Posted on : 10/01/2024
Call for Junior Research Fellow
Project Title: Industrial-scale thermophilic biomethanation of food waste and sewage sludge for the production of bioenergy and biofertilizer.
Project Scheme: Accelerated Translational Grant for Commercialization (ATGC).
Funding Agency: Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.
Project Location: BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
Duration: 2 Years.
Number of Positions: ONE
Essential Qualification: ME/ MTech in Environmental Science & Engineering/ Biotechnology or MSc in Environmental Science/ Biotechnology/ Life Sciences from a recognized University.
Desirable Qualification: Specialization and work experience in anaerobic digestion and solid waste treatment. Candidates who have qualified for CSIR/UGC-JRF.
Fellowship: Rs. 31,000/ month for candidates who have qualified for GATE/GPAT or CSIR/UGC-JRF/NET or similar examinations conducted by Central Government Departments and their Agencies and Institutions. Candidates who have not qualified for the above conditions are entitled to a fellowship of Rs. 25,000/ month.
Job description: The selected candidate will work on industrial-scale biomethanation digesters with a focus on optimizing co-substrate ratios and operating parameters such as pH, temperature, and loading rate to enhance biogas (methane) production.
Start Date: Immediately.