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Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Synthetic Polymer Chemist)

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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15 Feb 2023
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Job Description 

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a project entitled “Exploration of Polylactides as Hybrid Biodegradable Polymers" to work under the supervision of Prof. Bimlesh Lochab, Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar IoE, NH - 91, Tehsil Dadri, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh - 201314 

Project Synopsis
The aim of the project is to Development of new lactide monomers and polymers and tuning their structure for compatibilizing with other polymers. The ultimate aim is to use this polymer as a substitute for composite and adhesive applications. 

Nature of work
Development of new monomer structures via designing, synthesis and characterization and transformation into polymers. Project involves organic synthesis, polymer synthesis and characterization etc. 

Essential and Desirable Qualifications
The candidate should have a Master’s degree (with a minimum of 60% marks or an equivalent grade point average) and Ph.D. in Chemistry with good synthetic skills in Organic/Polymer Chemistry from a UGC recognized University. The candidate should have good analytical skills and familiarity with organic/polymer synthesis will be preferred. Understanding of organic material characterisation techniques is desirable. Synthesis of polylactides or prior knowledge in their synthesis is an advantage. 

Duration of the Project
2 Years. Candidate will be hired for a year and can be extended further based on satisfactory performance. 

Consolidated Rs. 65,000/- p.m. 

Application deadline
15th February 2023. 

Eligible and interested candidates should send their application with a complete CV (having personal details, academic qualifications, research experience, publications, name, affiliation and email address of two referees). Also, send photocopies of marksheets/testimonials/certificates, a recent passport size photograph, and other relevant documents as PDF attachment via email (preferable) or hard copies by Speed Post to the below address. All documents should reach the address: Department of Chemistry, Office No. A227, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence, Tehsil Dadri, Gautam Buddha Nagar, UP 201314, India; on or before 15th February 2023. Short-listed candidates are requested to appear for interview in person or via Skype/ MS Teams/ Google Meet. No TA/DA will be provided for appearing in the interview.

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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