iit kanpur post doctoral fellow recruitment
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JOB POST: Post Doctoral Research Fellow Under Dept. of Earth Science at IIT Kanpur [Monthly Salary Rs. 49K]: Apply by Jan 15

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Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) invites applications from suitable candidates for a post of Research Associate-II (Post Doctoral Research Fellow) in a DST sponsored Swarnajayanti Research Project, awarded to Santanu Misra (PI), Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur.
The successful candidate should complement and add values in the newly developed high-pressure temperature experimental rock deformation laboratory.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences (preferably Structural Geology, Rock Mechanics or Solid Earth Geophysics)/Material Sciences/Mechanical Engineering and working experience in experimental laboratories.
The general research specialization of the candidate should be the mechanics of materials, rheology, quantitative microstructure, and texture analysis.
The research experience should be evident from the peer-reviewed publications of the candidate. Handing experience of SEM, TEM, FTIR, EPMA, etc. are desirable. Skills like, high proficiency in written and spoken English MATLAB are advantageous.

Job Responsibilities

  • The successful candidate would be the key person in driving the project along with the PI.
  • The candidate is expected to design and run the critical experiments, analyze, interpret and present the data.
  • Additionally, the candidate should assist the PI running the laboratory and guiding the research of Ph.D. students.

Terms of Employment

The Research Associate position is full time and contractual. The successful candidate initially be employed for one year which can be extended to four more years based on the performance.


Rs 49000/- per month (fixed) + HRA. Other facilities will be as per the rule of IIT Kanpur.

How to Apply

Interested and eligible candidates may send the application containing:
i) A cover letter,
ii) A detailed CV (highlighting the candidate’s education, training, research interests, full publication list, and contact details) and
iii) names of two referees with their e-mail addresses. Do not include any certificate, grade card, mark-sheet etc. in the application.
All documents, as attachments, should be sent via e-mail to Mr. Rahul Kumar at kmrahul@iitk.ac.in on or before 15th January 2020.

Selection Process

The selection committee approved by the IIT Kanpur reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for shortlisting of eligible candidates satisfying qualifications, experience, and 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 the interview.


The applicant may contact Santanu Misra at smisra@iitk.ac.in for any further details. Please do not send the application to this address.
Phone: +91 512 259 6812

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