ISRO URSC Recruitment 2021: Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Research Associate (RA) at U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru

ISRO URSC Recruitment 2021: Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Research Associate (RA) at U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru

ISRO URSC Recruitment 2021: Applications invited for several Junior Research Fellow and Research Associate posts, check details. Inviting online applications for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Research Associate (RA)

On-line applications are invited for engaging as /Offering of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Research Associate (RA) at U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

U R Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) situated in Bengaluru of Karnataka State is the lead centre of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for satellite technology. URSC is in the forefront of spacecraft technology towards conceptualization, design, development, fabrication, testing, launch and in-orbit management of spacecraft.

As a sequel to its mandate of spacecraft development, the centre is engaged in development of cutting-edge technologies of relevance to its activities and infrastructures set-up for design, development, fabrication and testing of spacecraft.

Over a period of four decades, URSC has successfully established Indian National Satellite (INSAT) system, which is one of the largest domestic communication satellite systems in Asia-Pacific region and Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) system which is one of the largest constellations of earth observation satellites in operation.

NAVigation with Indian Constellation (NAVIC) an independent Indian Satellite based regional positioning system with a constellation of seven satellites for critical national applications will be operational shortly.

Mars Orbiter Mission, Chandrayaan- I, Astrosat are some of the scientific and exploration missions which have garnered the attention internationally.

The future missions being undertaken by URSC is highly challenging and provide opportunity to undertake development of innovative technologies and establish the advanced infrastructure needed for space exploration and beyond.

ISRO URSC Recruitment

Position No.Number
of
Vacancies
Essential Minimum QualificationArea of Work/ Job SpecificationMode of Selection
JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (JRF)
JRF0101M.Sc. in Physics/ Engineering Physics/ Optics/ Applied Optics.
The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.
Development of segmented mirror optics.Characterization of mirror segment using different test methods.Alignment of segments to form large size telescope mirror and evaluation of the system performance.Interview
JRF0202M.Sc. in Physics / Applied Physics / Solid State Physics.
The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.
Development of MEMS gyroscope.Fabrication of single crystal silicon micro machined devices using silicon on Glass Technology.Micro-fabrication and characterization of the devices.Spacecraft solar panel/ Battery development which includes design, fabrication, testing of photovoltaic solar panels/ batteries.Interview
JRF0301M.Sc. in Physics/Materials Science/Applied Physics or M.E./ M.Tech. or equivalent in Material Science.
The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.
Filter development in the Infrared (IR) region.Design, material property studies, filter development, characterization, environmental durability studies, etc.Interview
JRF0403M.Sc. in Physics/ Astrophysics/Planetary Sciences.
The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.
X ray instrumentationPlanetary X ray spectroscopyAstrophysical data analysis.Interview
JRF0504

( Out of 04
Vacancies,
02vacancies
areidentified
for ISTRAC,
Bengaluru.)
M.E/M.Tech. in Electronics with Digital Design and VHDL as subject.
The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.
FPGA/VHDL design for digital logics design, control applications, integration and testing with System on Chip, validation & testing.Development of FPGA’s for embedded systems and NAVIC ground systems. Development of Automatic Test systems for satellite on board avionics hardware and software testing.Development of algorithms for multipath mitigation & RF Interference mitigation in NAVIC Ground systems.Interview
JRF0602M.Sc. in Chemistry.
The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.
Development, testing and characterization of Surface treatment activities on 3-D printed metallic as well as non-metallic components.Development of carbon nanotubes ultra-black coatings on various substrates.Modelling of Cell/BatteryChemical Analysis of Lithium ion cells using various analytical tools.Interview
JRF0702M.E / M.Tech. in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning/ Data Analytics.
The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.
Development of software and programming for Mission operations, ground segment activities.Optimization and efficient algorithm development for payload programming activities.Interview
JRF0801M.E / M.Tech in Opto-electronics or Instrumentation.
The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.
Design testing & evaluation of Laser based instruments.Interview
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (RA)
RA0101Ph.D. in Physics / Optics / Applied Optics /Opto-electronics .
Or
Having three years of research, teaching and design and development experience after M.Tech. /M.E or equivalent.With degree/specialization in Applied Optics/ Optics/ Optical Engineering / Laser & Electro-Optical Engineering / Photonics with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal.
Development of precision atomic optical systems (atomic clock) with focus on following activities:
Employ suitable spectroscopic methods to improve the temperature stability of tunable laser source and optimize its frequency locking.Investigate sensitive optical detection techniques such as laser frequency modulation to enhance the signal (quantum coherence – atomic resonance) contrast.Devise design configuration of Physics Package, particularly atomic cell, for optimal system performance via systematic investigation.
Interview
RA0201Ph.D. in Physics / Solid State Physics
Or
Having three years of research, teaching and design and development experience after M.Tech/M.E or equivalent. With degree/specialization in Solid State Electronics with at least one research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal.
Development, testing and characterization of solar cells: To understand the effect of radiation on multijunction solar cells and studies on solar array and power sources for interplanetary missions.Interview
Post Details

