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IITGN invites applications for Junior Research Fellow

IIT Gandhinagar offers a unique undergraduate and graduate education experience in India with unmatched innovations in curriculum. We take pride in our student-centric philosophy resulting in a safe, nurturing, and empowering environment for students. The institute promotes critical thinking and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of knowledge, with an emphasis on the liberal arts, project oriented learning, compulsory courses in design and the life sciences, diversity and globalization.

Post : Project Associate-1 (Junior Research Fellow) Position in  Synthesis of Self-assembled Hydrogels

Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) invites applications for Junior Research Fellow position in synthesis of self-assembled hydrogel for a research project titled “Translatable, self-healable, drug crystal encapsulated hydrogel platform for long intra-articular therapy” funded by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).

Eligibility : M.Tech / M.Tech / M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Material Sciences, etc. allied subject areas from reputed institutes with good grades. Valid GATE and NET scores are highly desirable.

Duration : Initial appointment is for 12-Month
Remuneration : 31,000 INR per month + HRA (No HRA will be provided if the accommodation on campus is availed)

Job Description : The candidate will be required to set up the experiments for the synthesis of amphiphilic molecules and polymers to develop self-assembled hydrogel  materials. Expertise in chemical synthesis, crystallization, hydrogel preparation, self- assembly, cell-culture, and microbiology will be preferred. Prior experience in the  development of animal model for arthritis is also preferred. He/she will also have the opportunity to develop advanced laboratory skills (chemical synthesis, self-assembled hydrogels, drug crystallization, writing grant proposal, and working inter IITs). The candidate should be a highly motivated, continuous learner who is able to work independently and help in setting-up the lab.

Application Procedure :
Candidates must send their applications via e-mail to Prof. Mukesh Dhanka ( The following documents must be sent as a single pdf attachment to the email :
1. Current CV with list of publications
2. A one-page summary of previous research/work experience
3. A one-page write-up about why you want to take up this position
4. Valid GATE /NET scorecard

The applications will continue to be screened until the position is occupied. The applications received before 3rd March 2023 will be given priority.

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