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Project Post-Doc (Civil Engineering) at IIT Kanpur [3 Positions]: Apply by July 25

Applications are invited for Project Post-Doc (Civil Engineering) at IIT Kanpur for the year 2022. The last date of application is 25 July.

IIT Kanpur is looking for three Project Post-Doc posts who should be primarily in charge of data analysis, calibration, accuracy, report generation, and publishing papers.

About the Project

The states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have amongst the worst air pollution in India. A new path-breaking project aims to deploy and monitor air quality in all the rural districts of the two states. The criteria for identifying the non-attainment cities under National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) was based on the PM10 levels monitored using manual monitoring technology.

One of the limitations of the criteria set was that this ended up excluding the rural districts of India which did not have continuous PM2.5 and PM10 air quality monitoring. The project “To Support the Rural Air Quality Monitoring” is to set up a scientifically validated real-time air quality monitoring network which will provide unprecedented insights into the air quality conditions of rural India.


Ph.D. in Civil Engineering/Environmental Sciences/Atmospheric Sciences/Climate Sciences/Electrical Engineering/ Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence or relevant field.

Relevant skills & experience

  • Strong background in atmospheric science and air quality research.
  • Significant background in handling and processing large data sets.
  • Prior fieldwork experience in air quality monitoring and in operating and maintaining air quality monitoring sensors.
  • Impressive publications record in high impact air quality research journals. Knowledge of any scientific programming language.
  • Knowledge on programming languages like FORTRAN, Python, MATLAB, Igore, R etc.


The candidate would be responsible for coordinating and running large scale networks for air quality measurements using low-cost sensors. The candidate will be in-charge of the air quality sensors and will be responsible for their regular operation, calibration and maintenance and ensuring device uptime. The candidate will also take part in analysis of large datasets evolved during such monitoring. The candidates should be open to visit field sites whenever required.


Rs. 60,000/65,000/70,000 per month (as per the experience).


Interested candidates may apply via email (to dstccp[at] giving full details qualifications and experience with copies of relevant certificates by July 25, 2022.

Click here to view the official notification of Project Post-Doc (Civil Engineering) at IIT Kanpur.

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