Internal Advertisement: 5/2012

Applications are invited from departmental candidates for the posts of Scientific Assistant-B (Library) and Scientific Assistant-B

Applications are invited from departmental candidates for the posts of Scientific Assistant-B (Library) and Scientific Assistant-B


A staff member is eligible to be considered as internal / departmental candidate provided the member is a regular staff, i.e., the member is appointed against regular post in TIFR and has completed 3 years of continuous service in the Institute.


Relaxation up to a maximum of five years, if required for regular staff is permissible.  For posts with Grade Pay of Rs.2800 /-  and below, relaxation is upto the age of 40 years. 


1. NOC from Reporting Officer / Section head is mandatory.

2. There is no relaxation in qualification required for the post.

3. Internal candidate selected for the new post will be on probation for one year during which period `On the Job Training’ may be given, if deemed necessary.

4. The substantive post vacated by the regular staff, after appointment to the new post, will be filled as per procedure. 


The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune [NCRA] of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research [TIFR] [an autonomous institute under the umbrella of the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India) is an internationally reputed research institute. NCRA-TIFR is located inside the Pune University Campus. Facilities operated by NCRA-TIFR include, the Ooty Radio Telescope (ORT) and the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT). Located about 80 KM north of Pune, GMRT is the world's largest radio telescope at metre wavelengths. NCRA is on the lookout for suitably qualified candidates for the following position:


  1. Scientific Assistant-B [Library]  [1 Post: OBC, HQ: Pune]
    [TME: 28672/-; PB-2: 9300-34800, GP: 4200]
    Click here to apply online

Essential Qualifications: (i) B.Sc. with at least 60% marks and Graduate in Library Science with minimum 60% marks  (ii) Should be conversant with using  of personal computers and running applications on it..

Experience: Minimum 2 years experience in well-established Scientific/Technical Library.

Desirable : Preference will be given to candidates having extensive knowledge of Information Technology including the use of Library Management Softwares.

Job Requirements :  The candidate will be required to handle routine library duties, digital databases and web-based services. 

Age: Below 31 years.


  1. Scientific Assistant-B [1 Post: UR, HQ: Pune] 
    [TME: 28672/-; PB-2: 9300-34800, GP: 4200]
    Click here to apply online. 

Essential Qualifications: (i) Science Graduate with at least 60% marks or  SSC, HSC followed by Diploma in Engineering with 60% marks (ii) Knowledge of use of personal computers and its applications

Experience: (i) Minimum 2 year experience in DTP or related areas (ii) Familiarity with packages such as CorelDraw, Photoshop, PageMaker, Adobe illustrator, etc. (iii) Experience in poster making, brochure preparation and printing, text layout, etc.

Desirable :  (i) Knowledge of photography and handling of professional photography equipment (ii) familiarity with audio and video conferencing equipment (iii) experience in creative art work.

The selected candidate will be expected to work with computer group at NCRA in areas related to preparation of posters, brochures, general publicity material, handling of audio and video conferencing equipment and general computer systems related works.

Age: Below 28 years.

General Conditions :  (1)  Age will be reckoned as on 1st July 2012.  (2) Candidates are liable to be transferred to other field stations/centres of the Institute.

How to apply: The candidates who possess the prescribed qualifications, experience and are interested in being considered for the above posts, may send their applications giving full details in the prescribed application format given below together with copies of relevant certificates/testimonials through their respective heads of sections so as to reach the undersigned before 29th October 2012.  Candidates are also encouraged to apply on-line at (click here to apply online).  In exceptional circumstances, signed application in the format given below will also be accepted.  They should be sent in a sealed cover superscribing the post applied for on the envelope and sent to the Head (Admin. & Finance), NCRA-TIFR, Post Bag 3, Ganeshkhind, Pune University Campus, Pune 411007.

Application Format: (1) Advt. No. (2) Name, Serial No. of the Post (3) Name of the applicant (4) Date of Birth (attach certificate) (5) Nationality (6) Whether belonging to SC/ST/OBC (attach certificate incl. Non-Creamy Layer for OBC) (7) Permanent Address (8) Address for correspondence (9) Qualifications starting from SSC / X Std. (attach certificates) (10) Experience with details of organization, post held, duration of service, scale of pay, basic pay (attach certificates). (11) Names and addresses of two referees, with their email ids and cell numbers / telephone numbers, who are familiar with your professional work. (12) Details, if called for interview in the Institute, earlier.


Note : Applicants should submit NOC at the time of interview, if the application is not forwarded through proper channel.  The Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for interview upto a reasonable limit, on the basis of qualification and experience higher than the minimum prescribed above.  Mere possessing the qualification and experience does not entitle the candidate for being called for interview.

Applicants are advised to go through all parameters indicated in this notice and satisfy themselves about their suitability of age limit and essential qualification for the posts before applying.  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.   

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