Advertisement for Interview for a Research Personal (Junior Research Fellow or higher) Position for a SERB Funded Project at the Department of Physics   Date: 14/07/2023

Applications are invited from motivated and eligible Indian citizens for a position of Research Personal (Junior Research Fellow (JRF) or higher) in a SERB funded research project entitled “Study of dynamical quantum phase transition of strongly interacting bosons in optical lattice” at the Department of Physics at Presidency University. The successful applicant will work with the PI Dr. Barnali Chakrabarti.

Date and Venue of Interview: 1 st August, 12 noon at the Department of Physics.

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 400-word write-up about previous research work to the following email address The application should also include a scanned copy of the NET/GATE/JEST scorecard/rank card/certificate of award, whichever is applicable.

Minimum qualifications: M.Sc or equivalent in Physics with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA (6.0). Candidates who already received PhD degree and have established knowledge in the field of many-body physics with ultracold atoms can apply.

Essential qualifications for JRF: CSIR-UGC NET (including lecturership) or GATE or JEST. In case of higher qualified students ( holding a PhD), NET clearance is not required.

Following qualifications are highly desirable

a) Previous research and/or coursework in many-body physics with ultracold atoms in optical lattice

b) Evidence of solid ability of scientific communications in English through presentations in conferences and/or published research work

Job description: The fellow will extensively work with quantum simulation in optical lattice; special attention on how to numerically simulate Anderson localization and different quantum phases which are recently obtained in the matter-wave interference. The fellow will have to present the work in national and international conferences and publish the research work in research journals in the discipline.

Duration of project: Three year or duration of the project (subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds )


JRF:As per SERB norms. In case of higher qualified students ( holding a PhD), the salary scale will remain the same as JRF.

Enrolling for Ph.D.: The selected candidate may be allowed to enroll for the 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. Barnali Chakrabarti (PI) email:

Department of Physics, Presidency University

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