Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a SERB-DST funded project - Department of Chemistry - School of Natural Sciences | Shiv Nadar University

Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a SERB-DST funded project - Department of Chemistry - School of Natural Sciences

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Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
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15 Apr 2019
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Applications are invited for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a DST funded research project entitled “Exploring Ferroelectricity in Single-component Organic Molecular Crystals: Cases of Imidazoles" CRG/2018/004694, under the supervision of Dr. Parthapratim Munshi, Department of Chemistry, School of Natural Sciences, Shiv Nadar University, Gautam Buddha Nagar, U.P. 201314.

E-mail: parthapratim.munshi@snu.edu.in

Web: https://chemistry.snu.edu.in/people/faculty/parthapratim-munshihttp://parthapratimmunshi.weebly.com

Project Synopsis:

The aim of the project is to identify and study organic ferroelectric materials using experimental and computational techniques. The major objectives are:

  • Design, synthesis and characterization of novel single-component pure organic molecular ferroelectric materials consisting of enamine unit (-HN-C=N-).
  • Detailed structural analysis based in the presence and absence of electric field using X-ray and neutron diffraction data.
  • Measuring electrical properties for the evaluation of spontaneous and remnant polarizations.
  • Charge density analysis using high-resolution X-ray and neutron diffraction data for mapping proton transfer pathway; N-H...N hydrogen bonds, responsible for spontaneous polarization.
  • Theoretical estimation of molecular and in-crystal dielectric and spontaneous polarizations.
  • Device preparatin using these eco-friendly organic materials for fulfilling our societal need.

Nature of work:

Discovery of new organic ferroelectric materials via design, synthesis, crystallization and structural, spectroscopic, thermal, electrical etc. characterizations techniques. It also involves high-resolution structural and charge density studies using X-ray and neutron and complementary computational methods. The project comprises of two major components, (i) detailed structural characterizations and (ii) appropriate electrical measurements in its bulk and or crystalline forms.

Essential and Desirable Qualifications:

  • The candidate should have a Master’s degree (with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade) in Chemistry/Solid State Physics from a UGC recognized University.
  • The candidate should have good analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with organic synthesis will be preferred.
  • Understanding of organic material characterisation techniques is desirable
  • Candidates with CSIR/UGC-NET/JEST/GATE are encouraged to apply.

Duration of the Project: 3 Years


As per DST norms, fellowship is ₹31,000/- p.m. plus HRA as permissible for first two years. There will be enhanced fellowship in the third year as ₹35,000/- 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 on or before  15 April 2019


Ms. Saritha Rajan

EA to the Head of the Department (Chemistry),

School of Natural Sciences,

Shiv Nadar University, Post Office: Shiv Nadar University

Tehsil Dadri, District Gautam Buddha Nagar, UP 201314, India.

Email: saritha.rajan@snu.edu.in; parthapratim.munshi@snu.edu.in

Telephone: +91 120 3819118


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.

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