Department of Chemical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2024/74

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) invites applications for the post of Research Associate-I in a SERB/DST sponsored Project on “Modeling the Nature of Active Sites in Molten Metal Halide Catalyst For Cox-free Production of H2 from Methane Pyrolysis”. We are looking for motivated and talented candidates with prior experience with coding and density functional theory calculations (preferably in VASP, CP2K) and Catalysis. Extensive experience with coding in C/C++ (or fortran) and familiarity with Linux environment is a must.

Position Details:

  • Essential Qualification: Phd in Chemical Engineering/Chemistry/Physics/Material Science/ with strong fundamentals in Catalysis
  • Prior experience with density functional theory calculations (preferably in VASP, CP2K)
  • Good programming knowledge in C/C++ (or fortran), Linux shell scripting
  • Familiarity with HPC environment
  • Duration of the post: One year, starting from April 15, 2024 with a possibility of one or two year extension depending on performance
  • Consolidated Salary: Rs 58,000/- per month + 18% HRA (as per institute norms)
  • Last date of receiving applications: March 30th, 2024

The applicant may contact Dr. Vishal Agarwal ( for any further details. Please do not send application to this address.

The appointment is purely temporary and on contractual basis.

Selection: The selection committee approved by IIT Kanpur reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for short listing of eligible candidates satisfying qualifications, experience and the 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 interview. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Job Responsibilities: The successful candidate would be the key person in driving the project along with the PI. Additionally, the candidate should assist the PI running the laboratory and guiding the research of PhD students.

Applications: Application should be submitted by filling the form in the link below on or before March 30th, 2024:

Dr. Vishal Agarwal
Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh-208016, India
E-mail:; ph: +91 512 259 6895