Department of Civil Engineering

Vacancy for Project Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job title

Project Post-Doctoral Fellow

Research title

Thermal Infrared Technologies for Supporting Environmental Assessment and Decision Making in the Ganges Basin


Department of Civil Engineering

Consolidated Salary

Rs. 50000/55000/60000

Hours of work

Full time

Duration of Appointment

Two Years or till the end of project, whichever is earlier

Contract type

Purely temporary and on contractual basis up to 2 years or till the end of project, whichever is earlier

Application submission last date

June 5, 2018

Principal investigator

Prof Sachchida Nand Tripathi

Website and research work, publications of PI

Funding agency

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

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 two years or till the end of project, whichever is earlier. This position will be at the forefront of modeling based assessments of thermal infrared technologies. The position is part of the project that is of great national importance with international collaborations and is funded by Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) as a part of Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), under UK's Official Development Assistance (ODA).

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
  • 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/Physics/Climate Sciences /Environmental Sciences/Atmospheric physics or a related quantitative field from a reputed university/institute and an excellent track record and publications in a research area relevant to the sponsored project. Application must possess 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 (WRF and WRF-CHEM). He/she will get the opportunity to work in a conducive environment and can avail the hostel/family accommodation facility at IITK as per Institute norms. For Rs. 55000 and Rs. 60000 salary, a minimum of one and two years' experience, respectively is also required.

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