Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2019/69

Applications are invited for the following project position which is purely temporary in nature. Applicants can apply through post on plain paper giving details of educational qualification and experience.

Post: Senior Research Fellow (SRF). No of posts: one

Project Title: "Nanohybrids for Hydrogen Storage"

Qualification: Either one of the below.

M.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering / Materials Science and Engineering / Metallurgical Engineering/ Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (i) Minimum percentage marks: 70% in M.Tech & 60% in B.Tech. (ii) If the candidate has done B.Sc and M.Sc. before M.Tech. then 60% marks are a minimum requirement at these levels. (For candidates with M.Tech. qualification). B Tech from NITs (National Institutes of Technology) will also be considered (>75% or CPI of > 7.5 in B Tech) with : (i) 2 years research experience, (ii) Valid GATE score. M.Sc. Physics/Materials Science/Chemistry. (i) Should have taken mathematics courses at B.Sc level (with 60%). (ii) a minimum of 65% or 6.5 CPI in Master's degree, (iii) first division in bachelor's degree, (iv) JRF qualified or 95 percentile or higher in GATE. Experience of two years (in research).

Percentile = [1 - (rank / no. of candidates appered in the paper)] * 100

Essential Experience

  1. Knowledge of X-ray diffraction (XRD). Preferred: use of Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) & Chemical synthesis methods.
  2. The candidate is expected to be self-driven for conducting research and publishing his/her work in high quality scientific journals and conferences.
  3. The candidate should have demonstrated verbal and writing skills in communicating results of his/her own research.

Duration of appointment: 1 year (initial) (total project duration: 3 years).

Salary: A consolidated salary of Rs. 28,000 per month for SRF.

Interested candidates may apply by sending CV/bio-data and other information as follows: (i) complete information regarding educational qualifications indicating year of passing, percentage of marks/division, (ii) complete details of relevant working experience, (iii) career goals, (iv) Photo, (v) details of GATE/JRF qualification (valid score/qualification).

No TA/ DA will be paid for attending the interview. For outstation candidates Interview may be conducted via phone/skype.

Applications should be submitted to (by email, which should reach by 5 pm 10 Mar 2019):

Dr. Anandh Subramaniam
Materials Science and Engineering,
IIT Kanpur - 208016 (U.P.) India
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