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Post-Doctoral Fellow at IIT Ropar: Apply by Sept 29


The IDEAs research group at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar is seeking a motivated post-doctoral research associate to work in the area of multi-principal element alloys (MPEAs).
The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar is an engineering, science, and technology higher education institute located in Rupnagar, Punjab, India.

Job Role

The selected candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers including experimentalists and theorists and is expected to work primarily on the project titled “Phase Selection in Multi-Principal Element Alloys”.
The IDEAs research group has strong intra-group collaborations as well as external collaborations in the area of high-temperature materials and MPEAs.


The candidate should possess a Ph.D. with doctoral research performed in one of the following areas – materials science and engineering, solid-state physics, solid-state/ structural/ inorganic chemistry, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, or chemical engineering. Candidates who have defended their thesis are also eligible to apply.
In addition to the basic qualifications listed above, demonstrated experience in at least one or more of the following areas will be strongly preferred:

  • Atomistic simulations (Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo methods)
  • Mesoscale modeling (phase-field modeling)
  • X-Ray Diffraction and Electron Microscopy
  • Solidification Processing and Physical Metallurgy

Rs. 40,000/- before viva and Rs. 45,000/- to Rs. 55,000/- after completion of the viva. Suitable Hostel/ Campus accommodation as per IIT norms will be provided if requested and if available.


The selected candidate will be appointed for 12 months on a full-time basis. Subject to satisfactory progress, the position can be renewed further for a maximum of 24 months.

How to Apply?

To download the application form, click here.
The candidates must apply by email to offdmme@iitrpr.ac.in, with cc to pratik@iitrpr.ac.in. The application must incorporate the following information:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume (less than 2 pages)
  3. List of references for recommendation letters (at least three references) with their contact information (email, affiliation and phone number)
  4. List of publications
  5. An abstract of your Ph.D. thesis.

The candidates should preferably collate the above information into a single pdf file. The last date to apply is September 29, 2020.
For full notification, click the link below.

IIT Ropar Post-Doctoral Fellow Recruitment Notification

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