Research Associate III vacancy in NPL Recruitment 2021

Research Associate III vacancy in NPL Recruitment 2021

NPL March 2021 Notification Details
Research Associate III M.E/M.Tech, M.Phil/Ph.D
Job Location New Delhi
Total Vacancies 1
Salary Rs. 54,000/-Per Month
Last Date to Apply 23/03/2021

Qualification Details:

  • CSIR-NPL, New Delhi (a constituent laboratory of CSIR) desires to have qualified incumbents for purely temporary and contractual positions of under the various ongoing externally funded & time targeted sponsored projects as under:-
  • Advertisement No.Rectt. /01/2021
  • Name of the Post: Research Associate – III, GAP 190132
  • No of Post: Two (02)
  • Essential Educational Qualification: Ph.D. in Physics/Optics Or ME/M.Tech in Physics/Optical Engg. With three years experience and having at least one original research paper in SCI Journal.
  • Desirable: Experience in thin film deposition techniques; nanofabrication; vacuum technology; low temperature measurements; optical characterizations; programming languages like Matlab, Mathematica, Lab VIEW
  • Job description: Research work
  • Project /Scheme Title: Advanced Single Photon Detector & Establishment of Single Photon Detection Based Quantum Standard for QuEST (Quantum Enabled Science & Technology)
  • Tenure of project & Emoluments/ stipend per month: Rs.54,000/-+ HRA (up to 23.04.2022)


  • Age as on 31/03/2021: 35 Years

Instructions and Information for Candidates

  • Eligibility Criteria: The applicant must be a citizen of India.
  • Only those Candidates who have completed the essential qualification for whom the result has been declared are eligible to apply. Result awaited/Final semester appeared or appearing/Ph.D submitted etc. are not eligible to apply for any post. Experience if required in any post should only be post-qualification experience.
  • The total duration for which Project staff could be engaged will be for the duration of each project. Where the duration of the Sponsored/Consultancy Project is less than 5 years, the services will be co-terminus with the duration of the project.
  • There would be no automatic shifting of Project staff from one project to another. On completion of the tenure in one project, in case, one wants to apply for engagement in another project, he/she will have to go through the process of selection by submitting a fresh application under the new project. Appointment under the new project would be made only after submission of `No Demand Certificate’ and `No Dues certificate’ in the previous project and submission of resignation from the previous project.
  • The maximum duration, for which any Project staff could be engaged in different projects taken together, will be 5 years, i.e. the total period of five years of engagement of any Project staff in different projects taken together should be counted from initial date of engagement in a project onwards.
  • The performance of the Project staff would be reviewed periodically so that any one not found up to the mark, could be replaced. As such, the offer of appointment will be given for short duration i.e. 6- months/1 year, which may be extended further based on the recommendations of the committee duly constituted by the Director.
  • Leave: Project staff will be entitled for one day leave for each completed month’s service.
  • Reservation: As regards reservation, if all things are equal, SC/ST/OBC candidates may be given preference over General candidates so as to ensure their representation.
  • Other benefits: Project Staff will be provided dispensary facility if available. Project Staff engaged as temporary project manpower shall be covered under group medical insurance scheme offered by insurance companies and expenditure shall be debited from the project staff.
  • Registration for Ph.D.: The facility for Ph.D. registration shall be allowed to those Project Staff who have worked for a minimum period of two years and have at least cleared CSIRUGC Lecturer ship (NET) or GATE examination or published 01 paper in international peer reviewed SCI indexed journals.
  • There would be no component of increment etc. for Project staff and the consolidated remuneration to be paid to Project staff may be called “Stipend”.
  • A Candidate may apply for maximum of 02 (Two) posts. Separate application may be submitted for each post code if a candidate is desirous of applying for more than 01 (One) Post.
  • Mode of Selection: The candidates will be shortlisted for interview through a screening process. Only the short-listed candidates will be interviewed by Selection Committee.
  • In case the final certificates reflect CGPA, GPA, etc, in that case, the candidate should convert the same in to equivalent percentage as per the approved formula of the university in the application and a copy of such conversion formula must be attached alongwith the application.
  • Relaxation of age for SC/ST/ OBC /PWD /Women: Age limit for Project staff shall be as advertised with relaxation for statutory groups and women as per GOI rules.
  • CSIR-NPL reserves the right to cancel or withdraw the Offer of engagement in case of any discrepancy found, in the candidature of any empanelled candidate at any stage.
  • Other terms & conditions will be governed as per guidelines issued by the funding agency/CSIR Hqrs. for the engagement of above Project Staff as amended from time to time.
  • The candidates will be free to answer in Hindi during interview.
  • Date of Interview: 31h March, 2021 through online platform.
  • If a large number of applications are received then the Candidates will be shortlisted by a screening committee based on academic qualification and /or experience. In case of short listing done by screening committee, the committee will adopt its own criteria for bringing down the number of candidate to be called for interview. All shortlisted candidates will be provided link via email for attending the interview which will be held through video conference.
  • Incomplete/wrong information, detected at any stage, would render the candidate liable to rejection.
  • Apply separately for different projects and positions.
  • No interim communication at the given Email ID except the application form will be attended and entertained. Any mail, email or call would not be entertained regarding the status of application form.


  • Candidate should go through the advertisement carefully to check their suitability in the area.
  • The posts advertised are provisional and subject to ascertaining the availability of funds under the respective projects before the declaration of results and Issue of engagement letter.


  • CSIR National Physical Laboratory, Dr. K.S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi – 110012

Selection Procedure :

  • Only short listed candidates will be intimated to be interviewed through online platform.
  • Mode of Selection: The candidates will be shortlisted for interview through a screening process. Only the short-listed candidates will be interviewed by Selection Committee.

How to Apply :

  • Eligible candidates should fill the downloaded application from website and send the application along with scanned copies of self attested testimonials in support of Educational Qualifications (mark sheets & certificates), Experience, Publications and Category in a single PDF file by email to latest by 23rd March, 2021 at 3:00 Noon.
  • Date of Interview: 31h March, 2021 through online platform

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