Department of Chemical Engineering


Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2020/105

IIT KANPUR invites application for the post of Project Post Doc Fellow  (post-doctoral research fellow ) in the SERB project " Understanding The Self-Assembly Of Amphiphilic Molecules In Supercooled Solvents Using Molecular Simulations” 

Essential Qualification

  • PhD. inPhysics/ Physical Chemistry/Chemical Engineering.
  • The candidate should have a significant background in molecular simulations and thermodynamics.
  • The candidate should have a significant experience in quantum/classical molecular simulations.
  • The candidate should have experience in coding

Desirable qualification

  • Additional experience in molecular simulation of self-assembly of surfactant, Enhance Sampling methods (such as metadynamics, umbrella sampling, FFS), nucleation theory and simulations, force-field generation and coarse-graining would be desirable.
  • Experience in using GROMACS, PLUMED, GAUSSIAN, LAMMPS etc.

Nature of Work

The candidate would be responsible for developing coarse-grain models of amphiphilic surfactants in aqueous systems and investigate the nucleation behaviour  under supercooled environment using molecular simulations.. The candidate would be working with two members of the group and also 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.
  • Consolidated salary: 50,000 / 55,000 / 60,000


The department reserves the right to fix suitable criteria for short listing of eligible candidates satisfying qualifications and experience. The Selection will be based on Zoom / Skype online interview. Short listed candidates will be informed with an email about the date of interview.


Interested candidates may apply on email giving full details of qualifications, experience with copies of relevant certificates by 10 June 2020.

It is mandatory to mention your mobile number in the application.

Applications (soft copy) must be sent at following email address.


Dr. Jayant K. Singh
Department of Chemical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Ph. 0512 259 6141