Department Of Earth Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) invites applications for a post of Research Associate - I (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow) in a DST sponsored Swarnajayanti Research Project, awarded to Santanu Misra (PI), Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur.

The post is purely temporary and on contractual basis.

Position Details: The candidate must have a fresh PhD degree in Earth sciences (preferably Structural Geology, Rock Mechanics or Solid Earth Geophysics) / Material Sciences / Mechanical Engineering / Civil Engineering. The general research specialization of the candidate should be mechanics of materials. The research experience should be evident from the peer-reviewed publications of the candidate. Skills like, a high proficiency in written and spoken English, MATLAB are advantageous.

The applicant may contact Santanu Misra ( for any further details. Please do not send applications to this address.

Selection: The selection committee, approved by the 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.

Job Responsibilities: The successful candidate would develop numerical/experimental models related to earthquake mechanics.

Application: Application must contain i) a cover letter, ii) a detailed CV (highlighting the candidate's education, training, research interests and full publication list) and iii) names of two referees with their e-mail addresses. Do not include any certificate, grade card, mark-sheet etc. in the application. All documents, as attachments, should be sent via e-mail to Mr. Rahul Kumar ( on or before 12th April, 2018.



Dr. Santanu Misra
Department of Earth Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh - 208016, India
E-mail:; ph: +91 512 259 6812