Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali (Punjab), an autonomous institution of Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has been established under the umbrella of NANO MISSION, initiated by DST to boost research and development in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in India. INST started its activities on 3rd January 2013, the date on which its first Director was appointed. The institute is currently operating from its transit campus at Habitat Centre, Sector-64, Phase-X, Mohali, Punjab. The new campus of INST would be set up on 35 acres of land in the Knowledge City at Sector-81 (Mohali, Punjab), next to IISER Mohali campus, which is very near to new Chandigarh International Airport.
Post : Junior Research Fellow
Applications are invited from highly motivated and bright candidates for engagement of Project Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the research project funded by SERB, Government of India at Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali.
Title of the Research Project : First Principle Designing of Single Molecule Magnets and Grafting on the Substrates to Quench the Quantum Tunneling of Magnetizations.
Principal Investigator : Dr. Md. Ehesan Ali
Qualifications : Essential : M.Sc./M.Tech. Degree in Physics / Chemistry / Nano Science & Technology with strong background in Quantum Mechanics / Molecular Physics / Chemical Bonding / Magnetism with NET / GATE / GPAT qualification.
Desirable : Computer Programming in Fortran/C++/Python and working knowledge in LINUX.
Age limit : Must not be over 30 years as on 30.09.2020, a relaxation of upto 5 years is provided to the candidates belonging to OBC-Non Creamy Layer (OBCNCL)/ SC/ST/PwD/Transgender categories and to women applicants.
Salary : Rs. 31,000/- (pm) + 16 % HRA
Project duration : Initially for a period of one year and may be extended up to three years based upon the performance of the candidate.
General Terms and Conditions:
• The position is purely temporary and on contractual basis and renewable each year subject to satisfactory performance for a maximum of three years. The position is co-terminus with the project. Candidate selected for this position can also apply for the regular PhD program of INST provided they satisfy eligibility criteria.
• No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.
• Original documents of age proof/certificates/degrees/mark sheets and other testimonials must be presented along with the self-attested photocopies of these documents at the time of interview.
Last of receipt of application : 30th September, 2020
Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated through email to appear in the interview and no other communication in this regard will be entertained. Completed applications in the prescribed format as annexed should reach to the following address by 30.09.2020 by via email attachment (complete one combined PDF) addressed to :
Due to precautionary travel restrictions for COVID-19 outbreak, the interview will be conducted online only.
Dr. Md. Ehesan Ali (Scientist-E)
Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali
Habitat Centre, Sector 64, Phase-10, S.A.S. Nagar,
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