Department of Earth Sciences

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2023/210

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) invites applications for a Project Scientist in an ISRO funded Research Project, in the Department of Earth Sciences, IIT Kanpur.

Position Details: The candidate must have an MSc or MTech in Geology/Earth Sciences with a specialization in Structural Geology, Igneous Petrology and/or Metamorphic Petrology. 3 Years of experience with rock and mineral identification and thin section preparation is preferable. The position does not commit for any academic degree.

The applicant may contact Santanu Misra ( for any further details. Please do not send the application to this address.

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

Job Responsibilities:  The successful candidate (i) should go to the field to collect samples, prepare them for measurements of several physical properties, (ii) work closely with the other research groups at IIT Kanpur and ISRO, (iii) prepare and maintain database and (iv) write reports in English.

Terms of Employment:

  • The Project Scientist position is full-time and contractual.
  • The successful candidate initially be employed for two years.
  • Salary: Rs 28600, 18% HRA per month.
  • Other facilities will be as per the rule of IIT Kanpur.

Applications: The application must contain i) a cover letter, ii) a detailed CV (highlighting the candidate’s education, training, research interests and contact details), and iii) names of two referees with their e-mail addresses. Do not include any certificate, grade card, mark sheet etc. in the application. All documents, as attachments, should be sent via e-mail to Mr. Rahul Kumar ( on or before 9th October 2023.

Santanu Misra
Professor, Department of Earth Science
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Uttar Pradesh-208016, India
E-mail:; ph: +91 512 259 6812