Department of Mechanical Engineering

Applications are invited for two Project Scientist positions (Equivalent to postdoctoral research associate and also open to exceptional candidates with MTech/MSc and relevant experience) for a project funded by the Boeing Co., USA, which is being executed jointly by the Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry Departments of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. The project involves performing extensive large scale ab-initio, Molecular Dynamic and Finite Element computations on certain high performance polymers with a view to understanding their mechanical properties. The research groups involved in the project have excellent computational facilities for carrying out these computations. Moreover, both groups have extensive research experience in relevant areas.

Name of Positions: Project Scientist

Qualifications and Experience desired: Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry, Physics, Material Science or Engineering with experience in performing large scale MD, Finite Element and/or ab-initio calculations. It will help if the candidate also has a background in Polymer Physics. Exceptional candidates without a Ph.D. may also be considered if they possess experience in the areas mentioned above. The candidate will be expected to coordinate between the groups and function in an inter-disciplinary environment.

Experience: Candidate should preferably have experience in Computational Materials Science, computational Chemistry, with knowledge of one or more atomistic simulation techniques. We also need candidates who are well versed in the Finite Element Method.

Salary: INR. 22000-2200-44000. Additionally, on campus accommodation may be provided.

The post is purely temporary, and the duration of appointment will be till the completion of the project i.e, 30.4.2014 with the possibility of further extension based on performance. Interested candidates must apply within 15 days by email to Dr Sumit Basu (, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur or Dr Nisanth Nair (, Department of Chemistry, IIT Kanpur. They should enclose a detailed CV and indicate when they will be available for appointment. Hard copies of applications may also be sent to

Ms Anshu Kanaujia

Computational Mechanics Group
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur,
Kanpur- 208016, U.P., India