Department of Civil Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2019/74

Vacancy for Research Associate


Job title

Research Associate

Research title

Delhi Air Quality Experiment: A Paradigm Shift in Source Apportionment


Department of Civil Engineering

Consolidated Salary

Rs. 36,000

Hours of work

Full time

Duration of Appointment

Two years

Contract type

Purely temporary and on contractual basis up to 2 years

Application submission last date

March 14, 2019

Principal investigator

Prof Sachchida Nand Tripathi

Website and research work, publications of PI

Funding agency

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

Nature of Research



The role:  We are looking for an outstanding researcher to join the dynamic Prof. Tripathi’s Group ( within the Civil Engineering Department at IIT Kanpur. The post is available for a period of two years. This position will be at the forefront of air quality studies in India. The position is part of the project that is of great national importance and is funded by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).


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 peer-reviewed journals.



  • 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. 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. A minimum of two years’ working experience is also required. Publications in peer-reviewed journals of high impact factor is desirable.


Interested candidates may send their application along with comprehensive CV to the email id given below.


Dr. Sachchida N. Tripathi, Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

Kanpur – 208016

Tel: 0512–2597845

Fax: 0512-2597395