Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate at IITK

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The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur was established in the year 1960. The Parliament of India passed the ‘Institutes of Technology Act 1961’ declaring all the IITs as “Institutions of National Importance”. The Parliamentary Act has given absolute autonomy to the IITs. When the foundation stone of the IIT system was laid, it was perceived that taking help from the industrially advanced western countries might be lot more effective in achieving the status of a world class technical institute.

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) invites applications for the post of Research Associate-I in a SERB/DST sponsored Project on "Developing Algorithms for modeling the role of support in a Hydro-deoxygenation Catalyst". We are looking for motivated and talented candidates with prior experience with coding and density functional theory calculations (preferably in VASP) and Catalysis. Extensive experience with coding in C/C++ (or fortran) and familiarity with Linux environment is a must.

The appointment is purely temporary and on contractual basis.

Essential Qualification : Phd in Chemical Engineering / Chemistry / Physics / MaterialScience with strong fundamentals in Catalysis Prior experience with density functional theory calculations (preferably in VASP) Good programming knowledge in C/C++ (or fortran), Linux shell scripting Familiarity with HPC environment

Duration of the post : One year, starting from August 1st, 2020 with a possibility of one or two year extension depending on performance

Consolidated Salary : Rs 47,000/- per month

Job Responsibilities : The successful candidate would be the key person in driving the project along with the PI. Additionally, the candidate should assist the PI running the laboratory and guiding the research of PhD students.

Selection : The selection committee approved by IIT Kanpur reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for short listing of eligible candidates satisfying qualifications, experience and the recommendations. Only short-listed candidates will be called for interview. If shortlisted, copies of relevant certificates will be required, and be checked against original certificates at the time of interview. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

The selection will be based on Zoom/Skype online interview. Short listed candidates will be informed with an email about the date of interview. Interested candidates may apply on email giving full details of qualification, experience with copies of relevant certificates by 20th July 2020. It is mandatory to mention your mobile number in the application. Application (soft copy) must be sent at following email address.

Dr. Vishal Agarwal
Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh-208016, India
E-mail: vagarwal@iitk.ac.in

Applications : Application should be submitted by filling the form in the link below on or before July 20th 2020.

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