Educational Qualification – ISRO URSC Recruitment

For Position No. JRF01, JRF02 ,JRF04, JRF06: M.Sc or equivalent Degree in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% average of all Semesters or 6.84 CGPA/CPI on a 10 point scale. The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.

For Position No. JRF05, JRF07, JRF08: M.E. / M.Tech or equivalent post graduate degree in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% or CGPA/CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 point scale. The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.

For Position No. JRF03: For, M.Sc or equivalent Degree in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% average of all Semesters or 6.84 CGPA/CPI on a 10 point scale. For, M.E. /M.Tech or equivalent post graduate degree in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% or CGPA/CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 point scale. The candidates who are qualified in NET or NET equivalent examinations are only eligible to apply.

For Position No RA01, RA02 : Ph. D in the relevant field or having three years of research, teaching and design and development experience after M.Tech/M.E or equivalent post graduate degree in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% or CGPA/CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 point scale. Candidates possessing Ph.D awarded by foreign Universities/Institutions have to submit its Equivalency Certificate issued by Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi.

NET/NET Equivalent qualifications – ISRO URSC

Any national level examinations conducted by the Central Government departments / agencies for admission to Ph.D. programme are considered equivalent to NET. The following are the list of examinations, which can be equated to NET for the above positions:

  1. CSIR-UGC National Eligibility Test including NET-Lectureship.
  2. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) conducted by MHRD.
  3. Joint Admission Test (JAM) conducted by MHRD.
  4. Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST).

Age Limit – ISRO URSC Recruitment 2021

  • For the position of JRFs:

    Maximum Age of 28 years as on 01.10.2021 i.e. the closing date of receipt of online applications but relaxable by 5 years in case of SC / ST and 3 years in case of OBC candidates. Age relaxations as per Government of India orders are applicable to Ex-Servicemen, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), Widows, Divorced Women and Women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried.
  • For the position of RAs:

    Maximum Age of 35 years as on 01.10.2021 i.e. the closing date of receipt of online applications but relaxable by 5 years in case of SC / ST and 3 years in case of OBC candidates. Age relaxations as per Government of India orders are applicable to Ex-Servicemen, Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD), Widows, Divorced Women and Women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried.

Fellowship & Stipend – ISRO URSC Recruitment

  • For the position of JRFs:

    The Fellowship will be initially for a duration of TWO YEARS and is extendable for further periods based on the assessment of their work and requirement of project. The maximum period of engagement as Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow put together shall not exceed FIVE YEARS. JRFs with aptitude to pursue research in the respective areas will be encouraged to pursue Ph.D with an external university registration. Fellowship Stipend as JRF will be Rs. 31,000 per month, with a possibility to be increased to RS 35,000 per month, as SRF and HRA at the prescribed rates in force at the place of posting will be paid if they are not provided with Hostel accommodation and Medical benefits for self and members of his/her families residing with them will be allowed as per extant rules. No DA will be paid. The fellowship amount shall be taken as Basic pay for this purpose. JRFs are eligible only for casual leave. Maternity leave as per Govt. Of India instructions would be available to all female JRFs. Apart from this, the candidates selected will not be entitled to any other benefits or concessions admissible to regular employees. In addition, JRFs are eligible to get subsidised canteen facilities.
  • For the position of RAs:


