IGCAR Kalpakkam Recruitment JRF – Junior Research Fellow (50 Posts)

IGCAR Kalpakkam Recruitment JRF – Junior Research Fellow (50 Posts) –  Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research –  ADVERTISEMENT NO. 3/201 4

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam is a premier research institute dedicated to the development of robust fast reactor technology based on intense multi-disciplinary research. IGCAR is empowering young, talented and motivated students to contribute to path-breaking discoveries in frontier areas of engineering/scientific research and cutting-edge technologies by offering Junior Research Fellowships.

Applications are invited from interested students for the award of Junior Research Fellowships of the Department of Atomic Energy tenable at the Centre. The selected candidates will be eligible to register for Ph.D. / Integrated Ph.D. in Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI, a deemed to be university of Department of Atomic Energy) or University of Madras or other reputed universities. IGCAR offers a unique opportunity to carry out research for their Ph.D. / Integrated Ph.D. in the areas of physical, chemical, engineering, environmental and information sciences.

The vibrant research and developmental activities of IGCAR encompass a wide spectrum of fields including condensed matter physics, high temperature chemistry, environmental science, applied mechanics, non destructive evaluation, structural mechanics, fluid dynamics, Robotics and Development of Intelligent Machines, Thermal Hydraulics and Structural Mechanics, Design of Critical Components, Nanotechnology, Modeling Studies, Post-accident Safety Analysis, Wireless Networking, Parallel Computing, Embedded and Simulator Systems, Advanced materials and manufacturing technologies, Reliability, Chemical Process Design, Modeling etc. State-of-the-art infrastructure is available at IGCAR for carrying out excellent research.

IGCAR Kalpakkam Recruitment JRF – Junior Research Fellow – Details 

No. of Posts : 50 Posts

Areas of Research Projects :

A. Chemical Sciences :  Chemical thermodynamics, Solid state and high temperature chemistry, Electrochemistry, Spectroscopy and laser, Radiochemistry, Advanced separation techniques, Actinide Chemistry, Trace / ultra-trace analytical techniques and Chemical sensors.

B. Physical Sciences :  Condensed Matter Physics: Investigations on behaviour of materials at low temperatures, high pressures and magnetic fields to explore novel properties of materials, Materials Physics : Investigations of defect properties of solids using ion beams and positrons and Computer simulations of material properties; Studies on surfaces and nanomaterials, and exploration of materials for sensors and detectors. Investigating phase transitions and dynamics in soft matter.

C. Engineering Sciences :  Robotics and Development of Intelligent machines, Thermal Hydraulics and Structural Mechanics, Design of critical components, Modeling studies, Post-accident Safety Analysis, Wireless networking, Parallel computing, Embedded and Simulator systems, Non-destructive Evaluation and Reliability, Chemical Process Design and Modeling.

The qualifying degrees for the above projects should be in one of the following disciplines:

a) Physics b) Materials Science
c) Chemistry
d) Computer Science
e) Metallurgy
f) Materials Science & Engineering
g) Materials Technology
h) Applied Physics
i) Applied Electronics
j) Chemical Engineering
k) Mechanical Engineering
l) Atmospheric Science
m) Nuclear Engineering/Nuclear Science & Technology
n) Library and Information Science

Note :  Those who have obtained their B.Tech degree in Chemical Engineering under the category of petroleum, polymer, sugar, oil, soap technology etc., are not eligible to apply

Qualification : i)  candidates should have secured minimum of 60% at post graduation and graduation levels from a recognized University  b)  Candidates should have consistent good academic record  c)  Candidates who have completed the relevant course are only eligible to apply

Age Limit :  The candidate should be less than 28 years of age as on 01.07. 201 4 (date of birth 1 st July 1986 or later). A relaxation of up to 5 years in age can be given in case of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe applicants, 3 years in case of Other Backward Class applicants and 10 years in case of Physically Challenged applicants.

Fellowship & Tenure :  The selected candidates will be initially taken as Junior Research Fellows (JRF) and will be paid a stipend of Rs.1 6,000/- per month (consolidated, likely to be upwardly revised). The fellowship will be provided initially for a period of two years. Continuation of the fellowship is subject to satisfactory performance and review at the end of each year. On satisfactory performance, the tenure of Fellowship will be further extended and upgraded to Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from the third year onwards with a stipend of Rs.1 8,000/- per month (consolidated). The total period of the fellowship shall in no case exceed five years. They are entitled for contingency grant including book allowance of Rs.20,000/- per year.

Accommodation :  The Selected candidates will be provided with subsidized bachelor Hostel Accommodation during the tenure.

How to Apply : Candidates are required to apply in the prescribed format. The application complete in all respects along with copies of relevant certificates / documents should be sent by Registered Post / Speed Post in an envelope superscribed as  “JRF, Advt. No. 3/201 4” & also the discipline clearly and addressed to  The Assistant Administrative Officer [R], Recruitment Section, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kancheepuram District, Kalpakkam – 603 102, Tamil Nadu.

Last Date : 12th December 2014

For details & Application format : IGCAR Kalpakkam Recruitment JRF – Junior Research Fellow

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