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Established in 1942, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is an autonomous Society whose President is the Prime Minister of India. CSIR today is amongst the foremost and largest publicly funded scientific and industrial research organizations in the world. It delivers cutting edge science on one hand and state-of-the-art technology on the other. CSIR has a dynamic network of a 37 state-of-the-art national Laboratories/Institutes, 6 Units, 3 Innovation Complexes and 38 Centres. CSIR has put in place CSIR@80: Vision & Strategy 2022 - New CSIR for New India.

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CSIR has played over the years, a pivotal role for advancement of Science and Technology covering diverse domains. It has spawned many organizations, many disciplines and most importantly has served as a nursery and training ground for most of India's distinguished scientists and technologists. CSIR has ushered India into the knowledge economy, creating and nurturing talent in science, innovation and technology. Pioneer of India's intellectual property movement, CSIR is granted 90% of US patents granted to any Indian publicly funded R&D organization. About 14% of CSIR patents are licensed, a number which is much above the global average. CSIR holds about 5600 Indian and Foreign patents. CSIR publishes yearly over 5000 papers in SCI journals & about 500 students get their Ph.D. annually from its institutions. The expertise and experience of CSIR is embodied in its more than 4600 Scientists and 8000 technical support personnel apart from about 8000 JRF/SRF/RA and project staff.

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CSIR is looking for outstanding R&D professionals for its prestigious national Laboratories and Unit. They would have opportunity to participate and contribute to achieve the objectives embodied in CSIR's mission, to "build a new CSIR for a new India" and vision to "Pursue science which strives for global impact, technology that enables innovation-driven industry and nurture trans-disciplinary leadership thereby catalysing inclusive economic development for the people of India". The coveted top management positions of DIRECTOR of CSIR-CDRI, CSIR-CSMCRI, CSIR-NGRI and one position of Outstanding Scientist (Scientist 'H') at CSIR-4PI are available:

Biological Sciences
CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CSIR-CDRI), Lucknow is a premier state of the art research institute of CSIR in the field of biomedical research where facilities and expertise are available to develop a drug right from its concept to market. Over the years, CDRI has spearheaded drug R&D in the country and has to its credit development of several new drugs and over 10,000 research publications. Hitherto, it has been a prime provider of human resources for drug R&D. The Institute has produced over 1500 Ph.Ds, many of whom hold prestigious positions in R&D organizations, academia and pharma industries, in India and abroad. The institute has shifted recently to a new world class campus.

Chemical Sciences
CSIR-Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSIR-CSMCRI), Bhavnagar is a premier institute of CSIR with a mission to work in partnership with visionary sponsors and collaborators to generate the knowledge and innovations required for efficient utilization of India's coastal wasteland, sea water, marine algae, solar power and silicates. In achieving it, the institute harnesses its capabilities in biosciences, chemical transformation, process engineering, environmental monitoring, separation science and analysis to address focused needs of industries and organizations in the region and beyond. The R&D activities of CSIR-CSMCRI cover the domains of salt & marine chemicals, inorganic materials & catalysis, electro membrane processes, marine biotechnology & ecology, reverse osmosis engineering (focused at membrane technologies for desalination and water purification), waste land research etc. Achieving technological excellence, the institute has been granted several patents, commercialized landmark technologies and it has been playing a key role in human resource development in the domains of its operation. CSIR-CSMCRI has in place state of the art R&D facilities.

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For the positions of Director
Essential Qualifications:
Biological Sciences: Ph.D. in Natural Sciences or Masters Degree in Health/Medical Sciences. (for Health/Medical Sciences, Ph.D. is desirable)
Chemical & Physical Sciences: Ph.D. in Natural Science or Masters Degree in Engineering (for Engineering, Ph.D. is desirable)
Age:
45 years or above but not exceeding 58 years.
Experience: 16 years of experience in Research and Development in the areas of activities of the Laboratory/Institute and demonstrated excellence in leadership therein.
Years of experience shall be computed from the beginning of his research career.

Relaxation: The qualifications, age and experience can be relaxed in case of exceptionally meritorious candidates with the approval of DG, CSIR.
Candidate: Should be creative, innovative and a well-recognized scientist/technologist having a demonstrated ability to manage multidisciplinary R&D teams with excellent interpersonal relations. The candidate should be able to create a conducive environment for nurturing high class research and development.
Responsibilities: The Director shall supervise and exercise administrative control on the staffs of the Institute and shall be responsible for (i) realizing the mission of the Institute, and (ii) creating an environment in the Institute conducive to nurturing of innovation and high class R&D and other S&T activities of the Laboratory/Institute.
Appointment: The appointment to the post of Director will be made for a tenure of six years or till superannuation whichever is earlier in the pay scale of Rs 67,000 (annual increment © 3%)- 79,000 (HAG) with allowances as admissible. In deserving cases, the tenure period can be extended by another term upto six years or till the age of superannuation whichever is earlier as per rules. The provision to share the money realized from external contract R&D, consultancy and rendering of S&T services is also available as per extant rules. Residential accommodation and transport are provided as per rules. In addition medical, LTC and other facilities are provided as per CSIR rules.

ADVT. NO.02/2014

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