Department of Electrical Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2022/113

Applications are invited for the position of a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the Quantum Photonics Research Laboratory of Dr. Shilpi Gupta at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. The research will be carried under the project “Quantum memory based on a Mn-doped semiconductor quantum dot” funded by the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA).

Position: Junior Research Fellow (JRF) (1 position)

Salary: Rs. 31000 per month + HRA as per institute norms

Essential Qualification:

Post Graduate Degree specializing in Physics OR Graduate/Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course specializing in Engineering Physics/Applied Optics/Optoelectronics, selected through a process described through any of the following:

a. Scholar who are selected through National Eligibility Tests – CSIR-UGC-NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) and GATE.

b. The selection process through National level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions such as DST, DBT, DAE, DOS, DRDO, MHRD, ICAR, ICMR, IIT, IISc, IISER, etc.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Solid theoretical background in quantum mechanics
  • Good background in solid-state physics, electrodynamics, and optics
  • Fluency with Python or MATLAB software
  • Experience with FDTD simulations

How to apply: A detailed resume should be sent to Dr. Shilpi Gupta at In addition to biographical information, the resume must contain detailed information about educational qualifications, research experience, and the names of two references. The reference letters are not required at this point. The short-listed candidates will be called for a presentation/interview over an online meeting platform or in-person, and will be informed via email regarding the date and the time of the presentation/interview. After the presentation/interview the candidates may be asked to arrange for the reference letters, which should be emailed to directly by the references.

Duration: The position is initially for one year and extension is possible depending on performance. The position is co-terminus with the project duration.

Last date of application: 12 May 2022. *Extended till 20 May, 2022.

Shilpi Gupta
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, UP, India 208016
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