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Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a DST Funded Project - Department of Physics - SNS

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Applications are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a DST funded research project entitled “Development of  new Mg-S Battery Chemistry and Electrodes through Synthesis, Characterization, and Simulations" MES 2017: DST/TMD/MES/2K17/66, under the supervision of Dr. Priya Johari (https://physics.snu.edu.in/people/faculty/priya-johari), Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, U.P.-201314.

Project Synopsis:

The aim of the project is to have a detailed study of Mg-S batteries, using experimental and computational techniques, with major objectives as:

a)      Synthesis and exploration of environmentally benign industrially viable copolymers of sulphur nanocomposite and Mg as materials for Mg-S battery.

b)      Fabrication of cell by utilization of synthesized electrode materials.

c)      Develop and advance understanding of experimental results (synthesis and characterisation) with theoretical calculations to provide a mechanistic aspect.

Nature of work:

Extensive ab initio calculations will be performed to understand and explain the reaction mechanism by investigating the formation of all stable and metastable Mg-S stoichiometries.  Furthermore, change in structural, electronic, electro-chemical, and mechanical properties during charging-discharging process in Mg-S battery will also be studied using quantum mechanical codes, in order to support and guide experiments.

Essential and Desirable Qualifications:

·           The candidate should have a Master’s degree (with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade) in Physics from a UGC recognized University.

·           Candidate should be NET qualified. Other qualifications such as JEST/GATE will be preferred. Candidate without such qualifications will be hired at a salary based on the experience.

·           The candidate should have good analytical skills.

·           Familiarity with computational techniques and use of software packages such as VASP, Gaussian, etc. is desirable.

·           Familiarity with linux environment is desirable.

·           Candidate with some acquaintance with density functional theory will be preferred.

Duration of the Project:  3 Years

Contract Tenure:  1 year and can be extended further based on satisfactory performance.


As per DST norms, fellowship is ₹25,000/- p.m. plus HRA as permissible for first two years. There will be enhanced fellowship in the third year as ₹28,000/- p.m. plus HRA

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 below on or before  14 September 2018.

Ms. Henna Slathia

EA to the HOD, Physics

Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences,

Shiv Nadar University, NH-91, Tehsil Dadri, Greater Noida

District - Gautam Buddha Nagar

Uttar Pradesh – 201314

Phone: 0120-3819386

Email: heena.slathia@snu.edu.in, priya.johari@snu.edu.in

Short-listed candidates may be requested to appear for interview in person or via Skype. No TA/DA will be provided for appearing in the interview.