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10 Research Associate (RA) Vacancy – VSSC,Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)


Last Date:30 July 2019
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

VSSC aka Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre Invites Sarkari Job applications for the post of 10 Junior Research Fellow (JRF). Apply before 30 July 2019. VSSC Recruitment Qualification/ eligibility conditions, how to apply & other rules are given below… Official website is www.vssc.gov.in

Name of the post – Research Associate (RA)
No of post – 10
Pay Scale – 47000/- (Per Month)

Education Qualification:
Ph.D. degree in any discipline of Science or Technology.

General Conditions:

public sector recruitment
  • The number of positions indicated above is provisional.
  • Candidates will have to produce proof of the details furnished in their applications submitted at the time of interview.
  • Only short listed candidates will be called for Interview.
  • Outstation candidates called for Interview will be paid to and fro Second Class Railway Fare by the shortest route including reservation/sleeper charges on production of proof of journey such as Railway Tickets/Ticket Number or Bus tickets, etc. If the candidates travel in a higher class of accommodation than the one prescribed, only Second Class rail fare excluding the reservation charges/sleeper charges will be paid.
  • If any information furnished in the application is found to be incorrect or false on verification, the candidate will not be permitted to attend for interview and Travelling Allowance will not be paid.
  • The Centre reserves the right not to fill up the position, if it so decides.
  • Only Indian Nationals need apply.
  • No interim correspondence will be entertained.
  • Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
  • Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Applications will be received on-line only. Upon on-line registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference. The candidates are also advised to take a printout of the online application for future reference.
  • The applicant need not send any documents such as print out of online application, copies of certificates/mark lists in proof of educational qualification, work experience, age etc.
  • In case of submission of duplicate/multiple applications by candidates, the last application submitted before the last date of submission of application shall be considered for further processing.
  • Screening of applications will be done on a bi-monthly basis viz, as on 16.09.19, 16.11.19 etc. After the initial screening of the application and considering the merit of the submitted research proposal, the candidates found suitable will be called for an interview at VSSC. The qualification prescribed is the minimum requirement and the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for interview.
  • 35 years as on 16.09.19, 16.11.19 etc. and will be computed on a bimonthly basis (38 years for OBC candidates and 40 years in case of SC/ST candidates. Persons with Disability are eligible for age relaxation as per rules).

How To Apply:

  • All eligible candidates may submit their application alongwith the following documents to the email <directorspl@vssc.gov.in>:
  • 1)Scanned copy of the Application in the prescribed format.
    2) Abstract of Ph.D. thesis
    3) List of Publications
    4) Research proposal (maximum of 2000 words)
    5) Detailed Bio-data
    6) Scanned copy of the certificates in proof of educational qualifications, age, work
    experience etc.
  • No Objection Certificate, from the employer concerned in respect of those applicants who are employed under Central / State Government / Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous Bodies.
  • Originals of all certificates, mark sheets, Ph.D. degree in proof of educational qualification,[Equivalency Certificate in case of foreign Degree] Proof of work experience, age etc.

About Us:

  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) is the lead Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) under the Department of Space (DOS), Government of India. The Centre is named in fond memory of Dr Vikram A Sarabhai, the great visionary and the father of Indian Space Programme. VSSC pioneers in rocket research and launch vehicle projects of ISRO. The Centre also pursues research and development activities in associated areas like propellants, solid propulsion technology, aerodynamics, aero structural and aero thermal fields, avionics, polymers and composites, guidance, control & simulation, computer and information, mechanical engineering, aerospace mechanisms, vehicle integration and testing, space ordnance, chemicals and materials. Systems reliability and quality assurance of all aspects of engineering and operations are studied and evaluated to the levels of perfection required in each field. Programme planning and evaluation, technology transfer and industrial coordination, indigenisation, human resources development, safety and personnel and general administration groups support the Centre for all its activities.
  • The Space Physics Laboratory (SPL) at VSSC carries out research and studies in atmospheric science and other related space science activities. Ammonium Perchlorate Experimental Plant (APEP) at Aluva in Kerala and the ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU) at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala also form part of VSSC.
  • The ongoing programmes at VSSC include launch vehicle projects like Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), Rohini Sounding Rockets and Space-capsule Recovery Experiments. The next generation launcher GSLV MkIII (also known as LVM3) has successfully undergone an experimental flight with passive cryo stage and proved the atmospheric regime. LVM3 flight with an active cryo stage, Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) and Air Breathing Propulsion for Advanced Reusable Launch Vehicle, Human Spaceflight Project etc are on the anvil.
  • VSSC had a small beginning at Thumba, a coastal village at Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala on the south west coast of India, in 1962.
  • In the early 1960s, the Indian National Committee on Space Research (INCOSPAR), the Indian counterpart of the Committee for Space Research (COSPAR) of the United Nations, was formed under the leadership of Dr Vikram A Sarabhai. INCOSPAR pioneered studies on the phenomenon of equatorial electrojet, which is a narrow belt of electrons moving from west to east above the magnetic equator. The height at which this current flows, is beyond the reach of instrumented balloons and too low for satellites. The best way to study the phenomenon is to launch instrumented rockets (sounding rockets) into this region to make in-situ measurements. Thumba was a unique choice because of its proximity to the geomagnetic equator. The Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launch Station (TERLS) was established in 1962 for this purpose under UN sponsorship.

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