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Sub. Deadline has been extended to 25-09-23 till 5.00 PM.

Applications are invited for ONE position of PhD Scholar on project, “Silicon-to-Lead: AI-Driven Design, Synthesis and Development of New Drugs to Combat Cardiovascular Diseases” (Principle Investigator and co-Investigators: Prof. Mainak Banerjee (Dept. of Chemistry), Prof. Suman Kundu (Dept. of Biological Sciences), Prof. Ashwin Srinivasan (Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems), Prof. Sumit Biswas (Dept. of Biological Sciences)) under the supervision of Prof. Mainak Banerjee.

Deserving candidates check the eligibility criteria and qualification process of the PhD program of BITS Pilani (



Scope of work

Essential Qualification



Primary role: Synthesis of small-molecule            drug candidates.

Other roles: docking studies, bio-assay studies.

M. Sc. (or equivalent or higher degree) with 60% aggregate (equivalent CGPA) in medicinal chemistry/pharmaceutical chemistry             /             organic



(hands-on experience              in organic synthesis)



Fellowship: ₹37,000 - ₹42,000 per month (based on the year of PhD and performance and as per the institute norms)

Duration: As per BITS Pilani norms (

Place of work: BITS Pilani, KK Birla Goa Campus, Goa

Application process: Please apply with CV and Cover letter (showing alignment and justification with the roles/responsibilities/requirements) using this form

You may also email your application to PI. Preliminary shortlisting will be based on resume and telephonic/audio-visual interview within a week of last date of application. For final interview, the candidate will be informed through e-mail for interview. No TA/DA will be provided in case of personal interview. For more details, please contact:

Mainak Banerjee (PI)

Department of Chemistry, BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus


Email address: Website:

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