Junior Research Fellow (JRF) - Computational Study of Phytochemicals in Ayurvedic Medicinal Formulations

IIT Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Junior Research Fellow

₹31k+ (monthly)

Full time

JRF Chemistry Biology Physics CSE/IT Pharma Agriculture Nanotechnology Material


May 26

Junior Research Fellow (JRF) - Computational Study of Phytochemicals in Ayurvedic Medicinal Formulations


Applications are invited from bright, young candidates for a temporary position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the project entitled "Profiling of Phytochemicals in Ayurvedic Medicinal Formulations and Understanding their Aggregation Behavior" sponsored by the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, Ministry of Ayush.

Designation: Junior Research Fellow (JRF) - 2 posts

Research Area: Computational Study of Phytochemicals in Ayurvedic Medicinal Formulations

Location: Department of Chemistry, IIT Gandhinagar, Gujarat


  • B.Tech./M.Sc./M.E/M.Tech with minimum 65% marks in all degrees.
  • Valid GATE score/CSIR-NET(JRF/LS) qualification.
  • Candidates from branches such as Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Materials Sciences, Data Sciences, Ayurvedic Sciences, or related fields are invited to apply.
  • Candidates with an M.Pharm degree and a valid GPAT qualification can also apply.
  • Aptitude towards problem-solving and willingness to learn about chemical systems.
  • Basic understanding of chemical structures, functional groups, and their general reactivity.
  • Additional preferred qualifications: Candidates with a programming background (Fortran, C/C++, Python, Linux) will be preferred. Any experience with molecular modeling will be beneficial.


Consolidated salary of Rs 31,000 per month, with House Rent Allowance (HRA) if applicable.

Duration of the Project:

The appointment will be for 12 months initially, with the possibility of extension for another 12 months based on the candidate's performance.

Job Description:

The selected candidate will use computational methods, including molecular dynamics simulations and density functional calculations, to study phytochemicals of interest from Ayurvedic sources. The candidate will be involved in the development of force fields for these phytochemicals and the creation of a database of the studied phytochemicals.

How to Apply:

Eligible candidates may send their application to Dr. Sairam S. Mallajosyula, Department of Chemistry, IIT Gandhinagar, by email (msairam@iitgn.ac.in). The following documents must be sent as a single PDF attachment to the email:

  1. Current CV
  2. One-page summary of previous research/work experience (if any)
  3. Names and contacts of two referees

Processing of applications will start after the deadline of 20th June 2023, until the position is filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Last Date for Application: 20th June 2023

Selection Process:

Selection will be based on an online interview, and shortlisted candidates will be intimated well in advance about the date and time of the interview.

For any further inquiries, please contact:

Dr. Sairam S. Mallajosyula

Department of Chemistry, IIT Gandhinagar

Email: msairam@iitgn.ac.in

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