Government of India
Department of Space

VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTRE
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 022

ADVERTISEMENT NO. VSSC-309 DATED 16.10.2019

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Applications are invited for following positions of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram. VSSC is one of the lead centres of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

 

 

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW[ JRF ] :

Position No.

No. of Positions

Research Field

Essential Qualifications

JRF-E1901

03

1.  Particle Image Velocimetry.

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Aerospace  /   Aeronautical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

 

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Aerospace  /  Mechanical  /   Aeronautical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

2.  Estimation of dynamic stability derivatives from free flight tests.

3.  Development of time efficient simulation model and control law design for non-axis symmetric SCRAMJET engine

JRF-E1902

01

1.  Multi – disciplinary design optimization  (MDO) of a Hybrid Drone.

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Aeronautical Engineering   /   Aerospace Engineering  /   Mechanical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalentin Aeronautical Engineering  /   Aerospace Engineering  /   Mechanical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1903

01

1. Development of computational tool for the prediction of hybrid rocket motor performance

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical  /  Aerospace  /   Aeronautical  /  Propulsion  /  Computer Science  /   Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical  /  Aerospace  /   Aeronautical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1904

01

1 .Design and development of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) systems.

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Embedded Systems  /  VLSI in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics & Communication   /   Applied Electronics & Instrumentation  /   Applied Electronics Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1905

01

1. Optimized Controller for Control Actuation System

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Control SystemsEngineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Electrical & Electronics Engineering  /  Electronics & Communication Engineering  /   Applied Electronics & Instrumentation  /   Applied Electronics in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1906

01

1.Modelling, Realization & Optimization of an Electro Mechanical Component.

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Electrical Machines  /  Power Electronics  /  Drives  /  Control System in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Electrical & Electronics   /  Electronics & Communication  /   Applied Electronics & Instrumentation  /   Applied Electronics Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1907

01

1.  Secure hardware cryptographic implementations

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Microelectronics   /   VLSIin First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics & Communication  /   Applied Electronics & Instrumentation  /  Applied Electronics Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1908

01

1.       Advanced signal processing algorithm

development for RADAR applications.

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Signal Processing  /  Communication Systems in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics & Communication Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1909

01

1.Mission design using Interplanetary transport network with dynamic system theory

M.E  /M.Techor equivalent in Control Systems  /  System Science & Automation, Control & Instrumentationand Control & Guidance in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Electrical & Electronics  /   Electronics & Communication  /  Applied Electronics & Instrumentation  /   Applied Electronics  /  Computer Science  /  Aerospace Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1910

01

1.   Characterization of high speed A-D converters

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in VLSI   /   Digital Electronics in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics & Communication   /   Applied Electronics & Instrumentation  /   Applied Electronics Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1911

01

1.   Cold atom based inertial sensor development

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Optical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

M.Sc. Degree in Physics or B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Electrical & Electronics   /   Electronics & Communication in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1912

01

1.  Development and implementation of temporal and spatial phase shifting algorithms for use in optical interferometry techniques

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in OpticalEngineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

M.Sc. Degree in Physics or B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1913

01

1.  Design, Analysis, Simulation and Experimental studies of Large Membrane / Inflatable Structures for Space Applications

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Structural  /   Mechanical  /   Machine Design Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical  /  Civil Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1914

01

1.  Development of CVD based Silicon Carbide Coating on Carbon-Carbon Composite

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Material Science Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1915

02

1.  Improvement of mechanical properties at cryo temperatures of martensitic stainless steel by optimizing the alloy composition and process parameters.

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Metallurgy  /  Material Science &Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Metallurgy  /  Material Science &Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

2.  Modelling and Structure property correlation of diffusion bonding in Titanium Alloys

JRF-E1916

01

1.  Thermo-Mechanical Response of Polymer matrix composites under High Heating Rates

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in Engineering Design   /   Thermal Engineering   /   Structural  /   MechanicalEngineeringin First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1917

03

1.   Modelling and development of low density foam products for cryo insulation and other space applications

M.E  /M.Tech or equivalent in ChemicalEngineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E  /  B.Tech or equivalent in Chemical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

2.  Modelling and development of CNT based nano composites for space applications

3.  Zero effluent system - AP

JRF-S1918

01

1.  Low energy transfers to planets and Lagrangian points.

M.Sc. Degree inMathematics in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

 

Knowledge of computer Programming  is desirable.

