The Punjab State Council for Science & Technology, set up on July 21, 1983 as autonomous society under State Department of Science & Technology started functioning effectively in 1988. It serves as State level node of Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and think-tank of Department of Science, Technology & Environment, Govt. of Punjab.
Punjab State Council for Science and Technology (PSCST) invites applications for the following posts to be filled up purely on contractual basis to undertake activities of Punjab State Innovation Council steered by PSCST.
Principal Project Associate (1 no.)
Emoluments (including all statutory liabilities) : Rs.49,000 pm + HRA
Age as on 1.1.2023 : 40 yrs
Qualification : Essential i) Master’s Degree in Sciences or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology from a recognized University or equivalent OR ii) Doctoral Degree in Science / Engineering / Technology / Pharma from a recognized University or equivalent
Experience : Essential i) 8 years experience in Research and Development in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organization and Scientific activities and services OR ii) 4 years experience in R&D in Industrial & Academic Institutions or S&T Organizations and Scientific activities and services.
Job responsibilities : To undertake mapping of research & innovation landscape of industry of Punjab including liaison with research/tech based industry, conducting surveys & interviews, compilation of data and development of report.
Senior Project Associate (1 no.)
Emoluments (including all statutory liabilities) : Rs.42,000 pm + HRA
Age as on 1.1.2023 : 40 yrs
Qualification : Essential i) Master Degree in Sciences or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology from a recognized University or equivalent OR ii) Doctoral Degree in Science / Agricultural Sciences / Engineering / Technology / Pharma from a recognized University or equivalent
Experience : Essential i) Four years experience in Research and Development in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organization and Scientific activities and services OR ii) No Experience required in case of Doctoral Degree
Job responsibilities : To strengthen & promote grassroot innovations and Traditional Knowledge Systems and their mainstreaming in education and innovation ecosystem. To develop strategic framework to map grassroot innovations and innovators of State in informal sector. To test, validate and fine tune potential innovations in collaboration with scientific organizations
Project Associate–II (1 no.)
Emoluments (including all statutory liabilities) : Rs.35,000* / Rs. 28000 pm + HRA
Age as on 1.1.2023 : 35 yrs
Qualification : Essential Master’s Degree in Sciences or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology from recognized University or equivalent. Desirable Bachelors in Computer Sciences & Application/ Diploma/Certificate in Web Designing
*For CSIR/ UGC-NET/ GATE qualified or having minimum 70% marks in Essential Degree
Experience : Essential 2 years’ Experience in R&D in Industrial & Academic Institutions or S&T Organizations and Scientific activities and services. Desirable Designing and Development of Website, Web Applications, Reports, Newsletters and Creative Content Writing.
Job responsibilities : To collate database of young startups and women entrepreneurs from Punjab, creation of dedicated web platform showcasing their innovations, technologies & success stories for global and nationwide visibility.
Assistant Engineer (1 no.)
Emoluments (including all statutory liabilities) : Rs.31,000 pm + HRA
Age as on 1.1.2023 : 37 yrs
Qualification : Essential B.E./B.Tech. in Civil/ Chemical/Environmental Engineering with minimum 70% marks or equivalent CGPA OR GATE qualified Desirable Master's Degree in Chemical or Environmental Engineering.
Experience : Desirable Experience in Cleaner Technologies and Fuels including Bio- fuels
Job responsibilities : To identify existing technological gaps and future technologies of industry and conduct Industry-Academia Meets for implementing need based projects.
The list of shortlisted/eligible candidates will be uploaded at our website by 06.02.2023 for appearing in the Written Test and Interview. Only the shortlisted/eligible candidates should appear for the written test and interview, as per the details given above, along with their original certificates of qualification and experience etc.
The interested eligible candidates may apply on the prescribed performa available on our website: pscst.punjab.gov.in, along with self attested testimonials, experience certificates, if any, and demand draft worth Rs.100/- drawn in favour of Punjab State Council for Science and Technology payable at Chandigarh. No fee is payable by SC category candidates. The applications complete in all respect, along with testimonials, experience certificate etc. must reach this office latest by 30.1.2023 through Registered/Speed Post/By Hand. If a candidate wishes to apply for more than one post, he/she should submit separate application for each post. The name of post applied for and of the project must be super scribed at the top of the envelope. PSCST reserves its right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason.
General Information & Conditions
a. The selected candidates will be given appointment up till 31.03.2023, which may or may not be extended.
b. The applicant must be a citizen of India.
c. All applicants must fulfill requirements of the post and other conditions stipulated in the advertisement as on the last date of submission of application i.e. 30.1.2023. They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess at least the essential qualifications laid down for the posts as on the last date of submission of application.
d. In case of receipt of large number of applications, only short listed candidates will be called for written test/presentation and interview. The criterion for short listing the candidates will be on the basis of marks obtained by a candidate in the essential qualifications. The list of short listed candidates will be uploaded on the website of PSCST under 'Job Opportunities".
e. In case of Universities/Institute awarding CGPA etc. candidates are requested to convert the same into percentage based on the formula as per their University/Institute guidelines.
f. The application for each-post should be accompanied by self-attested copies of the relevant educational qualification, experience. The prescribed qualifications should have been obtained through recognized Universities/Institutions etc. Incomplete applications received without the required certificates/documents are liable to be rejected.
g. Experience certificate submitted must be issued by the competent administrative authority of the concerned organization.
h. Applications from employees of Government Departments will be considered only if forwarded through proper channel, certified by the employer that the applicant, if selected will be relieved within one month of the receipt of the appointment orders. However, advance copy of the application may be submitted before 30.1.2023, 17.00 Hrs. IST.
i. Candidates should specifically note that the applications received after the closing date for any reason, whatsoever (such as envelopes wrongly addressed, delivered elsewhere, postal delay etc.) will not be entertained by Council.
j. Incomplete applications (i.e. without photograph, unsigned and applicable testimonials etc.) will not be entertained and will be summarily rejected.
k. The decision of PSCST in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection, and conduct of examination/interview will be final and binding on the candidates.
l. Canvassing in any form and/or bringing any influence political or otherwise will be treated as a disqualification for the post.
a. The upper age limit is relax able upto 05 years for SC/BC category candidates as per Government orders in force on production of relevant certificate in the prescribed format signed by the specified authority at the time of interview.
b. Upper age limit is also relax able upto five years for the employees working in Council, Govt. Departments, autonomous bodies and public sector undertakings. This relaxation is admissible to such of the government servants as are working in posts which are in the same line or allied cadres and where a relationship could be established that the service already rendered in a particular post will be useful for the efficient discharge of the duties of the posts, recruitment to which has been advertised.
DOCUMENTS TO BE ATTACHED WITH THE APPLICATION FORM :
A. Coloured photograph pasted on the form and signed across in full.
B. Self-Attested photocopy of 10th/12th class certificate indicating Date of Birth.
C. Self-Attested photocopies of Degree and Mark Sheets of Graduation, Post Graduation and Ph.D
D. Self-Attested photocopy of reservation issued by the competent authority.
E. Self-Attested photocopy of experience certificates, if any.
F. Self-attested copies of list of publications, NET/GATE qualifications certificates, Award etc., if any.
G. All other supportive documents in support of the application.
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