Applications are invited for Senior Research Fellowships, Research Associateships in Human Resource Development Group - CSIR

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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.
2. 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.
3. 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.

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. In addition, each 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. Those who have availed or are holding equivalent Associateships under various schemes of All-India grant giving agencies such as DST, DBT, ICMR, UGC, ICAR etc. may apply subject to the condition that the total tenure of RA including that of CSIR shall not exceed three years. Those w
ho have already availed equivalent grant of any kind for three years need not apply.

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.

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. The SC/ST candidates called for interview will be paid single second class rail/bus fare to and fro by the shortest route from the station mentioned in the address for correspondence given in the online application from (within India) to place of interview on production of documentary proof as per rule in force. 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.

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