    The RAs will be engaged initially for ONE YEAR with a Fellowship of RS 47,000 per month and extendable for further period based on assessment of their work and requirement of Project. The maximum period of engagement of RA shall not exceed beyond THREE YEARS. RAs will also be eligible for HRA at the prescribed rates in force at the place of posting will be paid if they are not provided with Hostel accommodation and Medical benefits for self and members of his/her families residing with them will be allowed as per extant rules. No DA will be paid. The fellowship amount shall be taken as Basic pay for this purpose. RAs are eligible for leave as per extant rules of this organisation. Maternity leave as per Govt. Of India instructions would be available to all female RAs. Apart from this, the candidates selected will not be entitled to any other benefits or concessions admissible to regular employees. In addition, RAs are eligible to get subsidised canteen facilities.

How to apply – ISRO URSC Recruitment 2021

  • The application for on-line registration will be hosted in the ISRO web-site i.e www.isro.gov.in under the caption “CAREERS” during the period from 11.09.2021 to 01.10.2021.Candidates may visit our website to register their applications on-line between11.09.2021 and 01.10.2021.Applications will be received through 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. Email ID of the applicant will have to be provided in the online application correctly and compulsorily (Hall tickets will be sent by email only).

Selection Process – ISRO URSC Recruitment

The qualification prescribed against each of the respective positions of JRFs and RAs is the minimum requirement and possession of the same does not automatically make the candidates eligible to be called for Interview. There will be an initial screening based on the academic performance and other parameters given in the on-line applications and only those who screened-in, will be called for Interview. The call letters for the Interview to the short-listed candidates will be sent only by e-mail. The result of the interview will be announced in the ISRO website subsequently.

  • NOTE:

    The on-line application has to be invariably followed-up with a ‘No Objection Certificate (NOC)’ from the Employer concerned by those who are already in employments under Central/State Government, Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous Body, duly indicating the Name, the position for which applied/Position No. and Registration No. on the reverse of the NOC.

