The Institute of Nano Science and Technology opens for the post of Director

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The Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (INST-Mohali) has been established by the Government of India as a specialized centre of excellence to promote the growth of R&D in, and exploit the application-potential of, Nano Science and Technology in the country. It is envisaged that INST-Mohali will initially focus on R&D in the areas of nanomaterials, nanometrology, nano-bio pharma, nano-medicine and on nano R&D relevant for food and agriculture. It is also expected to focus on basic research, human resource development and transfer of intellectual knowledge in the area of nanotechnology to industry to exploit its application potential. INST-Mohali invites applications / nominations for the post of Director. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader with substantial experience and achievements in the area of nano science and technology and with a clear vision for a new institution dedicated to this field of research in the country.
The Director will be appointed after obtaining the approval of the Competent Authority based on the recommendations made by a high-level Search-Cum-Selection Committee. The Search-cum-Selection Committee will consider applications received in response to this advertisement as well as nominations received from eminent academic persons like fellows of prestigious national science and engineering academies, directors of national R&D laboratories and vice-chancellors of universities.

A.    Name of the post: Director

B.    Pay: Rs. 80,000/- (fixed) with allowances as per Central Government Rules.

C.    Mode of Recruitment: Direct Recruitment/Deputation/Contract.

D.    Tenure : 3 to 5 years or on attaining the age of superannuation as per extant Government instructions (60 years at present),
whichever is earlier.

E.    Age: Not exceeding 56 years. The crucial date for determining the age limit shall be 01 January 2011.

F.    Qualifications:
Essential: a) Doctorate in Natural / Medical / Agricultural Sciences / Engineering / Pharmacy/ Nano Science and Technology from a recognized university.

(i)    Post-doctoral research
(ii)    Original published work of high standard
(iii)    Evidence of high professional eminence by way of recognitions like fellowship of academies, national/ international awards in
science etc.
(v) Evidence of Patents/Technology-transfer.

G.    Essential Experience for Direct Recruitment
(a)    At least 25 years of experience in R&D in industrial and academic institutions and / or Science and Technology organizations or as faculty / scientist of recognized national / international universities / research institutes / corporate R&D Labs etc., out of which at least 6 years should be in managerial / administrative capacity for science & technology programmes, planning and development, budget & finance, coordination and such organizational matters.
(b)    R&D experience in nano science and technology.

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