Postdoctoral Fellow

 Gujarat, India


The Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position funded by the DST SERB POWER grant.

The successful applicant will play an active role in developing a vibrant research program and laboratory facilities dedicated to compositional and characterization techniques (X‑Ray Fluorescence, X‑Ray Diffraction, Fourier transform Infrared Spectroscopy), microscopy (Stereo, scanning electron and/​or transmission), collagen mass fingerprinting (Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry- ZooMS) and multi element stable isotope applications to modern and archaeological faunal remains and datasets. The applicant must be highly self-motivated, independent, and interested in working within interdisciplinary teams consisting of archaeologists and diverse scientists to investigate and reconstruct past human-animal interactions. The fellow will receive training and mentorship in Archaeology and Osteoarchaeology.


The initial appointment will be for 1 year, extendable for one more year based on performance.


INR 50,000 to 60,000 per month, depending on qualifications and experience.


Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Archaeozoology/​Osteoarchaeology/​Biology /​Zoology / Chemistry/​Biochemistry/​Isotope Geochemistry/​Archaeological Sciences from recognized institutions/​universities with good academic track record and publications. 

Candidates who have submitted their thesis are also eligible. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in sample preparation for analyses, laboratory procedures , and analytics, handling relevant equipment (microscopes, Mass Spectrometers, etc), and interpret results. They should have sufficient knowledge of statistical analysis and/​or bioinformatics (for eg. RStudio/​Matlab). Interest in Archaeological Sciences and fieldwork is desirable but not essential. Excellent oral and written skills in English are a must.

To Apply

Candidates must e‑mail the following documents as a single PDF file attachment to Prof. Sharada Visweswara Channarayapatna on or before 20th July 2023.

  1. CV containing scholastic records and publications
  2. cover letter stating a potential starting date and expressing your experience, suitability and interest in the topic of the project.
  3. 1‑page document describing previous research accomplishments and long-term goals.
  4. contact details of at least 3 references.

Please direct all questions to Prof. Sharada Visweswara Channarayapatna (sharada.​c@​iitgn.​ac.​in).

Applications will continue to be screened until a suitable candidate is selected.

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