Applications Invited for JRF Position in DST-SERB Sponsored Project - Research Institute and Department of Chemistry

Applications are invited from highly motivated and eligible candidates for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a DST-SERB sponsored project to be executed at the Research Institute & Department of Chemistry, SRM University, Chennai-603203. 

Title of the Project:  “Lightweight ultra-thin organic-perovskite hybrid tandem solar cells based on solution processable metal oxide interfacial layers for wearable electronics”

Principal investigator:  Dr. K. Ananthanarayanan, Research Associate Professor, Research Institute and Department of Chemistry, SRM University, Chennai-603203.

Essential Qualifications: 

  • M.Sc. in Chemistry/Materials Chemistry/M.Tech in Electrical/Chemical engineering securing minimum first class marks or equivalent CGPA. CSIR UGC NET/GATE qualified candidates will be given preference. Relevant research experience would also be preferred.
  • Candidate should have a strong interest to pursue Ph.D.

Number of Positions:  One

Duration of the project:  Three years

Amount of fellowship:

  • CSIR UGC NET/GATE qualified candidate:  Rs. 25,000/-p.m. for initial two years. Based on the performance the JRF shall be promoted as SRF in the 3rd year and Rs. 28,000/-p.m. will be paid.
  • Non-CSIR UGC NET/GATE candidate:  Rs. 16,000/-p.m. for initial two years. Based on the performance the JRF shall be promoted as SRF in the 3rd year and Rs. 18,000/-p.m. will be paid.
  • The JRF will also be entitled for getting 20% HRA (HRA admissible if the stay is outside the campus).

Registration for Ph.D.:  Selected candidate can be registered for the full-time Ph.D. programme at SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai after fulfilling minimum qualifications prescribed by the University.

Age limit:

  • Candidate should not be more than 28 years as on 1st Dec, 2017. However upper age limit may be relaxed as per the existing rules.

Interested candidates can send their application, cover letter together with their detailed Resume/CV, either by soft or hard copies on or before 30th August 2017 to the following address. Mark the subject as “JRF DST-SERB”

Dr. K. Ananthanarayanan, Research Associate Professor
Research Institute & Department of Chemistry
R-41, 1313, 13th floor, University Building,
SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai – 603 203.
ananthanarayanan.k ;


  • Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be intimated by e-mail informing the date of interview.
  • No TA/DA will be paid for appearing in the interview.
  • The authority reserves the right of accepting/rejecting any or all applications without assigning any reason thereof.