectroscopic methods for light-induced electron transfer processes and catalysis.

Essential and Desirable Qualifications

The candidate should have a master’s degree (with a minimum of 55% marks or an equivalent grade) in Chemistry from a UGC-recognized University or Institution. 
Experiences in organic/inorganic synthesis, characterizations and electrochemistry will be preferred.
Synthesis and knowledge of nanomaterials would be an advantage.
Candidates with CSIR/UGC-NET/JEST/GATE are encouraged to apply.
Good written and oral communication skills is necessary.

Duration of the Project
Initially, six months (purely temporary), which can be extended further up to another one and half year based on satisfactory performance.

As per DST norms, the fellowship is ₹31,000/- p.m. plus HRA.
Application deadline: 20th December 2022

About Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence (SNIoE)

Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence ( is a student-centric, multidisciplinary and research-focused University offering a wide range of academic programs at the Undergraduate, Master's and Doctoral levels. The University was set up in 2011 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a philanthropic foundation established by Mr. Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL. The University is in the quest to become a globally acclaimed center for learning and innovation in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Management. The core of the University consists of a select, world-class faculty with doctoral and postdoctoral experiences from ranked universities worldwide.
Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence has recently been selected as one of the ten private Institutions of Eminence by the Government. In the NIRF (Government’s National Institutional Ranking Framework), the University has been the youngest institution in the 'top 100' Overall list. In NIRF-2022, it ranked 61 in the 'University' category. Shiv Nadar University has been accredited with a Grade ‘A’ by NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council), valid for five years from 26 November 2019. It is also among a select group of greenfield institutions in the country that was awarded the prestigious Atal Incubation Center grant by the NITI Aayog, Government of India, in the very first round in 2017.
The Department of Chemistry is committed to pursuing research on fundamental and applied problems through an interdisciplinary research approach. The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art laboratory infrastructure and instrumental facilities for organic and material characterization and application. The department has been ranked among the Top 25 in India in the Nature Index. 


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