Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
The Pathak Lab at IISER Berhampur is inviting applications for highly motivated postdoctoral candidates who are interested in the area of synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid materials, biological chemistry, bioconjugate chemistry, and nanomedicine under the DST-SERB National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF) scheme. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Pathak with the latest CV along with the one-page research statement describing the applicant’s research interests and why they wish to join the Pathak Lab.
Graduate Student/Ph.D. Position
Currently, two Ph.D. positions are available in The Pathak Lab at IISER Berhampur. To indicate your interest, please send your CV, together with a one-page research statement to Dr. Pathak. Interested and eligible candidates should visit the IISER Ph.D. admission webpage periodically to know about the dates and procedures for application.
Eligibility: A prospective candidate should have completed a postgraduate programme (M.S./M.Sc./M.Tech./MBBS) in a discipline relevant to her/his choice of the Ph.D. programme along with qualifying a national entrance exam. Students should have a valid National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/GATE/UGC-JRF/CSIR-JRF/DBT (JRF A category)/ICMR (JRF category I)/NET-LS/INSPIRE-Ph.D./Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship/JGEEBILS or any other recognized score is mandatory. The certificate/fellowship MUST be valid at the time of admission.
Research Opportunity for Undergraduate Students
The Pathak Lab is also looking for highly motivated undergraduates majoring/minor in Chemistry or Biology and related fields to work on summer/semester-long projects. These projects will typically involve the hands-on work on the synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid molecules, preparation of nanoparticle, and mammalian cell culture.
Internships Opportunity
We also welcome students from other Institutes who are interested to do a short-term internship during the semester break. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Pathak with latest CV and a one-page research plan of what you wish to do during the internship.
Contact us

Rakesh K. Pathak, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Sciences

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Berhampur (IISER BPR)
Office Phone: (+91)-680-2227-759, Lab: (+91)-680-2227-746

Transit Campus: Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Berhampur
Engineering School Road, Berhampur - 760010, Odisha