Job Title: R&D Specialist

Area: Power Electronics, Microgrids, Renewable Power

Faculty Mentor: Krishna Vasudevan

About Us:

The Energy Consortium is an umbrella initiative at IIT Madras that spans the whole spectrum of research in energy generation, storage, conversion, and distribution. We are an industry-academia-government collaborative effort established with the aim of accelerating the development of technologies that shall enable the energy transition towards a low-carbon future.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to take part in our state-of-the-art research in the development of power converters for renewable power and microgrids. The successful candidate will work closely with our team of experts and focus on the following deliverables

1.) Key publications in reputable journals

2.) Design and perform simulations, experiments and support with research management

3.) Support supervision on B.Tech/M.Tech/PhD students

Postdoc Appointment Term:

1 year (renewable)

Appointment Start Date:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Pay: Better than industry standards

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct original research in Power Electronics for Energy Systems including microgrids, battery storage systems, fuel cells and hydrogen. The candidate would also be working with our team on microgrid management and optimization.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members to explore new research directions and contribute to grant proposals.
  • Publish research findings in high-impact journals and present at conferences to disseminate research outcomes.


  • Ph.D. in a relevant field, with a strong focus on high quality output including publications, technology development
  • Demonstrated expertise in Power Electronics AND in one or more of the following areas: Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Management, Embedded Systems.
  • Proficiency in scientific computing (e.g., Python, MATLAB, R) and experience with simulation tools such as Simulink, SPICE, DigSilent.
  • Proven track record of publishing high-quality research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a collaborative research environment.
  • Proven presentation and writing skills
  • Excellent at task management, reporting and project planning


  • Competitive salary
  • Access to state-of-the-art research facilities and resources.
  • Opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and networking.
  • Vibrant and inclusive research community

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a single PDF file containing the following to with the subject line: Postdoc_EnergyConsortium

  • Cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications and date of availability
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Contact information for three references