Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invites applications for direct Senior Research Fellowships (SRF) and Research Associateships (RAs)

New Delhi: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invites online applications from eligible candidates for awarding direct Senior Research Fellowships (SRFs) and Research Associateships (RAs). The Human Resource Development (HRD) of CSIR informed that 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.

The Fellowships/ Associateships are tenable in all the universities and deemed universities/IITs/postgraduate colleges/government research establishments including those of CSIR, R&D establishments of recognised public sector, industrial firms and other recognised institutions. As per the provision of the scheme, selected fellows and associates will have to devote their full time to the approved research programmes. Fellows and Associates are not allowed to take up any other remunerative jobs/assignments during their tenure.

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Key Dates: Eligible candidates should apply online on or before 30 June 2017.  After successfully submitting application online, candidates should take print out of the Application Form and paste his/her recent photograph in the space provided and send (as the topmost page) along with the required documents to Scientist-In-Charge, EMR-I, Human Resource Development Group, CSIR Complex, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi 110 012, so as to reach latest by 07 July 2017.

Essential Qualification for Senior Research Fellowships (SRFs):

MSc/BE/BTech 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/BTech research

experience as on the last date of application, as evidenced from fellowship/ associateship or from date

of registration for PhD.

OR

MTech/ME or equivalent degree in engineering/technology with at least 60% marks

OR

BE/BTech or equivalent degree with at least 60% marks and two years research experience as on the last date of application.

OR

MBBS/BDS or equivalent with at least 60% marks and one year internship.

OR

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.

OR

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.

Essential Qualifications for Research Associateships (RAs):

1.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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Stipend for 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), as recommended by the selection committee.

Age Limit:

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.

Age limit is relaxable by five years for SC, ST, OBCs and physically handicapped on production of suitable certificates from the competent authority. Women candidates are also given age relaxation of five years.

For exact eligibility conditions, how to apply and other details, the interested candidates should refer the said notification uploaded on the official website of HRD Group of CSIR: http://www.csirhrdg.res.in/ .

 

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