Hindustan Petroleum Hiring Chemistry Research Associate


Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Hiring Chemistry Research Associate - Salary up to Rs 85,000/-pm

Hindustan Petroleum Hiring Chemistry Research Associate

HPCL is looking to hire dynamic and aspiring candidates with Ph.D. and M.Tech as research associates on Fixed Term basis at HP Green R&D Centre, Bengaluru. Interested candidates are advised to apply online in the prescribed format. Check out all the details on the same below:

Terms of reference and other details regarding engagement of Research Associates on fixed term basis are enumerated.

Job Title: Research Associate

Discipline: Ph.D., – Chemistry

Eligbility Criteria & Experience:

a. Ph.D. in Polymers/Polyolefin/Petrochemicals:

  • Candidates with research experience in polymer synthesis and characterization, particularly polyolefin or specialty polymers, and polymer product development are desirable.
  • Candidates with experience in polymer catalysts such as Ziegler type
    catalyst are desirable.

b. Ph.D. in Battery Research:

  • Candidate with research experience in the areas of energy storage, Metal
    Ion batteries, metal air batteries, flow cells, fuel cells etc., are desirable.

c. Ph.D. in Membrane Separation and Adsorptive Separation

  • Candidates with research experience in the area of polymer mem- branes,
    mixed matrix membranes, membrane separation processes for gas
    separation, liquid separation, water desalination are desirable.
  • Candidates with research experience in the area of adsorbent material development and gas and liquid separation process particularly hydrocarbon mixture separation are desirable.

d. Ph.D. in Catalysis:

  • Candidates with research experience in the area of heterogeneous catalysis, particularly hydrocarbon transformations are preferable. Candidates with experience in the development of catalytic materials are also desirable.

e. Ph.D. in Materials / Nano-materials:

  • Candidates with experience in development of (i) inorganic porous materials such as MOFs, zeolites, etc., (ii) nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene and their industrial applications, such as polymer composites (iii) thermic fluids, particularly phase change materials are preferred.

f. Ph.D. in Analytical and Organic Chemistry:

  • Candidates with hands on experience in advanced analytical techniques such as XRD, XPS, XRF, mass spectroscopy, electron microscopy, thermal analysis are desirable.
  • Candidates with experience synthetic organic chemistry and good exposure with advanced analytical techniques are desirable.

Salary: An all-inclusive stipend of Rs. 65,000/- to Rs. 85,000/- per month depending on qualification & experience, is payable. This includes HRA, Accident Insurance, Medical Insurance, etc. The company does not provide any transport facility for commuting to office. However, there is a sharing bus facility which has to be availed by the Research Associates on pay and use basis. Breakfast and lunch facilities are provided at the office premises for which a nominal monthly lumpsum amount will be deducted. The premium towards Insurances will be deducted from the stipend.As part of the discharge of their duties they may be required to travel to other locations. Work related travel expenses will be separately reimbursed as per the entitlements.

Job Description: 

  • To prepare a Project proposal including a work plan on the specific research topic assigned to the candidate
  •  To carry out research activities on the specific topic, including literature search, set up
    Experimental facilities, if required, carry out experimental/ pilot/ simulation studies.
  •  Interpret results and undertake studies for further development/ improvement.
  •  Prepare technical reports.
  •  Carry out any other activities that are assigned from time to time.


