Project Postdoctoral Fellow Post at IIT Kanpur, India: Apply by 25 June 2024

Regular Faculty Recruitment 2019 in IITK, IIT-Kanpur, UP, India

Designation/Position- Project Postdoctoral Fellow Post

IIT Kanpur, India, invites applications for Project Postdoctoral Fellow Post from eligible and interested candidates

About- Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is a public technical and research university in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was declared an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act. Project Postdoctoral Fellow Post

Research/Job Area- Computational Chemical Engineering/ Physics/ Chemistry/ or relevant

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Location- IIT Kanpur


Essential Qualification

  • Ph.D. in Computational Chemical Engineering/ Physics/ Chemistry/ or relevant engineering background.
  • The candidate should have a significant background in statistical mechanics, molecular simulations (MD), and thermodynamics.
  • The candidate should have a significant experience in classical molecular simulations (all-atom and/or coarse-grained).
  • The candidate should have experience in coding in python/C/C++ and experience of the Linux environment.

Desirable qualification

  • Expertise in self-assembly and aggregation thermodynamics of amphiphilic molecules like surfactants, polymers, and lipids is desirable.
  • Additional experience in Enhance Sampling methods (such as metadynamics, umbrella sampling, FFS), force-field generation, coarse-graining, and machine-learning modelling on polymers and surfactants would be desirable.
  • Experience in using molecular simulation software packages like GROMACS, PLUMED, LAMMPS, etc.

Job/Position Description- 

Nature of Work

The candidate would be responsible for performing all-atom and/or coarse-grained MD simulations on polymer/surfactant solutions wherein, the focus will be to investigate the change in water activity upon aggregation of polymer/surfactant molecules.

The candidate would also be working with members of the group and will get an opportunity to collaborate on the subject with a company. The candidate will also have to guide the Ph.D. student and assist the PI in other research activities.

Duration of Appointment

  • The appointment for the above posts initially will be for 1 year, which will be extended with mutual consent if performance of the candidate is good.
  • The post is purely temporary and on a contractual basis.
  • Salary Range: 60,000-5000-85,000

The department reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for short listing of eligible candidates satisfying qualifications and experience. Only short-listed candidates will accordingly be called for interview.

No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview

Job/Position Description- 

Interested candidates should send their application along with the resume to:

Dr. Jayant K. Singh
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Ph. 0512 259 7017

Last Date for Apply– 25 June 2024

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