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Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) at IIT Madras: Apply by July 30

Applications are invited for the temporary post of I-PDF in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a public technical and research university located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. As one of the Indian Institutes of Technology, it is recognised as an Institute of National Importance. 

Qualification and Experience
  • The applicant must have obtained Ph. D. degree from a recognized university, training in Thermal Engineering with experience in refrigeration technology, heat exchanger design, or system modelling would be preferred.
  • The applicant must have submitted the Ph. D. before 1st August 2021.
Eligibility
  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • The applicant must have obtained Ph. D. degree from a recognized university, training in Thermal Engineering with experience in refrigeration technology, heat exchanger design, or system modelling would be preferred.
  • The upper age limit for the fellowship is 40 years at the time of the submission of application.
  • The applicant must have submitted the Ph. D. before 1st August 2021.
Objective and Instructions
  • INDEE+ Post-Doctoral Fellowship (I-PDF) is aimed to identify, encourage, and support the young motivated bright researchers for doing research in the frontier area of Refrigeration and Heat Pumping Technologies.
  • The researcher position is fixed for a period of three years (non-extendable). The fellows will work under a mentor from one of the four Indian Institutes (host) and NTNU, Norway (lead institute), and it is trusted that the INDEE+ network will facilitate the fellows with an effective platform to develop as an independent researcher.
  • Moreover, I-PDF facilitates the research positions in host institutes with gender equality.
Duties
  • The postdoctoral fellow is expected to develop and follow the implementation, commissioning and operation phase of various efficient refrigeration and heat pumping demonstration devices of INDEE+ across India.
  • To facilitate this effort, the fellow will have access to various state-of-the-art facilities in the host institute and the demo sites in India.
  • The fellow is expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for research, intellectual creativity, and teamwork. During the fellowship period of three years, each fellow is required to publish at least one research paper per year in peer reviewed journals of repute on the theme of the research undertaken.
  • The fellows will be encouraged to attend and contribute actively to the technology transfer events, meetings, workshops and other outreach activities targeting relevant stakeholders, dissemination efforts and training activities of INDEE+.
Duration

Initially for a period of one year but extendable based on the performance.

Salary

Rs. 70,000/-

Nature & Duration of Support
  • The fellowship is tenable only in India and can be implemented in any of the following recognized Indian institutions.
    • Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT M)
    • Indian Institute of Sciences Bangalore (IISc)
    • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (Pilani Campus)
    • Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT)
  • The fellows will be entitled to have a student exchange provision within Indian (partner) and Norwegian (host) institutes.
  • Fellows will be provided suitable accommodation on the campus as per availability and host institute rules.
  • The fellows are not eligible to receive and perform any other fellowship from any Government or Non-Governmental source during the tenure of the I-PDF.
  • The fellows must seek the consent of INDEE+ lead institute (NTNU) if she/he intends to be away from the implementing institute (except for fieldwork related to the project) continuously for a period of more than eight weeks.
Joining of Fellowship

The scholar must join the fellows documents required (in PDF) should be in prescribed formathip program within one month from the date of issue of the award letter by submitting all required documents through the affiliating/administering institution. The joining date (1st September 2021) may be extended by the lead institute (NTNU) only in exceptional circumstances.

How to Apply?
  • Candidates can apply online through this link.
  • The details along with the research credentials should be submitted to armin.hafner@ntnu.no, simarleo89@gmail.com and satya@iitm.ac.in before the last date.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be called for a personal/virtual interview.
  • Selection will be based on the recommendations of an Expert Committee which will be constituted by the Lead Institute (NTNU).
  • Application should also be submitted in the ICSR Portal.

Documents required (in PDF) should be in prescribed format

  • Cover letter and Biodata
  • Age Proof certificate (Aadhar Card or Passport)
  • Qualification certificate (Degrees)
  • Letter of recommendation from the previous Supervisor
Application Deadline

July 30, 2021

Contact

If there is any issue to submit the application, send Email to: recruitment@imail.iitm.ac.in / icsrrecruitment@iitm.ac.in Contact: 044- 2257 8357 on all working days from 9.00 AM to 05.30 PM (Monday to Friday – except National Holidays).

Click here to view the official notification for the post of Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) at IIT Madras.


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