National Aerosol Facility

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2024/71

Vacancy for One Project Associate

  • Essential Qualification: B.E./B.Tech OR MSc. OR BSc.+ 3Years experience
  • Areas of Educational Qualification: Civil Engineering, Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Sciences or closely related field.
  • Required skills: Matlab, Python, and relevant programming languages. Experience handling large datasets. Knowledge of meteorology.
  • Salary: INR 21600-1800-54000 per month (Salary shall be commensurate with experience & skills)
  • Nature of position: Temporary / Contractual
  • Duration of appointment: 1 Years or till end of project (whichever earlier), renewed annually based on performance.
  • Nature of work: Support PDFs in compilation and interpretation of PM2.5, meteorology, ventilation coefficient and any other data as situation demands. Should undertake any task as assigned by Principal Investigator.
  • How to apply: Interested candidates may apply via email (to giving full details qualifications and experience with copies of relevant certificates by March 31, 2024.
    Please mention the post applied for and the advertisement number in subject line of the email.
  • Candidates already applied against advertisements P.Rect./R&D/2023/270, P.Rect./R&D/2024/03 and P.Rect./R&D/2024/37, please do not reapply against this vacancy.

About the group/team:The team has made impactful contribution at nation-wide scale to address the challenges of Air Pollution and Climate Change. Under the leadership of Prof.S.N.Tripathi, the team has built ground-breaking innovative approaches for indigenously built low-cost sensor-based network technologies for nation-wide urban air quality monitoring and Real Time Source Apportionment (RTSA). Recently, the group has been awarded the International Centre of Excellence on advanced pollution monitoring technologies recognized by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. This work will be carried out as a part of this Centre. The group is presently establishing large-scale Air Quality Monitoring (AQM) sensor network across Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The group has also set-up a mobile AQM laboratory for Dynamic Hyper-local Source Apportionment studies across Lucknow and Kanpur.

Other benefits:

  • He/she will get the opportunity to work in a conductive environment and can avail the hostel/family accommodation facility (according to availability) at IIT Kanpur.
  • As regards the medical facilities, only the OPD facility for self shall be available at the Health Centre of IIT Kanpur without any reimbursement of cost of medicines. Any outside referral shall not be reimbursed. For the purpose, a medical booklet shall be provided to you on request.


The department reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for short listing of eligible candidates satisfying qualifications and experience. The selection will be based on online interview. Short listed candidates will be informed via email about the date of interview.

Prof. S.N.Tripathi
National Aerosol Facility,
IIT Kanpur.