Applications invited for Project Scientist on project
on 'Shape, Stability and Dynamics of Granular Minor Planets'.
Introduction: Objects such as asteroids and planetary
satellites are called minor planets. Recent research suggests that
these objects may not be solid rock, but, rather, be made of sand
or pieces of rock that stays together because of internal gravity.
The project aims at employing mechanics and discrete element simulations
to understand the behavior of these objects. This understanding
is crucial as India plans space missions to the Moon, Mars, and
even asteroids. Please see www.iitk.ac.in/mechanics/PlanetaryScience/
for more details.
One Post: Project Scientist
Duration: Initial Appointment for one year, Renewable
at the end of the year.
Qualifications: PhD in Mechanical/ Aerospace/ Civil
Engineering/ Physics/ Mathematics/ other branches of Mechanical
sciences. Must have good exposure to dynamics of solid/ fluid mechanics.
Highly motivated Masters’ students with similar background
can also apply.
Remuneration: Salary Range: Rs. 22000 -1000 - 44000
per month. Housing will be made available on campus. Pay may be
adjusted as per highest degree and experience.
Contacts: Satya Prakash Mishra (email@example.com,
+94 555 11 497),
Ishan Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org,
+512 259 6152)
Applications will be accepted till 07 March 2014.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
email@example.com, +512 259