Careers at IKST

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No. 27
Title Post-Doctoral Positions (Hydrogen Storage)
Date 12 Jan 2024

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 the 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, Bhubaneshwar and Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Apart from a 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 include catalysts, III-V semiconductors, and structural materials.

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 advantageous if candidates had prior experience with hydrogen storage materials. Candidates for the roles listed above should have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as a track record of scientific publications 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 20th January 2024

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

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