Department of Chemical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect/R&D/2021/227

Applications are invited for one temporary/contractual post of Senior Project Engineer in the SERB project "Computational Investivation of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Fatty Acid Synthase-I" at IIT Kanpur.

Essential Qualification

  • Ph.D. (or M.Tech + 3 years of relevant experience) in Chemical Engineering/Computational Physics/Physical Chemistry / Biology or related areas
  • Research experience with molecular dynamics simulation of biological systems

Desirable Qualification

  • Experience with enhance sampling methods (umbrella sampling, metadynamics, etc.) for molecular simulation
  • Experience using GROMACS, NAMD, PLUMED, LAMMPS for molecular simulation

Nature of Work

The candidate's tasks and responsibilities will include

  • Developing multiscale models and performing biomolecular simulation
  • Developing necessary computational code
  • Collaborating with group members and contributing in research related activities of the group
  • Preparing scientific documents and presentations

Duration of Appointment

  • Initially for 1 year or till end of project, whichever is earlier
  • May be extended with mutual consent depending on performance of the candidate and duration of the project


Rs. 32400-2700-81000 (based on past experience and achievements).

Last date for receipt of application: 15th October, 2021 *Extended till October 31, 2021. Interested candidates should send their application only via email with a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter with details of relevant experience and copies of relevant certificates to:

Dr. H. H. Katkar, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur
E-mail: hkatkar[.at.]

Only eligible candidates satisfying all essential qualifications and experience will be short listed. Additional documents may be requested via an email to certain candidates, if necessary, and must be received via email to the above address within two subsequent days. Only short listed candidates will be informed via email and called for an online interview. Selection will be based on online interview of short listed candidates.

It is mandatory to mention the phone number you are reachable at in your resume. Incomplete applications will be rejected as invalid applications.