Six JRF positions available with the Centre for Nano and Material Sciences Bangalore India

Applications are invited for SIX Junior Research Fellowships for the approved projects listed below at Center for Nano and Material Sciences (CNMS), Jain University, Jain Global Campus Bangalore, Karnataka, India. 

  1. Title: ­­­­­ Synthesis and development of fluorimetric/colorimetric probes for the determination of Cu, Fe and Zn in blood serum and cell lines

         Funding agency: BRNS

Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Geetha Balakrishna (E-mail:

  1. Title: Mono, bis, and tris 1,2,3-triazole-based palladium(II) and nickel(II) N-Heterocyclic carbene complexes as C-C/C-N coupling and olefin polymerization catalysts

         Funding agency: SERB

         Principal Investigator: Dr. Siddappa A. Patil (E-mail:

  1. Title: Voltammetric detection of toxic metal ions using surface modified nano carbon based composite electrodes: Applications to environmental analysis

         Funding agency: SERB

         Principal Investigator: Dr. Ramakrishnappa T. (E-mail:

  1. Title: Palladium(II) and nickel(II) complexes of nitrogen-functionalizedN-heterocyclic carbenes as C-H activation and/or C-C/C-N couplingcatalysts

         Funding agency: SERB

         Principal Investigator: Dr. Srinivasa Budagumpi (E-mail:

  1. Title: Luminescent liquid crystals for organo-electronic devices

         Funding agency: SERB

         Principal Investigator: Dr. Ahipa T. N. (E-mail:

  1. Title: Design and fabrication of reusable devices for the removal of copper, mercury and lead ions from water

         Funding agency: SERB

         Principal Investigator: Dr. Madhuprasad (E-mail:

 Qualification and Experience:

  1. Sc. in Chemistry or Polymer Science or any related area. Candidate should have obtained at least 55% marks in qualifying degree examination.
  2. Preference will be given to CSIR-UGC NET (JRF/LS) or GATE qualified candidate.
  3. The ability to work closely and collaborate with colleagues is a must. Proficiency with the English language is required.


Stipend as per DST and University regulations, the salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students.

 Duration: Initial appointment is for one year, extendable up to 3 years based on performance. Objectives of the 3 years position is to gain knowledge and research that should lead to a number of peer reviewed articles and review papers, which should complement the PhD thesis.

 How to apply:

Application(s) should contain a detailed resume, one photograph and contact details including phone number, E-mail and postal address, photocopies of educational/professional qualifications. Please also mention preferred date of joining if selected.

Completed applications should reach the corresponding Principal Investigator, with the address, Centre for Nano and Material Sciences, Jain Global Campus, 45 km, NH – 209, Jakkasandra Post, Kanakapura Taluk, Ramanagar District -562 112, Bangalore Rural, Karnataka, India before July 08, 2015. The applicant can also apply through E-mail.

Please also provide at least two references that may be contacted regarding your recent work.Only shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview. Selected candidates will be intimated by E-mail. No TA/DA will be paid for appearing the interview.

Facilities available in campus: Good hostel and mess facilities are available, for more details check

Prof. Dr. Geetha Balakrishna,


Center for Nano and Material Sciences,

Jain University, Jain Global Campus,

Jakkasandra Post, Kanakapura Road,

Bangalore – 562112

Karnataka, India