Department of Industrial and Management Engineering

Advertisement Number: P.Rect./R&D/2020/194

Applications are invited for the position of Project Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Project "IEX-IITK Energy Analytics Lab - A CSR Initiative by Indian Energy Exchange Ltd". The applicant should be self-motivated and highly collaborative researcher. The candidate is also expected to contribute towards various activities at the Lab/Dept. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, fluency in English and an ability to work independently are essential. Research potential of the applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. The post is purely temporary and on contractual basis. The appointment would be initially given for one year, on an extension basis up to a maximum duration of two years.

Energy Analytics Lab (EAL)
The Energy Analytics Lab (EAL) is an industry-supported initiative of the Department of IME, IIT Kanpur to enable informed decision making by stakeholders in the Indian power market. The Indian Energy Exchange Ltd., the first power exchange in the country, has pledged to support EAL through its CSR initiative for an initial period of five years.

EAL aims to address the analytics needs of the Indian power sector through various data visualization and analytical tools over time. EAL would also develop learning tools to enhance understanding of power markets and provide periodic updates related to the power markets through a newsletter. EAL also provides a platform for conducting research related to the power markets.

Further updates about EAL can be accessed from

Minimum Qualification: PhD in an area directly relevant to power markets, preferably regulation and policy research, from a reputed university/institute, and an excellent track record and publications in the relevant areas.

Note: The candidate, if selected should have been awarded PhD before joining.

Salary: Rs. 50000-55000-60000 pm consolidated

Others: Subject to availability of appropriate funds, project investigator may approve reimbursement up to Rs. 1 lakh per annum towards travel especially for presenting work at national/international conferences undertaken at EAL and contingency expenses to the Project Post Doctoral Fellow.

Shortlisted candidates would be called for a presentation and a personal interview.

The application must contain

  1. Current curriculum vitae including all educational/academic details.
  2. A Statement of Purpose highlighting reasons for applying, proposed research and work plan, and qualifications in relation to the position.
  3. A brief write-up about PhD research.
  4. A complete list of publications with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. (Also attach 3 best publications in full text.)
  5. Two letters of reference.

Application should only be submitted through the following link on or before 09 October, 2020

Note: To and From Travel expenses by 2-AC train fare by the shortest route or air travel up-to the 2-AC train fare can be reimbursed subject to submission of tickets and boarding. Accommodation can be made available on request at the institute's guest house (Visitor's Hostel) for attending the interview.

Dr. Anoop Singh
Professor, and Coordinator, Energy Analytics Lab (EAL)
Department of Industrial and Management Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Kanpur - 208016 (India)

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 qualification, experience with copies of relevant certificates by 09 October, 2020.
It is mandatory to mention your mobile number in the application. Application (soft copy) must be sent at following email address.