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Ref: PSG/R&D/PURSE/PA-I/2023/2 Dt. 02.02.2023
Call for Project Associate-I Position
(Previously termed as Junior Research Fellow)
Project Title: Biomethanation of organic municipal solid waste using industrial scale anaerobic digester in a field setting.
Project Scheme: Promotion of University Research and Scientific Excellence (PURSE).
Funding Agencies: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India and BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
Project Location: BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
Duration: 3 Years.
Number of Positions: ONE (Project Associate-I).
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/ solid waste treatment. Fieldwork in solid waste management, including interacting with government officials, will be an added advantage. Candidates who have qualified CSIR/UGC-JRF.
Fellowship: Rs. 37,000/- per month in the first year. Higher fellowship will be made available in subsequent years.
Start Date: Immediately. The selected candidate should work on-site at BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus.
Interested candidates can submit the application including (i) a Cover letter, (ii) a Detailed resume with contact details including mobile number, email ID, and postal address with two references, and (iii) Publications (if any) by 2nd December 2023 to the undersigned as a single PDF via email to with the subject line “Application for Project Associate-I”
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in mid-December 2023. Selected candidates should register for the Ph.D. program offered by BITS Pilani, subject to fulfilling the requirements.
Prof. P. Sankar Ganesh
Principal Investigator

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