Project Associate-I - Catalyst Development

IIT Ropar, Punjab, INDIA

Punjab, India


₹25-31k (monthly)

Full time


May 25

Job Post: Project Associate-I - Catalyst Development


The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar invites applications for the position of Project Associate-I (PA-I) in a time-bound research project focused on the production of propylene and hydrogen via propane dehydrogenation. This is a temporary, purely contractual position for a tenure of three years. The project involves the development of catalysts and processes at the bench scale. Interested and motivated candidates meeting the qualification criteria are encouraged to apply.

Designation: Project Associate-I (PA-I)

Subject Area: Catalyst and Process Development

Location: Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Nangal Road, Rupnagar, Punjab-140001


  • Essential Qualification: BTech/BE or MTech/ME in Chemical Engineering from a recognized University or equivalent.
  • Desirable: Candidates with a master's degree in chemical engineering and relevant experience as detailed in the job description will be given preference.
  • Age Limit: PA-I-35 Yrs., relaxation as per Government norms (Upper age limit relaxable for SC/ST/OBC, women, and physically handicapped candidates)

Job Description:

The Project Associate-I will work on the development of appropriate regeneration protocols for catalysts employed in propane dehydrogenation to ensure extended life for the catalysts. This involves handling high-pressure, high-temperature reactors, fabricating and setting up bench-scale reactors, synthesizing and characterizing heterogeneous catalysts, conducting catalyst deactivation studies, creating chemical process simulation models, modeling reaction kinetics, developing novel downstream applications, and demonstrating scientific writing skills and engineering knowledge.


  • Rs. 31,000/- + HRA for scholars selected through national eligibility tests (CSIR-UGC NET/GATE) or a selection process through national-level examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions.
  • Rs. 25,000/- + HRA for others.

Project Tenure: 3 Years

How to Apply:

  1. Eligible candidates are required to apply online using the provided application form.
  2. Fill in the complete application form (as given) along with a biodata/CV, and testimonials (marksheets, transcripts, experience certificates, valid category certificate if applicable).
  3. Email the application as a single PDF document to
  4. Use the subject line for the email as: PDH-Project Associate-1-Application-First Name-Second Name.
  5. Ensure you have a valid email address before applying online.
  6. Submit readable scanned copies of mark sheets (SSC, HSC, Graduation, Master, PhD, etc.) along with the application.

Last Date for Application: 09/06/2023, 5 PM

Other Details:

  • The prescribed educational qualifications are a minimum requirement, and possession of the same does not guarantee an interview call.
  • If a large number of applications are received, the Project Leader may shortlist candidates based on qualifications and experience beyond the minimum requirements.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online, and the interview details will be provided to them.
  • Selected candidates must be ready to join immediately upon receiving the offer of engagement.
  • The engagement is purely on a temporary basis and does not entitle the appointee to any right/claim for consideration against any IIT Ropar post/fellowship.

Note: The complete application form and declaration section have been omitted from the response due to formatting constraints. Please refer to the original text for the missing sections.

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