Post: Research Associate

Brief Project Description: Chemical synthesis of biologically relevant oligosaccharides through rational protecting group manipulations and suitable glycosylation techniques. Coupling of the synthetic oligosaccharides with suitable linkers and immobilization on carrier proteins to generate potential synthetic vaccine candidate.

Experience Required: The candidate should have sound knowledge and experience in synthetic organic chemistry with particular emphasis on carbohydrate chemistry. Experience of making functionalized monosaccharide derivatives and capability of performing glycosylation reactions are essential.

Tenure: The position is available for EIGHT months tentatively starting from February 2017.

Fellowship:

Position

Qualification

Fellowship/month*

RA1

Ph.D.

Rs. 36,000

RA2

Ph.D. + 1 year Postdoctoral experience

Rs. 38,000

RA2

Ph.D. + 2 year Postdoctoral experience

Rs. 40,00

Minimum Qualification:
(1) Ph.D. in Chemistry ( in Synthetic Organic Chemistry related research areas);
(2) At least THREE peer reviewed Research Publications in International Journals

Desirable Qualification: (1) Experience of synthetic carbohydrate chemistry ( with published research papers in the field); (2) Minimum ONE year postdoctoral experience after the completion of Ph.D.; (3) Experience in handling NMR, Mass spectrometer ( ESI and MALDI-TOF), UV-Vis, IR, Fluorescence.

Application Procedure: Interested candidates should send their application to Dr. Balaram Mukhopadhyay by E. mail ( mbalaram@iiserkol.ac.in / sugarnet73@hotmail.com) within 15th December 2016 with the following documents: (1) Detailed Curriculum Vitae ( max. 3 pages); (2) One page summary of Research Experience till date; (3) Copy of the Ph.D. degree certificate; ( 4) Proof of Postdoctoral experience ( if any).

Selection Procedure: Shortlisted candidates will be notified by E. mail for the interview at the Institute at least 10 days prior to the date of interview. Interested applicants must make their arrangements to attend interview (No TA/DA are admissible). Selected candidate has to join within 15 days from the date of the issue of the Offer Letter.

The selection will be based on the experience of the candidate and his/her performance in the interview. Decision of the Selection Committee will be final and no further request for information/clarification will be entertained.