Research Associate-II Position at IIT Kanpur, India: Apply by 17 December 2021

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

Designation/Position- Research Associate-II Position

IIT Kanpur, India invites application for Research Associate-II Position from eligible and interested candidates

About- Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur is a public technical and research university located in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It was declared to be an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India under the Institutes of Technology Act. Research Associate-II Position at IIT

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  • Essential Qualification: Phd in Chemical Engineering/Chemistry/Physics/Material Science with strong fundamentals in Catalysis
  • Prior experience with density functional theory calculations (preferably in VASP)
  • Good programming knowledge in C/C++, Linux shell scripting
  • Familiarity with HPC environment

Job/Position Description- 

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) invites applications for the post of Research Associate-II in a SERB/DST sponsored Project on “Developing Algorithms for modeling the role of support in a Hydro-deoxygenation Catalyst”. We are looking for motivated and talented candidates with prior experience with coding and density functional theory calculations (preferably in VASP) and Catalysis. Extensive experience with coding in C/C++ and familiarity with Linux environment is a must.

  • Duration of the post: One year, starting from January 1st, 2022 with a possibility of extension depending on performance
  • Consolidated Salary: Rs 49,000/- per month
  • Job Responsibilities: The successful candidate would be the key person in driving the project along with the PI. Additionally, the candidate should assist the PI running the laboratory and guiding the research of PhD students.

How to Apply- 

The applicant may contact Dr. Vishal Agarwal ( for any further details. Please do not send application to this address.

The appointment is purely temporary and on contractual basis.

Selection: The selection committee approved by IIT Kanpur reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for short listing of eligible candidates satisfying qualifications, experience and the recommendations. Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed (online). If shortlisted, copies of relevant certificates will be required, and be checked against original certificates at the time of interview.

Applications: Application should be submitted by filling the form in the link below on or before Nov. 02, 2021:

Dr. Vishal Agarwal
Department of Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh-208016, India
E-mail:; ph: +91 512 679 6895

Last Date for Apply– 17 December 2021

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