Department of Civil Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2019/375

Job title Project Post-Doctoral Fellow
Research title Thermal Infrared Technologies for Supporting Environmental Assessment and Decision Making in the Ganges Basin
Department Department of Civil Engineering
Consolidated Salary Rs. 50000/55000/60000
Hours of work Full time
Duration of Appointment One year or till the end of project, whichever is earlier
Contract type Purely temporary and on contractual basis up to 6 months
Application submission last date December 27, 2019
Principal investigator Prof Sachchida Nand Tripathi
Website and research work,
publications of PI
Funding agency Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Nature of Research International

The role: We are looking for up to 1 outstanding researcher to join the dynamic Prof. Tripathiís Group ( with in Civil Engineering Department. The post is available for a period of six months or till end of project, whichever is earlier. This position will be at the forefront of modeling based assessments of thermal infrared technologies. The position is part of the project that is of great national importance with international collaborations and is funded by Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) as a part of Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), under UKís Official Development Assistance (ODA).

Successful applicant will work closely with national and international collaborators and is expected to develop innovative approaches towards handling large data sets. The results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications.


  • The development of original research and analysis strategies
  • Presentation of results at national and international meetings
  • Publication of results in high-impact peer-reviewed journals
  • Contribution to the intellectual life of a dynamic research group, including meetings and collaborations
  • Possibility to help a doctoral student

Selection criteria: Researchers applying for the post should have obtained a doctorate in Civil Engineering/ Atmospheric Sciences/Physics/Climate Sciences /Environmental Sciences/Atmospheric physics or a related quantitative field from a reputed university/institute and an excellent track record and publications/patents in a research area relevant to the sponsored project. Application must possess a strong background in atmospheric modeling. Additional experience in handling large set of data, field experiment environmental sensing/measurement is important. He/she must have the ability to work collaboratively yet independently. Must have strong computing skills and familiar with atmospheric models (WRF and WRF-CHEM). He/she will get the opportunity to work in a conducive environment and can avail the hostel/family accommodation facility at IITK as per Institute norms. For Rs. 55000 and Rs. 60000 salary, a minimum of one the two years experience, respectively is also required.

Dr. Sachchida N. Tripathi, Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur - 208016

Tel: 0512-2597845
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