Project Associate‑I

 Hyderabad, Telangana


Industrial-scale thermophilic biomethanation of food waste and sewage sludge for the production of bioenergy and biofertilizer


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.

Project Scheme: Accelerated Translational Grant for Commercialization (ATGC).

Start Date: Immediately.


2 Years.


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.


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.

To Apply

Interested candidates can submit the application, including

  • a Cover letter
  • a Detailed resume with mobile number, email ID, and postal address with two references
  • Publications (if any)

By Mon, 15th May 2023 as a single PDF via email to sangan@​hyderabad.​bits-​pilani.​ac.​in with the subject line Application for DBT-ATGC Project Associate‑I”.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in the first week of June 2023. Selected candidates may register for the Ph.D. program offered by BITS Pilani, subject to fulfilling the requirements.

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