Post-Doctoral Researcher (Earth Sciences) at IIT Gandhinagar: Apply by Sep 20

Applications are invited for Post-Doctoral Researcher (Earth Sciences) at IIT Gandhinagar for the year 2022. The last date of application is 20 September.

IIT Gandhinagar (IITGN) invites applications for the position of post-doctoral researcher in an interdisciplinary project on Carbon Capture in Geological Formations.

Job Description

The post-doctoral fellow is expected to identify, design and conduct field work in Gujarat and Maharashtra for initial screening and identification of outcrop analogues of potential subsurface geological formations for carbon storage.

A few areas of interest will be identified by the candidate where detailed studies will be carried out including petrology, mineral equilibria, geochemistry, drone-based 3D outcrop mapping as well as collection of traditional geological datasets.

The outcrops will be used as analogues for their subsurface counterparts. As a postdoctoral researcher, the candidate is also expected to collaborate with other team members on long and short-term projects for a variety of organizations within India and worldwide as well as mentor PhD students if required. These projects include both basic and applied research related to Carbon Capture in Geological Formations.


  • Qualification: PhD in Geology/Earth Science or related fields.
  • Preferred Skills: The prospective candidate is expected to have a strong background in petrology and geochemistry with an extensive experience in carrying out field research expeditions. The candidates must possess strong writing and computational skills.


1 Year


Rs 50,000 + 10,000 (HRA: If on-campus accommodation not available).


Candidates must send their applications to Prof. Pankaj Khanna (pankaj.khanna[at] This is a rolling advertisement until position is filled. However, applications received on or before 20th September (11:59 PM) will be expedited.

Candidates who are nearing completion of their PhDs can also apply. However, if selected, they should have submitted their thesis and should be available to join by November 15, 2022. Please submit the following documents as a single PDF:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Research Statement

Click here to view the official notification of Post-Doctoral Researcher (Earth Sciences) at IIT Gandhinagar.


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