Applications are invited for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) under the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB), Department of Science and Technology (DST) sponsored project titled “Exploring and exploiting novel properties of high-pressure phase of Si for fabrication of low-cost, lightweight and high-efficiency photovoltaic cells”.
Eligibility: First class M.Sc. degree in Physics/ Materials Science and preferably with NET qualification (NET qualification includes CSIR, GATE, JEST and other qualifying exams conducted by the Central Government) or Postgraduate degree in Professional course (M.Tech).
No. of positions: One
Desirable: A good background in materials science and engineering (preferably in small scale mechanical characterization of materials), (and/or) High-Pressure Science and Technology, and Solid-State Physics. Hands-on experience of Nanoindentation characterization of materials, Diamond anvil cells studies, Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy, fabrication of TEM samples using Focussed Ion Beam system would be advantage.
For NET qualified candidates - Rs. 25,000 + 20% HRA = 30,000/- per month for the 1st and 2nd Year. Based on the performance, JRF shall be promoted to SRF in the 3rd year and will be paid Rs. 28,000 + 20% HRA = Rs. 33,600 per month.
For non-NET qualified candidates: Rs. 16,000 + 20% HRA = 19,200 per month for the 1st and 2nd Year. Based on the performance, JRF shall be promoted to SRF in the 3rd year and will be paid Rs. 18,000 + 20% HRA = Rs. 21,600 per month
Tenure: 3 years
Registration for Ph.D: Selected candidate shall register for a full time Ph.D. Programme at SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai.
Travel Allowance: For outstation candidates, Second class sleeper train fare by the shortest route (to and fro) will be paid for attending the interview.
Interested candidates can send their applications together with their detailed Resume/CV, either by soft or hard copies within 30 days of this advertisement (on or before 10th January 2017) to the following address.
Dr. Kiran Mangalampalli,
Principal Investigator, DST-SERB Project
Assistant Professor (Research)
Room No: R-39, 13th floor, Central library Building,
SRM Research Institute
SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai-603203, Tamil Nadu.
Know More: http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/research_institute/popup/kiran_mangalampalli.php
Updated on December 12, 2016