Postgraduate Research Studentships

‘Higher Education and Research collaboration on Nanomaterials for Clean Energy Technologies (HRNCET)’ Project

Postgraduate Research Studentships

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for Postgraduate Research Studentships to work at the University of Jaffna under general theme of Nanomaterials for Clean Energy Technologies.

Selected candidates should register and work full time for an MPhil degree at the university, synthesize and characterize materials for nanostructured solar cells, prepare progress reports and research publications and assist the research supervisors in all activities related to the project.

Required Qualifications and experience:

a) BSc special degree in Physics / Chemistry / Engineering with minimum GPA 3.0.
b) BSc General Degree with Physics / Chemistry as a subject and MSc degree in Physics / Chemistry.

Preference will be given to those who have proven research experience in the field of Nanomaterials and / or Solar cells.

Candidates who are awaiting the results of the final special degree examinations in Physics / Chemistry with current GPA not less than 3.00 may also apply provided they can submit a certificate / letter from the Registrar certifying the current GPA.

Age: Below 35 years of age by the closing date of the application.

Remuneration: Rs.50,000/- per month (fixed)

Period of appointment would be 24 months. On satisfactory performance of the candidates, a scholarship to work in the laboratories of Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway for up to nine months will be provided.


Prescribed application form can be downloaded from The completed applications along with CV should reach the address given below on or before June 29, 2017. Please write ‘Application for Postgraduate Research Studentships under HRNCET Project’ at the top left-hand corner of the envelope. Shortlisted applicants will be called for interview in the first week of July 2017.

A soft-copy of the application and CV should also be emailed to: with subject as “Application for Postgraduate Research Studentships under HRNCET Project” on or before June 29, 2017.

Coordinator / HRNCET Project
Department of Physics, University of Jaffna Jaffna