VSSC Posts for Research Associates at Space Physics Laboratory

Published on: 31 Jul, 2014
Published under: Kerala Recruitment News

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associates at Space Physics Laboratory(SPL), Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC),Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO),Thiruvananthapuram. Space Physics Laboratory (SPL), a pioneer institution dedicated for research in different disciplines of Atmospheric, Space, and Planetary Sciences, offers excellent and challenging research opportunities in various areas of Aerosols, Trace Gases, Radiation, Clouds, Boundary Layer Physics, Atmospheric Modelling, Middle Atmospheric Dynamics, Electrodynamics,upper atmosphere/ionosphere, vertical coupling processes, space weather events, Sun-Earth relationships, microwave remote sensing, and Lunar,Cometary and Planetary Sciences,employing a host of experimental and modeling tools and satellite remote sensing.

The selected RAs will work on specific research themes along with the Scientists/Engineers of SPL. Selected candidates should be willing to work anywhere in India (including remote places)and partake in field experiments including aircrafts and ship cruises based campaigns, as per the requirements. Candidates need to fill the form and send it to email address directorspl@vssc.gov.in.
No – of Posts – 7

Eligibility and Requirements

Candidates should have earned their Ph.D. degree in Physics/Atmospheric Science/Space Physics/Meteorology/Planetary Sciences. Their Ph.D. thesis should be in the areas of interest to SPL (Atmospheric, Space, and Planetary Sciences) as stipulated above. Only those candidates who have carried out their Ph.D. work outside SPL are eligible to apply. A research proposal(not exceeding 2000 words) on the work they intend to carry out at SPL in the domain of SPL’s research activity must be submitted along with the application.

Upper Age Limit: 35 years as on 31.08.14/ 31.10.14 / 31.12.14.

Selection Process – Screening of applications will be done bi-monthly in 2014 ie., on 31.08.14, 31.10.14 & 31.12.14.The qualification prescribed is the minimum requirement and the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for the interview. After the initial screening of the application and considering the merit of the submitted research proposal, the candidates found suitable will be called for an interview at VSSC.

Pay and Allowances – The Research Associateship is initially for a period of ONE YEAR and is renewable annually for a total period of two years (three years in exceptional cases). There will be a review of the progress of the work before the renewal every year.The RA position carries an amount of Rs 22,000/- for the first year, Rs. 23,000/- for the second year and Rs.24,000/- for the third year. Candidates are also eligible for HRA as admissible to regular employees of VSSC.

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