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Project Post-Doctoral Fellow (Civil Engineering) at IIT Kanpur: Apply by March 29

Applications are invited for Project Post-Doctoral Fellow (Civil Engineering) at IIT Kanpur. The last date of application is 29 March.

Applications are invited for the post of Project Post-Doctoral Fellow (1 position) to work under a sponsored project entitled, “Pollution monitoring, Emissions control, and Remediation methods to safeguard Irrigation Schemes using treated wastewater in a Changing climate for peri-urban agriculture – PERISCOPE”. The post is purely temporary on contractual basis.

Project Description

Wastewater re-use for irrigation is a critical climate adaptation measure in areas where there is increasing stress on freshwater supplies for drinking. In India, Kanpur city, situated on the banks of river Ganges, is an industrial town famous for tanneries and leather products. The sewerage from the households and the tannery effluent goes into an effluent treatment plant (ETP).

The ETP facility discharges treated effluent into an irrigation channel that feeds the agricultural fields in nearby villages. This kind of wastewater reuse for irrigation is a critical climate adaptation measure. However, the farmers have reported low yields, health, and odor problems related to the sustained use of this irrigation water.

This project aims to facilitate downstream wastewater usage by addressing the issue of monitoring, control and remediation of legacy pollution. Capacity building will focus on sampling protocols and soil/(ground) water characterization, laboratory testing to select site-specific remediation technologies for contaminated soil and (ground)water and use of sensors to monitor the quality of surface and groundwater.

This project work involves extensive field sampling and coordination with various stakeholders, conducting bench- and pilot-scale experiments, and handling of sophisticated analytical instruments. The applicant will be responsible for leading the research and coordinating with research and technical staff and end-user, reporting and quality measurements and handling of large data sets evolved during such monitoring and analysis.


Essential Qualification: Ph.D. in Environmental or Civil or Chemical Engineering or related field.

Desirable Experience: Experience on working with wastewater and contaminated soils and handling of sophisticated analytical instruments (UV-Vis spectrophotometer, IC, ICP-MS, IC-ICPMS, Microwave Digestor, TOC Analyzer).


One year (extendable depending upon satisfactory performance or availability of funds) or till the end of the project, whichever is earlier.


Interested applicants should fill the google form, link of which is provided below latest by March 29, 2022.


Last date is 10 am on 29th Mar 2022.

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

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