Laboratory, Testing, and Technology Associate

Where to Apply

Prakti is looking for a laboratory, testing and technology associate to work on the cook stove research and testing at the Prakti laboratory in India, on an initially unpaid basis.
Prakti is a social enterprise, which develops and distributes clean and efficient charcoal and wood cookstoves. Prakti stoves protect forests and the environment by reducing consumption of charcoal and wood as fuel for cooking. Prakti stoves also protect user’s health by reducing toxic smoke produced by traditional cookstoves.
Prakti is currently selling cookstoves in India and is exporting abroad.

Job description

The position is full-time and based near Auroville and Pondicherry, in Tamil Nadu, India.

The Laboratory, testing and technology associate will:
•       Manage the testing work on stoves (testing of efficiency, emissions, durability, etc.)
•       Do research &development and design of combustion technologies
•       Use, maintain, and purchase the laboratory equipment
•       Conduct fundamental and applied research on stoves and combustion


o       Applied science and testing skills and experience
o       Experience with laboratory work
o       Good mathematics skills
o       Advanced Excel user
o       Good verbal and written English communication skills

o       Experience and good understanding of combustion
o       Knowledge of complementary software such as Lab View
o       Knowledge of material science
o       Research and development skills
o       Knowledge of test and emission measuring equipment, combustion and gas analysers (ENERAC, Portable Emission Measurement System, etc.)
o       Data analysis and reporting experience