Department of Industrial and Management Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2019/316

Applications are invited for the position of Project Post-Doctoral Fellow under the project "Strengthening Regulatory Research & Network in The Power Sector". at the Centre for Energy Regulation (CER). The applicant should be self-motivated and highly collaborative researcher. The candidate is also expected to contribute towards various activities at the Centre/Dept. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, fluency in English and an ability to work independently are essential. Research potential of the applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. The post is purely temporary and on contractual basis. The appointment would be initially given for one year, on an extension basis up to a maximum duration end of project.

Centre for Energy Regulation (CER)
The Centre is supported through a project on "Strengthening Regulatory Research & Network in The Power Sector" partly funded by the Government of United Kingdom under the Power Sector Reform (PSR) program. Strengthening of institutional capacity in the power sector is one of its main objectives. The Centre for Energy Regulation (CER) addresses the need to supplement regulatory research and knowledge base to understand and analyze key issues in the power sector. It would work in close cooperation with key stakeholders in the Indian power sector particularly the Electricity Regulatory Commissions (ERCs), the electric utilities and the academia. Utilizing its knowledge base, the Centre also aims to contribute towards policy and regulatory advocacy based on regulatory research.

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Minimum Qualification:
PhD in an area directly relevant to Power Markets, preferably regulation and policy research, from a reputed university / institute, and an excellent track record and publications in the relevant areas

Note: The candidate, if selected should have been awarded PhD before joining.

Salary: Rs. 50000/55000/60000/- pm consolidated

Others: Subject to availability of appropriate funds, project investigator may approve reimbursement up to Rs. 1 lakh per annum towards travel especially for presenting work at national/international conferences undertaken at CER and contingency expenses to the Project Post Doctoral Fellow.

Shortlisted candidates would be called for a presentation and a personal interview.

The application must contain

  1. Current curriculum vitae including all educational/academic details.
  2. A Statement of Purpose highlighting reasons for applying, proposed research and work plan, and qualifications in relation to the position.
  3. A brief write-up about PhD research.
  4. A complete list of publications with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. (Also attach 3 best publications in full text.)
  5. Two letters of reference.

Application should only be submitted through the following link on or before 31 October, 2019

Note: To and From Travel expenses by 2-AC train fare by the shortest route or air travel upto the 2-AC train fare can be reimbursed subject to submission of tickets and boarding. Accommodation can be made available on request at the institute's guest house (Visitor's Hostel) for attending the interview.

Dr. Anoop Singh
Associate Professor, and Coordinator, Centre for Energy Regulation (CER)
Department of Industrial and Management Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur - 208016 (India)