Deptartment of Mechanical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2019/143

Applications are invited for the following position under the project entitled “Decentralized Power Generation Using Micro Gas Turbines” undertaken in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, and funded by MHRD and Ministry of Power, under IMPRINT initiative. The post is purely temporary and on contractual basis. The required qualifications, experience and conditions are described below.


Project Engineer/Senior Project Engineer

No. of vacancy:


Nature of work:

Position requires computational background with M.Tech./PhD (or nearing finishing M.Tech./PhD) in Mechanical/Aerospace/Chemical Engineering. The incumbent has to work in the area of optical diagnostic techniques based on chemiluminescence and laser-induced fluorescence of turbulent reactive flows pertaining to open flames and unsteady combustion dynamics of gas turbine combustors. The incumbent should be responsible for developing and running experimental facilities. Independent working style with good communication skills is needed.

Minimum qualification:

M.Tech. (for Project Engineer)

PhD or M.Tech. + 3 years of experience (for Senior Project Engineer)

Desired qualifications:

  • Should have a good academic record (greater than 8 CPI or 80% marks in UG and PG Degrees)*
  • Strong background in using and/or developing laser based optical diagnostics (chemiluminescence/ laser-induced fluorescence/ particle image velocimetry/ laser Doppler velocimetry/ phase Doppler interferometry) applied to turbulent/ multiphase/ reactive flows with a good grasp of relevant scientific/ technological problems and an understanding of promising approaches to their solutions
  • Prior experience in design of test rig and setting up of experiments
  • Experience in design software such as AutoCAD/ Solidworks/Catia
  • Familiarity with using LabVIEW, MATLAB, Tecplot, etc.
  • Good communication skills

Salary range:

Rs. 26400-2200-66000 (Project Engineer)

Rs. 32400-2700-81000 (Senior Project Engineer) per month based on qualification

Duration of appointment:

1 Year. Contract may be extended based on performance and availability of funding.

Application process:

Applications must include a signed cover letter, chronologically written bio-data, self-attested copies of all degree certificates and grade cards (including that of 10, 10+2, B. Tech). Applications missing any of the above documents will be rejected.

Selection procedure:

Interview over tele- or video-conferencing after short-listing. The department reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for short-listing of eligible candidates satisfying qualifications and experience. Only short-listed candidates will accordingly be called for interview.


* MTech/PhD candidates who have submitted thesis or going to submit their thesis by Jun 30, 2019 may also apply.

Last date for receipt of application: May 24, 2019

Following documents (in PDF format) may be submitted by email to (with a copy to on or before the last date of application.

  • A cover letter
  • A two-page curriculum vitae with full details of educational qualifications (including grades, etc. starting from Class X), previous experience and details of two referees
  • A statement of research
  • A single PDF file (less than 5 MB) containing grade sheets, certificates and other relevant details

Please mention the advertisement number followed by your name in round brackets in the subject of the email.

Dr. Santanu De
NET304A (Northern Laboratory), Opposite to ME Department Office
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur 208016, UP, India

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