Department of Civil Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2022/209

Applications are invited for the position of Junior Research Fellow in the DST-SERB sponsored project SERB/CE/2021480 entitled Constructing a consistent climate record of surface soil moisture for the Ganga basin using space-geodetic sensors at IIT Kanpur. Description about this position is given below:

Duration: Two years or until the completion of the project, whichever is earlier.

Number of Positions: 1

Academic Qualification: Mtech/ME (Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering Agriculture Engineering, Earth Science, Geoinformatics) (minimum CPI 8.0 or 80%)
BE/BTech (Civil Engineering/Geoinformatics) (minimum CPI of 8.0 or 80%) + two years of research experience

Essential: The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the hydrology and water resources or remote sensing concepts, strong mathematical skills, strong programming skills and excellent communication skills (spoken and written).

Desirable: Prior experience with geodetic datasets like altimetry and GNSS reflectometry will be an added advantage. Experience with using single board computers, electronics and other maker projects will also be an added advantage.

Nature of the job: The successful candidate will combine data from satellite altimetry missions, CYGNSS mission and SAR missions to estimate surface soil moisture in the Ganga basin. The candidate will also perform regular fieldwork to validate the results. The candidate is expected to communicate the results of the project as manuscripts and in various scientific fora, for example conferences.

Salary: Rs. 31,000 per month

Application procedure:

The application form can be accessed from No other forms of application will be entertained. You will need your mark sheets, your resume and a statement of purpose (no more than 1000 words), to complete the application. The application form must be completed on or before August 22, 2022 to be considered for the position.

Dr. Balaji Devaraju
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Kanpur, Kanpur 208016
Tel: +91-512-259 2047 (O), Fax: +91-512-259 7395