Department of Civil Engineering

Vacancy for Research Associates - I/II/III

Job title

Research Associate - I/II/III (only one)

Research title

Streaming Analytics over Temporal Variables from Air quality Monitoring (SATVAM)


Department of Civil Engineering

Consolidated Salary

RA-1 (Rs. 36,000), RA-II (Rs. 38,000) and RA-III (Rs. 40,000)

Hours of work

Full time

Duration of Appointment

One Year

Contract type

Purely temporary and on contractual basis up to 5 years

Application submission last date

January 18, 2018

Principal investigator

Prof Sachchida Nand Tripathi

Website and research work, publications of PI

Funding agency


Nature of Research


The role: We are looking for up to 1 outstanding researcher to join the dynamic Prof. Tripathi's Group ( with in Civil Engineering Department. The post is available for a period of five years. This position will be at the forefront of modeling based assessments of aerosol, cloud climate interactions. The position is part of the project that is of great national importance with international collaborations and is funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and Intel. The project aims to guide the policy makers and citizens by providing them air quality information at a very low-cost. This project is developed after recognizing the importance of developing online River Water and Air Quality Monitoring (WAQM) systems. The program is administered through the bi-national Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF).

Successful applicant will work closely with national and international collaborators and is expected to develop innovative approaches towards handling large data sets. The results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications.


  • The development of original research and analysis strategies
  • Presentation of results at national and international meetings
  • Publication of results in high-impact peer-reviewed journals
  • Development and calibration of sensors
  • Contribution to the intellectual life of a dynamic research group, including meetings and collaborations
  • Possibility to help a doctoral student

Selection criteria Researchers applying for the post should have obtained a doctorate in Civil Engineering/Atmospheric Sciences/Aerosol Science/Physics/Climate Sciences /Environmental Sciences/Atmospheric physics or a related quantitative field and a strong background in atmospheric modeling. Additional experience in handling large set of data, field experiment environmental sensing/measurement is important. Applicants worked with sensor development will be desirable. He/she must have the ability to work collaboratively yet independently. Must have strong computing skills and familiar with atmospheric models. He/she will get the opportunity to work in a conducive environment and can avail the hostel/family accommodation facility at IITK. For RA-II and RA-III positions, a minimum of one and two years' experience, respectively is also required.

Dr. Sachchida N. Tripathi, Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur - 208016
Tel: 0512-2597845
Fax: 0512-2597395