Department of Material Science & Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2024/86

Advertisement for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Applications are invited for one position of Junior Research Fellow under the project entitled “Development of High-Energy-Density Cathode for All-Solid-State Na-ion Battery.”

Minimum Qualifications for JRF: Master’s Degree according to 'A' or ‘B’ given below.

  1. A) For those with M.Tech qualification

Essential Qualifications: M.Tech. in Ceramic/Materials Science/Mechanical Engineering.

  • Minimum percentage marks: 70% in M.Tech & 60% in B.Tech.
  • Should have taken Material Science/Thermodynamics courses at B.Tech level.
  1. B) For those with B.Sc. & M.Sc. qualification

Essential Qualifications: Physics/Materials Science/Chemistry

  • Should have taken Mathematics as a course subject at B.Sc.level
  • Sc. in Physics/Materials Science/Chemistrywith 60%
  • A minimum of 65% in M.Sc. degree
  • NET-JRF qualified or 95 percentile or higher in GATE.

Job Description:

  • Synthesis of ceramic-based solid-state electrolyte
  • Impedance spectroscopy
  • Fabrication and testing of batteries.
  • Cyclic Voltammetry of solid-state batteries
  • Charge-discharge characteristics study of batteries at various C-rates.

Desirable Experience:

  • It is desirable that the candidate possessesa good understanding of ceramics and hands-on research experience inprocessing and sintering of ceramics, XRD, SEM/TEM characterization, and electrical testing of ceramic materials.
  • Candidate is expected to have some experience of handling the glove box.
  • The candidateswith good written and oral communication skills in English are preferred.

Salary range: INR 31,000 per month. (Consolidated)

Duration of Appointment:The position is purely temporary, initially for one year, and it can be extended further based on performance till the duration of the project.

Last Date for Application:Interested candidates may apply by 5:00 PM on 09th April 2024 giving complete information regarding educational qualifications(marksheets/certificates), cover letter, career goals,and work experience along with the list of 2 references (contact information) at the address mentioned below.The applications can also be sent via email to

The department reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for the shortlisting of eligible candidates with satisfying qualifications and experience. Only short-listed candidates will accordingly be called for an interview. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

Dr. Shobit Omar
412 Faculty Building
Materials Science and Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, U.P. 208016.