New Delhi: Applications are invited from Indian nationals (bright young men & women) for CSIR’s Senior Research Fellowships (SRFs) and Research Associateships (RAs). Preference will be given to the research topics relevant to R&D programmes of CSIR Laboratories, in the new and emerging fields of science and in the areas of importance for development of scientific and technological capability of the country.
Key Date: Last date for submitting application is 06th July 2018.
Senior Research Fellowships
MSc/BE/B. Tech or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks and one publication in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) Journal and should have completed at least two years of post-MSc/BE/B. Tech research experience as on the last date of application, as evidenced from fellowship/ associateship or from date of registration for Ph.D.
M.Tech/ME or equivalent degree in engineering/technology with at least 60% marks.
BE/B. Tech or equivalent degree with at least 60% marks and two years research experience as on the last date of application.
MBBS/BDS or equivalent with at least 60% marks and one year internship.
BPharm/BVSc/BSc(Ag) or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks and one publication in SCI Journal and should have completed at least three years research experience as on the last date of application, evidenced from fellowship/associateship or from date of registration for Ph.D.
Apply Online on or before 06th July 2018 at http://www.csirhrdg.res.in
Only online applications followed by hard copy will be accepted.
MPharm/MVSc/MSc(Ag) or equivalent degree with at least 55% marks and one publication in SCI Journal and should have at least one year research experience as on the last date of application, evidenced from fellowship / associateship or from date of registration for Ph.D.
Documents in support of research, teaching (not below the undergraduate level) experience and Ph.D. registration should be attached.
Those who have been awarded PhD/MD/MS/MDS degree or have submitted their thesis for the award of PhD/MD/MS/MDS degrees are not eligible for the position of SRF. Those who are eligible for RA will not be considered for SRF.
These fellowships are held on a full time basis. Therefore simultaneous employment elsewhere is not permitted. However, those desirous of pursuing higher studies, but employed presently, whether temporary or permanent may apply with an undertaking that if selected, they will resign from the job before taking up the fellowship. The application will be rejected if the undertaking is not enclosed.
- PhD (in a science or engineering subject) or MD/MS/MDS (in medical science subject) or ME/MTech/MPharm/MVSc with three years R&D experience as on the last date of application, evidenced from fellowship or associateship or from date of registration of PhD.
- PhD (science/engineering) thesis submitted is also eligible for RA’ship. Selection in such cases will be subject to the condition that PhD viva-voce done & declared qualified for award of PhD/awarded PhD degree before the expiry of the validity of the award offer.
- The candidate applying for Research Associateship must have at least one research publication in standard refereed journal as listed in Journal Citation Reports (JCR).
Employed candidates, whether temporary or permanent, and also those who have already availed higher fellowships like Senior Research Associateships etc. will not be considered for RAship.
Senior Research Fellow (SRF): Maximum 32 years as on the last date of application.
Research Associate (RA): Maximum 35 years as on the last date of application.
Upper age limit is relaxable by five years for SC/ST/Physically handicapped and women candidates and three years in case of OBC (non-creamy layer) applicants.
Stipend & Tenure:
SRF: Rs.28000/- per month during entire tenure of fellowship or date of PhD viva-voce whichever is earlier.
SRF will be tenable initially for a period of two years. The term is extendable by one year on the basis of assessment of the progress already made as judged by three member assessment committee.
RA: The stipend of RA will be one of the following for the entire tenure:
Rs. 36,000/- p.m. (Fixed),
Rs. 38,000/-p.m. (Fixed),
Rs. 40,000/-p.m. (Fixed),
In addition, each SRF & RA will receive a contingent grant of a maximum of Rs. 20,000/-p.a. which will be provided to the concerned University/Institution.
RA will be tenable initially for one year. It may be extended further annually at the discretion of CSIR based on three members assessment committee report. The total tenure of RA is fixed for 3 years
Selection Procedure for SRF & RA : Selection will be made through interview of candidates short-listed on the basis of their academic records, experience and assessment of research work already carried out and published by the candidates, by discipline-wise high level expert committees.
Merely fulfilling of the essential qualifications will not entitle a candidate for being called for interview. CSIR reserves the right to call or not to call a candidate for interview.
For exact details about eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the candidates should refer the Recruitment Notification, uploaded on the official website of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)