Applications are invited for the post of Full-Time Research Associate (01) under the MHRD IPR Chair at IIT Madras (Please note that this is a temporary, contractual position). The work will involve identifying, summarizing and writing research notes on the decisions of the patent offices, IPAB, high courts and the Supreme Court relating to patent law.

The Associate will be required to co-ordinate and manage an internship programme online. The Associate will also be required to manage content on blogs/websites. The work may include other aspects of research related to intellectual property law.


Candidates with a LL.B. / LL.M./Ph.D (Law) degree having not less than 60% of marks may apply for the post. Candidates are expected to begin in August, 2016 and should be based in Chennai or willing to relocate to Chennai.


Research Associates will be paid a salary ranging from Rs. 30,000/- to Rs. 50,000/- per month.

Terms of engagement will be for one year initially and may be renewed further.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates may apply with their current Curriculum Vitae to the following email id: ipchair.iitm@gmail.com and the ‘Subject’ of the email must be ‘Research Associates August 2016’.

Candidates are instructed to send their responses only to the aforementioned email id.

No other mode of communication will be entertained.

Only the short-listed candidates will be notified via email. Applicants who are not contacted within 3 weeks of submission of their applications must assume that their applications have been unsuccessful.

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