Post Doctoral Fellow (Earth and Environmental Sciences) at IISER Bhopal

Applications are invited for Post Doctoral Fellow (Earth and Environmental Sciences) at IISER Bhopal. The last date of application is 5 September 2022.

position Details

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the post of “Post-Doctoral Fellow” for a multi-institute research project entitled ”National Carbonaceous Aerosols Programme COALESCE: CarbOnaceous AerosoL Emissions, Source apportionment and ClimatE impacts” funded by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.


Minimum qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, Physics, Environmental Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or related fields from a recognized University/Institute. The candidate should have expertise in dispersion modeling, receptor modeling, Bayesian approaches or chemical transport modeling for aerosol source apportionment. The candidate should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be experienced in standard computing languages and data analyses/visualization tools.

Desirable qualifications: In addition to the minimum qualifications, experience with curating and analyzing hyper-spectral satellite data for various air pollutants will be an advantage. Experience with aerosol radiative transfer models in a plus.

Age Limit: Preferably below 32 years.


Initially for 6 months, extendable to be co-terminus with the project (current end date of the project is 31 March, 2023).


The candidate will be required to participate in aerosol source apportionment using receptor models such as US EPA PMF5 and its expanded implementations, air parcel trajectory ensemble models, in addition to reconciling the results with CTM output.

The candidate will also be expected to understand bulk aerosol chemical speciation data generated using various instruments and participate in data quality assurance/ quality control (QA/QC) and validation exercised.

The candidate will be responsible for coordinating and producing quarterly, half-yearly and annual reports connected with the project for the funding agency and for outreach. The candidate will also have to lead peer-reviewed research publications connected with this work.


Applications are to be made (electronic copy or hard copy) by submitting curriculum vitae (CV) (in accordance with the appended format) along with a statement of purpose. The application should including a passport-sized photograph and at least two letters of recommendation.


Completed applications should preferably reach the undersigned by September 05, 2022 by e-mail (preferably) or post.


Phone: + 91-755-2691 371
Email: ramyasr[at]

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