Advertisement for Interview for Junior Research Fellow for a SERB Funded Project at the School of Astrophysics   Date: 21/12/2023

Applications are invited from motivated and eligible Indian citizens for a position of JRF in a SERB funded research project entitled “Studying the Sunyaev Zeldovich Effect from Quasar Feedback” at the School of Astrophysics at Presidency University. The successful applicant will work with the PI Dr. Suchetana Chatterjee.

Date and Venue of Interview: Jan 5th 2024, in physical mode .The exact date and time and interview schedule will be communicated to the candidates. Under special circumstances the interview may be allowed in online mode with approval from the selection committee.

Application process: The candidate must email i) their current CV with a cover letter providing their contact number as well as their personal email id ii) a 100-word write-up about previous research work latest by 4th January, 2023.

Minimum qualifications: i) M.Sc or equivalent in Physics or Astrophysics with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA (6.0).

ii) Qualified in either National Eligibility Test (including LS) or GATE or other national examinations that fall under SERB guidelines.

Following qualifications are highly desirable

a) Previous research and/or coursework in astrophysics

b) Previous experience in working with cosmological simulations and/or astrophysical datasets

Job description: The JRF will extensively work with cosmological simulations and develop mock observational pipelines for studying the Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) effect from quasars .

Duration of project: Two months (subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds )

Fellowship for JRF: INR 31,000.00 +HRA ( 24%).

Enrolling for Ph.D.: The selected candidate may be allowed to enroll for Ph.D. program as per university rules.


1. All the terms & conditions for this recruitment will be as per the guidelines of the DST-SERB and Presidency University Kolkata.

For further details please contact:

Dr. Suchetana Chatterjee (PI) email:

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