JRF-S1919

01

1.Development of Medium-Low permittivity Electromagnetic ceramics

M.Sc. Degree in Physics in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-S1920

02

1. Doppler weather radar operations and atmospheric studies

M.Sc Degree in Physics   /   M.Sc. Degree in Meteorologyin First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-S1921

06

1.  Synthesis and characterization of Boron Nitride nanostructures

M.Sc. Degree in Chemistryin First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

2.  Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of energetic room temperature ionisable fuels.

3.Investigations on Re-mendable high performance polymer matrices.

4. Energetic binders and plasticizers for high performance propellants

5. Studies on Modification of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) to improve electromagnetic “shielding” & absorbing” properties

6. Investigation on the Polymer derived ternary carbides and nitrides for high temperature applications

JRF-S1922

01

1. Reliability estimation for Human Rated Launch vehicle Missions

M.Sc. Degree in Statisticsin First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA  /  CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE [ RA ] :

Position No.

No. of Positions

Research Field

Essential Qualifications

RA-1923

01

Development of next generation 20kw fuel cell

Ph.D. in Chemistry. Their Ph.D. work should have been carried out in Electro Catalysts / Fuel Cells / Electrolysers.

RA-1924

01

Development of next generation 20kw fuel cell

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Their Ph.D. work should have been carried out in PEM fuel cells

RA-1925

01

Development of next generation 20kw fuel cell.                                   

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Their Ph.D. work should have been carried out in PEM fuel cell modelling and simulation.

           

 

 

Note:

1.   The above vacancies may vary depending upon the actual requirement.

2.  The Centre reserves the right not to fill up any of the positions, if it so decides.

 

General conditions/Instructions

 

01. The applicants for JRF positions should also have qualified one of the followingtests and the year of qualification and score have to be furnished in the online application.

 

                                                 i.          CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test, including NET-Lectureship.

                                               ii.          Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by MHRD.

                                              iii.          Joint Admission Test (JAM) conducted by MHRD.

                                             iv.          Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST)

 

02. For all Engineering disciplines, GATE qualification is mandatory.

 

03.    The positions are temporaryand  for specific duration.

04.    THOSE WHO POSSESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AS ON THE LAST DATE OF APPLICATION ONLY NEED TO APPLY.

 

05.    Age limit (as on 30.10.2019).Minimum age is 18 years for all positions.

06.    Remuneration :

Sl No.

Position No.

Name of Position

Age Limit

Monthly remuneration

UR

OBC

SC

ST

01

JRF- E1901 to JRF–S1922

JRF

28 years

31 years

33 years

33 years

` 31,000/-

02

RA - 1923  to RA - 1925

RA

35 years

38 years

40 years

40 years

` 47,000/-

                 (Ex-Servicemen, Meritorious Sportspersons & Persons With Disability (PWD)are eligible for age relaxation as per Government of India orders)

06. The Junior Research Fellowship is initially for a period of ONE YEAR and is renewable annually for a total period of FIVE years.  There will be a review of the activity every year for the renewal of the fellowship. 

 

07. The Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) carries an amount of `31,000 per month with a possibility to be increased to `35,000/- as Senior Research Fellow (SRF) after two years, on successful completion and review of research work of the previous two years by a review committee. In addition, the research fellows (JRFs / RAs) will be entitled for HRA as admissible. However, they will not be entitled to Dearness Allowance (DA).

 

08. The selected JRFs are encouraged to register for higher studies.

 

09.    The Organisation provides medical facilities (Contributory Health Service Scheme) for self, free transport facilities, subsidised canteen facilitiesetc..The Centre has a well-stocked Library that provides an excellent opportunity for professional development.

10.    At present, the place of posting is VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram, but the selected candidates are liable to be posted in any of the Centres / Units of the Indian Space Research Organisation/Department of Space situated anywhere in India as and when required.

11.    Candidates will have to produce the proof of the details furnished in their applications submitted on-line as and when required.

12.    Selection Process :The selection of JRF& RA  will be based on the performance in the interview. Initial screening of applications will be conducted to short-list meritorious candidates for interview. The qualification prescribed is the minimum requirement and the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for interview. The interview will be scheduled at VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram. The call letter for interview will be sent to the short-listed candidates by e-mail. The result of the interview will be announced at the VSSC website subsequently.

