Project Post-Doctoral Fellow (Civil Engineering) at IIT Kanpur [2 Positions]: Apply by Dec 28

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Applications are invited for Project Post-Doctoral Fellow (Civil Engineering) at IIT Kanpur for the year 2021. The last date of application is 28 December.

Applications are invited for two posts of Project Post-doctoral fellow for a sponsored project “Development of air quality modeling decision support tools for policy-makers”. 



  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering/Computer Science/Physical Science/Atmospheric Science or related field.
  • Significant background in data analysis.
  • High proficiency in programming (python/any other programming language).


Good publication record in top notch conferences and journals. Strong knowledge of atmospheric chemistry and physics, especially as related to sources and behavior of ambient particulate matter.

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Experience with some or all of the following skills: chemical transport modeling of air pollution, atmospheric measurements and related data analysis, statistical and regression modeling, working in an interdisciplinary environment. As the work will be divided between two Post-doctoral Fellows, it is not necessary for a single candidate to demonstrate all of the listed qualifications.

Nature of Work

The goal of the project is to develop and evaluate reduced-complexity models of air pollution for use by Indian decision-makers. The primary products will be source-receptor matrices that relate emissions of particulate matter and its precursors to downwind concentrations and damage metrics, i.e. health damages per tonne of emitted pollutant, for emissions as a function of species and location.

Key steps of the work will be the compilation of available air pollution measurements, including quality control and assurance; deployment and evaluation of a state-of-the-art chemical transport model for India; deriving the reduced-complexity models from the chemical transport model; and evaluation of the reduced-complexity models.

In the later stages, the work will involve outreach and training to disseminate the tools for use by policy-makers. The work is a collaborative project with Prof. Peter Adams of Carnegie Mellon University.


  • Available funding is for one year, but we anticipate a two-year project. Appointment will initially be for one year. Renewal will be subject to the performance of the candidate.
  • The post is purely temporary and on contractual basis.


Interested candidates may apply via email (to dstccp[at]gmail.com)giving full details of qualifications and experience with copies of relevant certificates by December 28, 2021.


Rupees 60,000/65,000/70,000 (on the basis of experience).


Dr. Sachchida N. Tripathi, Professor
E-mail: dstccp[at]gmail.com

Click here to view the official notification of Project Post-Doctoral Fellow (Civil Engineering) at IIT Kanpur.

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