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No. 26
Title Post-Doctoral Positions (Methane Oxidation)
Date 04 Jan 2023

Indo-Korea Science and Technology (IKST) Center, located at Bangalore, is the Indian branch of Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, funded by Government of Korea.

IKST was established in 2010 and is responsible for promoting collaboration between Indian and Korean research scientists and Institutes to work on problems of common interest and develop new technologies. Computational material science and data analytics (machine learning) are the areas of current interest for IKST, and topics of active collaboration with researchers in Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Indian Institute Science, Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Apart from collaborative research program, IKST also has a small internal R&D team working in the area of Computational Material Science and Computer Vision. Most of the material science work involves quantum calculations (based on density functional theory)or multi-scale simulations for diverse systems that includes catalysts, III-V semiconductors, and structural materials.

We have an immediate vacancy for a postdoctoral position in the first-principles-based design of efficient catalysts for methane oxidation. The candidate should have experience with calculations based on density functional theory. A PhD in physics, materials science or chemistry is required. It would be an advantage if candidates already had experience in surface science. The candidate for the role listed above should have excellent oral and written communication skills and a track record of scientific publication in reputable peer-reviewed journals.The candidate will also be required to collaborate closely with both internal and external researchers (particularly from Korea).

Interested candidates can write, along with their CV, to: before 20thJanuary, 2023

Shortlisted candidates will be getting an email/telephonic call from HR team to pursue with further formalities.

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