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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.

Post : Research Associate - I

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) invites applications for the post of Research Associate-I (Post Doctoral Research Fellow) in a SERB/DST sponsored Project on "Understanding the role of support in a Hydro-deoxygenation Catalyst". We are looking for motivated and talented candidates with prior experience with density functional theory calculations (preferably in VASP) and Catalysis. Coding in C/C++ and familiarity with Linux environment is also highly desirable.

Qualification & Experience :
Ph.D in Chemical Engineering / Chemistry / Physics / Material Science with strong fundamentals in Catalysis ; Prior experience with density functional theory calculations (preferably in VASP) ; Good programming knowledge in C/C++, Linux shell scripting
Familiarity with HPC environment

Duration of the post : One year, starting from April 01, 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.

The applicant may contact Dr. Vishal Agarwal ( for any further details. Please do not send application to this address. 

The appointment is purely temporary and on contractual basis. 

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.

Last date of receiving applications : March, 20, 2020

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

Dr. Vishal Agarwal
Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh-208016, India

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