13.    Candidates applying for JRF positions with multiple research fields may note that if selected, allocation of research field will be decided by  the Centre.

14.    At the time of interview the candidates are required to produce original documents of the following:

1)    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.

2)    No Objection Certificate, from the employer concerned in respect of those applicants who are employed under Central / State Government / Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous Bodies.

15. Research Associate [RA] :

a)         The Research Associateship is initially for a period of ONE YEAR and is renewable annually for a total period of two years (three years in exceptional cases). There will be a review of the progress of the work before the renewal every year and the remuneration  will be fixed at `49,000/`54,000 for the 2nd and 3rd year respectively.

b)         Candidates should submit a research proposal (not exceeding 2000 words) on the work they intend to carry out at VSSC in the research field mentioned in the advertisement with the application.

c)        All eligible candidates for RA  are requested to submit the application along with the following documents only by email to <ao_rectt@vssc.gov.in>:

1)       Scanned copy of the Application in the prescribed format attached.

2)       Abstract of Ph.D. thesis

3)       List of Publications

4)       Research proposal (maximum of 2000 words) on the Research Field indicated.

5)       Detailed Bio-data

6)       Scanned copy of the certificates in proof of educational qualifications, age, work experience etc.

16.                  Only Indian Nationals need apply.

17.    No interim correspondence will be entertained.

18.    Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

19. Candidates working under Central/State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous bodies etc. should submit their application through proper channel or submit ‘No objection certificate’ at the time of interview.

20.  Candidates possessing Degrees awarded by foreign universities should produce the equivalency certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, at the time of interview.

21.    Applications submitted without complete information, photo, signature etc. will besummarily rejected.

 

22. HOW TO APPLY :

1)       Applications for the position of JRF-E1901 to JRF- S1922 will be received through on-line only and for RA-1923 to RA-1925, applications in prescribed format along with required documents to be sent to email <ao_rectt@vssc.gov.in>  and all further communications will be made to the applicants through e-mail/VSSC website only. Therefore, the applicants are advised to check their e-mail and visit the VSSC website from time to time.Submission of on-line applications  in the website http://www.vssc.gov.in will be open from­­­­­­­­­­­1000 hours on 16.10.2019 to 1700 hours on 30.10.2019.  The candidates registered under National Career Service (NCS) portal and fulfilling the eligibility conditions may visit ISRO website and follow the application procedure as stated.

 

2)       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.

 

3)       The applicants need not sendany documents such as print out of online application, copies of certificates/mark lists in proof of educational qualification, work experience, age etc. by post.      

 

"Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply"

 

Note : In case of submission of duplicate/multiple applications against a particular position, the latest application submitted before the closing date of submission of application shall be considered for further processing.

 

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 APPLICATION FORMAT [RESEARCHASSOCIATE ]

1.

Position applied for

 

 

2.

Advertisement No.

 

 

3.

Name in full (in BLOCK LETTERS)

 

 

4.

Date and Place of birth

 

 

5.

Age as on

 

 

6.

Nationality

 

 

7.

Parent’s/Spouse’s name

 

 

8.

Address for correspondence (in BLOCK LETTERS)

(email id …………………………………….

Mob No. …………………….………………)

 

 

9.

Nearest Railway Station

 

 

10.

Permanent Address

 

 

11.

Whether Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/OBC/Others (Specify which is applicable) 

 

 

12.

Do you opt for Interview in Hindi           

 

   YES / NO

13.

Educational/Professional  qualifications   [indicating   clearly   the   Examinations   passed/ Courses undergone/University/Board/Institution/Year of passing/Class and Percentage of marks (corrected upto two decimals)/Subjects taken, etc.].

 

 

14.

Details of previous/present employment/training, if any, in chronological order starting from the   present position backwards  (indicating the name of the employer with full address, post held, salary drawn, period of service, nature of duties, etc.).

 

 

15.

If your answers to Serial numbers 12 and 13 above do not cover all the period from School leaving to till date, briefly state how you spent the uncovered period.

 

 

16

If selected, the minimum time required to join the post.

 

 

17.

Any other relevant information you wish to add including references.

 

 

DECLARATION

I affirm that the information given in this application is true and correct. I also fully understand that if at any stage it is discovered that any attempt has been made by me to willfully conceal or misrepresent the facts, my candidature may be summarily rejected or my employment terminated.

 

Date:                                                               Signature of the candidate

 

 

 

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