Research Assistant -Transboundary Air Pollution

Research Assistant

Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (KIAS) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental and autonomous research organization based in Nepal established by a group of Nepali scientists with proven excellence in basic and applied research. KIAS aims to serve the nation through high quality researches, which are critical for developing appropriate solutions and providing objective recommendations for national policies and strategies.

KIAS conducts basic and applied research in the natural sciences, life sciences and physical sciences through its constitute research centers. KIAS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive researchers and staffs and believes in promoting affirmative action to achieve such diversities. KIAS encourages all qualified applicants, including minorities and women.

Center for Water and Atmospheric Research (CenWAR) at KIAS seeks application from competent, committed and result-oriented individual to work with a group of internationally recognized experts.


Kathmandu is facing a multitude of fine particle emissions from anthropogenic sources. In this research, we aim to assess the impact of transboundary air pollution from New Delhi, India to Kathmandu, Nepal via remote sensing and field-based air sampling

Major Responsibilities:

The research assistant will be responsible for satellite data analysis, modelling, data validation, report writing, presentation in seminars/workshop and carry out assignments given by the supervisor.

Key Requirements:

The ideal candidate should have at least a BS degree in Environmental Science, Physics or other relevant disciplines. The candidate should have good command in Python programming language, Arc-GIS, experience with MODIS data and knowledge in WRF modeling. The candidate should be focused and willing to follow the ethics of research work, able to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary environment. Preference will be given to women candidates and with knowledge on air pollution. This is a full-time job. Working hour 9 am to 5pm, five days a week.

Salary: According to KIAS rules

Deadline: November 10, 2020

How to Apply

To apply for this position, email your current CV and a letter of interest as a single pdf file to Human Resource Department ([email protected] with cc to [email protected]) with vacancy #CenWAR2001 on subject line of the email.