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Advertisement for the post of Senior Research Fellow (SRF)


Date: 02/09/2023



Applications are invited from interested and motivated candidates for the post of Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in a time- bound research project funded by the Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) for a temporary period, purely on a contractual basis as per the following details


Senior Research Fellow (SRF)

Number of Vacancy


Project Title

Valorization of Cashew apple and its pulp wastes


Chemical Engineering

Project Tenure

3 Years

Job Description

(i)      To carry out the detailed literature survey;

(ii)    To characterise the cashew apple pulp biomass’s composition and to identify and investigate various pre-treatment techniques to remove toxic and unwanted substances from the cashew apple and pulp wastes

(iii)  To develop bio fertiliser through solid-state fermentation and biofortification with a consortium of bacteria.

(iv)   To produce bioethanol from the pre-treated pulp wastes

(v)     To investigate the applicability of freshly harvested cashew fruits and the fibres from the pulp in baking cookies and bread.

(vi)   To perform a complete Life Cycle Analysis (Cradle to Grave) of the cashew apple from its harvest to utilization in the production of value-added products.

Essential Qualification

M.E./MTech or equivalent degree in Biotechnology/ Chemical Engineering with

minimum 60% marks

Age Limit

28 years


Senior Research Fellow (SRF)- Rs. 37,000/- per month


The eligible candidates may forward their detailed CV along with the application through email only to the Principal Investigator of the project (email id: ) on or before 10 September 2023.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be called for online interview in the 3rd week of September 2023. The selected candidate may be considered for admission to the Ph.D. programme as per the Institute norms.

Investigators: Prof Vivek Rangarajan; Prof Sampatrao D Manjare; Dr. Jayita Chopra Contact Details

Prof. Vivek Rangarajan

Department of Chemical Engineering Principal Investigator (PI)

BITS Pilani K K Birla Goa Campus Goa, 40372

Mobile no 9176547871, email:

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