Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (KIAS) is seeking competent, committed and result oriented researchers and supporting staffs to support the Center for Analytical Sciences at KIAS focusing on following project. 

Background of project: Contamination of food products with pesticides and (oo)cysts is a common public health problem. In this project, we aim to (a) develop paper-based analytical device to measure pesticide residues in food products combining enzyme inhibition assay and smartphone detection, (b) develop smartphone based microscopic system to measure (oo)cyst contamination in food products, and (c) validate both of above methods in field. These one-year (possibility of extension to one more year) positions are supported by National Academies of Science, USA.

1. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (full time contract)

Vacancy number: CAS1703, Position available: 1

2. Project coordinator (full time contract)

Vacancy number: CAS1704, Position available: 1

3. Dissertation students (full time students)

Vacancy number: CAS1705, Positions available: 2

Students will be supported for their dissertation work by providing necessary financial assistance along with supervision.

Application closing date

All positions are available immediately. Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis and only selected candidates will be contacted for next steps.

Last date to submit application: February 10, 2018

CLICK HERE for details of these positions



Master’s thesis student:

Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences (KIAS) announces applications for dissertation support for master’s level students in Nepal. Selected student will be supported by necessary funding and supervision to complete the research work.

Topic: Evaluation of surface and groundwater quality in current and former landfill locations in Kathmandu, Nepal


Deadline: December 15, 2017


Research Intern: For iodine estimation project

Start date: Immediately

Deadline: Until fulfilled


#MoChWo1601 (CLOSED)

Conference associate: KIAS is organizing an international conference on “Mountains in the Changing World” in Kathmandu, Nepal on October 1-2, 2016. KIAS invites applications for the post of Conference Associate.

Start date: immediately

Deadline: Until the positions are filled Click here for details


Research intern: Dr. Basant Giri is looking for interns to work on two different but similar projects starting from August this year. Deadline: Until the positions are filled Click here for details


Student field research assistant: We are looking for three student field research assistants for a counterfeit drug sampling and testing project.

Deadline: May 6, 2016 (closed)

Click here for details