Department of Civil Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2022/026

Required a post for one Project Postdoc Fellow (One post) in Central Pollution Control Board-MoEFCC sponsored Project entitled, “Creation of Secretariat at IIT, Kanpur for National Knowledge Network (NKN) to support National Clean air Programme (NCAP) activities” on plain paper. The appointment is purely temporary and on contractual basis.


The National Knowledge Network (NKN) was formed under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) with a vision to build local technical capacities in order to have a larger pool of institutes to support activities under NCAP. NKN is also proposed to prepare the identified Institutes of Repute (IoR) not only for the currentprogramme but also to create adequate capacity in the states to support future air quality management efforts. IIT Kanpur has been designated as the National Co-ordinating Institute for NKN. A secretarial support system is being created at IIT Kanpur under the NKN and CPCB shall provide financial support to IITK.

Candidates interested to work in this challenging project may apply.

Project Postdoc Fellow


Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences / Aerosol Science / Physics / Climate Sciences / Marine Sciences / Environmental Sciences

Salary: Rs. 47000 per month (Consolidated), depending on experience + 16% HRA as per institute norms.


Working knowledge on in-situ measurements of aerosols over land and Ocean

Familiarity in handling aerosol sampling instruments

Knowledge of computer programming

Familiarity with aerosol transport and physics

Experience in radiative transfer modeling

Strong knowledge of air pollution and data analysis

The department reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for short listing of eligible candidates satisfying qualifications and experience.

He/she will get the opportunity to work in a conducive environment and can avail the hostel/family accommodation facility at IITK. Interested candidates may apply via email (to giving full details qualifications and experience with copies of relevant certificates by 20 February 2022 *Extended till 23 February, 2022 The Selection will be based on Zoom/Skype online interview. Shortlisted candidates will be informed the date of interview by email.

Dr. Sachchida N. Tripathi, Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur – 208016