General Conditions – ISRO URSC Recruitment

  • The position of JRF or RA will not confer any claim or right for regular appointment whatsoever in URSC or in any of ISRO/DOS Centres.
  • Originals of all certificates, mark sheets of all degrees and post graduate degree, Ph.D in proof of educational qualification, NET/NET equivalent qualification score card (Equivalency Certificate from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi in case of foreign Degree) Proof of work experience, age etc. should be produced at the time of interview. Candidates should also bring self-attested photocopies of all such certificates to the interview.
  • Those Candidates who have pursued Professional course through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) are not eligible to apply for both the positions.
  • Applications will be received through on-line only and all further communications will be made to the applicants through e-mail/ ISRO website only. Therefore, the applicants are advised to check their e-mail regularly and visit ISRO website from time to time. URSC will not be responsible for non-receipt of intimation regarding e-mail or / any communication due to technical or whatsoever reasons to the candidates.
  • Only passed candidates are eligible to apply. Students awaiting for final result are not eligible and hence need not apply.
  • The interview will be conducted for the screened-in candidates in Bengaluru only on a given date. However, URSC / ISRO reserves the right to conduct the interviews at any of the identified ISRO’s Center/s or Unit/s situated across India.
  • Any request for change in place and venue of interview or e-mail id for communication of the candidates will NOT be entertained.
  • Junior Research Fellows will be engaged initially for TWO YEARS and is extendable for further period based on the assessment of their work and requirements of project. The maximum period of engagement of Junior Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow shall not exceed FIVE YEARS. Awarding of SRF will be at the sole discretion of ISRO/DOS/URSC after the completion of two years as JRF. The fellowship will not confer any claim or right whatsoever for regular appointment in URSC or in any of ISRO/DOS Centres.
  • The Research Associates will be engaged initially for ONE Year and is extendable for further period based on the assessment of their work and requirement of the Project. The maximum period of engagement of RAs shall not exceed THREE YEARS. The fellowship will not confer any claim or right whatsoever for regular appointment in URSC or in any of ISRO/DOS/ Centres.
  • The number of positions indicated above are provisional and may vary depending on the actual requirements.
  • If a candidate does not fulfil the eligibility / conditions given in the advertisement, his/her candidature will be cancelled summarily at any stage on scrutiny whenever the discrepancy is noticed i.e. before or during interview or after the announcement of select panel / after issuing the offer letter.
  • The Selected JRFs / RAs are liable to be posted in any of the Centres/Units of the Indian Space Research Organization/Department of Space situated anywhere in India, as and when required. For details pertaining to location of ISRO Centre/Units, please visit www.isro.gov.in.
  • Outstation candidates shortlisted for interview will be paid to and fro Second-Class sleeper Railway fare by the shortest distance from the address given in on-line application to the place of interview or non-A/c Govt. Bus / fare or actual fare whichever is less on production of proof of journey, irrespective of the mode of journey performed by the candidate viz., Rail, Bus, Air, etc. If a candidate travels in a higher class of accommodation, by train, by bus or by Air, only second class train fare by the shortest distance excluding reservation / sleeper charges will be paid. (The candidates who are allowed for Interview after the successful document verification will alone be paid eligible Travelling Allowance).
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and seeking age relaxation should submit a latest copy of Caste Certificate/Certificate and candidates who claim age relaxations being PwBD and other categories of candidates as mentioned in para 4 (A&B) above need to bring relevant certificates issued by the Competent Authority in the prescribed proforma applicable for reservation / concessions for jobs under the Government of India.
  • URSC/ISRO reserves the right not to fill up all or any of the positions, if it so desires.
  • Only Indian Nationals need to apply.
  • No interim correspondence will be entertained. However, in case of any clarification, candidates may send their mail to [email protected]
  • CANVASSING IN ANY FORM FOR SECURING EMPLOYMENT IN URSC/ISRO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF THE CANDIDATURE OF THE APPLICANT.
  • It is for the candidate to ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria and comply with all the requirements and adheres to the instructions contained in this advertisement as well as in the application form in all respects. Candidates are therefore, urged to carefully read the advertisement and fill in the on-line application form and submit the same as per the instructions given in this regard.
  • Applications submitted without complete information, photo of the applicant, etc. will summarily be rejected. The Candidature of the applicants who upload the photo of other objects in the space provided for uploading photo, will not be considered for screening / interview under any circumstances.
  • 01.10.2021 (LAST DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ON-LINE APPLICATIONS) will be the cut-off date for all purposes like determining the age, qualification, etc.
  • In case of any ambiguity / dispute arises on account of interpretation of Hindi version, contents enumerated in English version only shall finally prevail.

NOTE – ISRO URSC Recruitment

The following files/documents in soft copies are mandatory requirements to complete the online application:

1. Colour Passport size Photograph (JPG/JPEG file of max. 50 KB).

2. Marks card of each semester for having passed with the required percentage wherever it is applicable in the qualifying exam to be attached as single pdf (Pdf file of 500 KB).

3. NET or equivalent qualification score card for JRF (Pdf file of 500 KB).

4. For RA position- Abstract of Ph.D thesis, award of Ph.D from University, or three years experience certificate and details of research paper in Science Citation Indexed (SCI) journal. (Pdf file of 500 KB).

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ISRO URSC Recruitment: Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Research Associate (RA) at U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru

विज्ञापन संख्‍या / Advertisement Number: URSC: 01 :2021

विज्ञापन दिनांक / Advertisement Date: Sep 11, 2021

ऑनलाइन आवेदन जमा करने की अंतिम तिथि / Last Date for Submission of Applications online: Oct 01, 2021

इसरो केंद्र / ISRO Centre: यू.आर. राव उपग्रह केंद्र, (यू.आर.एस.सी.) / U. R. Rao Satellite Centre (URSC)

स्‍थान / Location: बेंगलूर / Bengaluru

टिप्‍पणी / Remarks: 

Advertisement for Engaging Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Research Associate (RA) in U R Rao Satellite Centre, Bengaluru

Last date for submission of online application is 01.10.2021

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कार्यक्षेत्र / Area of Work: 

कनिष्‍ठ अनुसंधान अध्‍येतावृत्ति / Junior Research Fellowship

अनुसंधान सहायक / Research Associate

स्थिति / Status: Open

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