  • At the time of application, the candidate should have proof of award of applicable
    degree & Marks sheets. In the case of candidates with PhD degree, applicants should have been awarded PhD Final degree/Provisional degree at the time of application.
  •  Candidates (belonging to General, OBC-NC & EWS category) should have secured a minimum 60% marks (taking aggregate marks of all semesters/years i.e., taking an average of all the semesters/years, irrespective of the weightage given to any particular subject (including languages)/semester/year of the Institute/University) in all graduate and post graduate degree examinations, relaxed to 50% (taking aggregate marks of all semesters/years i.e., taking average of all the semesters/years, irrespective of the weightage given to any particular subject (including languages)/semester/year of the Institute/University) for SC/ST/PWD
  •  Candidates with Integrated Courses can also apply.
  •  Teaching Experience will not be considered as relevant work experience.
  •  Research Work carried out during course of acquiring Ph.D will not be considered as relevant work experience.
  •  All Degree/Diploma qualifications should be full time regular course/s from AICTE approved / UGC recognized University/Deemed University.
  •  The courses offered by Autonomous Institutions should be equivalent to the relevant courses approved / recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/UGC/AICTE. Candidates with Integrated Degrees should have done a Full Time Course.
  •  Wherever CGPA/DGPA or letter grade in a Degree is awarded, equivalent percentage of marks should be indicated in the application as per norms adopted by University/ Institution. Higher Qualifications, if any to be mentioned. Candidate should produce their degree con- version certificate issued by competent authority of the University/ Institute in support of the conversion at the time of interview.
  •  In case of Ph.D. candidates, experience if any (as on 15th August, 2022) will be counted from the date of award of final Degree/Provisional Degree. It is mandatory for candidates possessing Ph.D. qualification to mention the date of successful defense of Ph.D. in their application.
  •  Candidate with Integrated Ph.D. may also apply. However, such candidates must produce master’s degree qualification.
  •  Soft copy of the detailed CV including brief description of Ph.D. topic to be uploaded along with the Application Form.

Age Limit: Age: 32 Years or below as on 15th August, 2022 Age relaxation for OBC (Non Creamy Layer) SC / ST/PWD candidates will be applicable as per the Government Directives.

Duration: The engagement is initially for a period of one year, which may be extended by one more year at a time based on the project requirement and performance of the candidate subject to a maximum of 4 years.

Mode of Selection: 

Selection will be made on the basis of screening of applications and Testimonials as per the
eligibility norms of eligible candidates followed by personal interview by the Selection
Committee. In the event of number of applications being large, Corporation will adopt shortlisting criteria to restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to a reasonable number by any one or more of the following methods:

  • On the basis of higher educational qualifications than minimum prescribed in the advertisement.
  •  On the basis of higher experience in the relevant fields than minimumprescribed in
    the advertisement
  •  On the basis of number of patents/high impact factor publications
  •  On the basis of Application screening (on eligibility criteria)
  •  On the basis of Resume shortlisting ( Work experience, Academic marks (taking aggregate marks of all semesters/years i.e., taking average of all the semesters/years, irrespective of weightage given to any particular subject (including languages)/semester/year of the Institute/University)).
  •  By holding a written test.

How To Apply: 

  • Login to http://hindustanpetroleum.com/hpcareers and click on current openings. Visit Fixed Term Research Associates, R&D Centre, Bengaluru. Read all the instructions given on the website carefully. Candidates should keep scanned copy of Passport size photo (in jpg/gif format less than 50 kb) and Soft copy of the detailed CV (including brief description of PhD topic in case of PhD candidates) ready before filling online application form.
  •  Fill in the online application form with all the relevant details carefully (details once submitted cannot be modified). Upload Scan copy of your latest passport size photograph and Detailed CV.
  •  Upon completion, submit the online application by clicking the Submit button at the bottom of the page You will get a system generated unique 12 Digit Application / Reference No. Please note that this Application / Reference No. is important and will be required for all future references throughout the selection process.
  • Candidates are advised to take a Printout of the Online Application Form, affix his/her recent passport size photograph, put his/her signature at the space provided and keep with him/ her safely for future reference. Candidates are not required to submit hard copy of the application form to HPCL.
  •  Candidates with multiple applications for same discipline are liable to be rejected.
  • The details filled in the online application form will be considered final and no changes will be entertained w.r.t. personal/ any other details, later on.

Please note that submission of online applications under fictitious/ pseudo names/ email ids /cell phone/landline numbers is strictly prohibited. Any candidate re- sorting to such practices will be liable for suitable action under the provisions of IT Act 2000.

Candidates may write to e-mail: ‘[email protected]’ for any further queries and information.

Last date of online application by candidates 15 September, 2022

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