Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM) invites applications for various faculty positions of the Institute from eligible Indian Nationals, Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) with outstanding academic achievements, ability to establish a vibrant research programme, and passion for teaching. Appointments will be made in the schools of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics within the flexible four-tier faculty framework followed by the institutions of national importance under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Applications should be submitted online as per the instructions given in the website. Incomplete submissions not supported by relevant documents will be rejected.The deadline for submission of applications is 11:59 pm IST on 15 September 2019.
Designation and Pay
Eligibility and Experience
Assistant Professor Grade II Level 10 Cell 8, minimum pay Rs 70,900 + HRA + Travel allowance.
Ph.D. with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree(s) in the appropriate branch with very good academic record throughout. Age preferably below 32 years.
Assistant Professor Grade I Level 12 Cell 1, minimum pay Rs 1,01,500 + HRA + travel allowance + pension benefits under New Pension Scheme (NPS) of Govt. of India.
Ph.D. with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree(s) in the appropriate branch with a very good academic record throughout. Three years of Industrial/Research/Teaching experience excluding the duration of Ph.D. Age preferably below 36 years.
Associate Professor Level 13A2 Cell 1, minimum pay Rs 1,39,600 + HRA + travel allowance + pension benefits under New Pension Scheme (NPS) of Govt. of India.
Ph.D. with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree(s) in the appropriate branch with a very good academic record throughout. Six years of Teaching/Industry/Research Experience of which at least three years should be at the level of Assistant Professor Grade 1 in institutions of national and international repute.
Professor Level 14A Cell 1, minimum pay Rs 1,59,100 + HRA + travel allowance + pension benefits under New Pension Scheme (NPS) of Govt. of India.
Ph.D. with first class or equivalent at the preceding degree(s) in the appropriate branch with a very good academic record throughout. Ten years of Teaching/Industry/Research experience of which at least 4 years should be at the level of Associate Professor in institutions of national and international repute.
The following are the preferred areas of expertise for selection at the assistant professor level:
School of Biology:
Molecular and Structural Biology with expertise in biochemistry and structural analysis (based on NMR and/or X-ray crystallography and/or Electron microscopy)
Computational Biology, Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
Physiology and Metabolism
Field Ecology and Ecological Modeling with expertise in vertebrate ecology.
Biology of Diseases/Infectious Diseases (Host-pathogen interactions including virology, immunotherapy and immunology)
Neurobiology and Systems Neuroscience
School of Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry with specialization in electronic structure calculation
Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis
Bioinorganic/Biomimetic Inorganic Chemistry
Chemical Biology/Biophysical Chemistry
Organic Materials with emphasis on chemistry of polymers
School of Physics
Quantum Information and Quantum Technologies – Experiment/Theory
High-Energy Physics/Gravity/Gravitational Waves and Experiments/Cosmology/ Astrophysics
Atomic and Molecular Physics with specialization in cold atom physics
Electronics and Instrumentation
Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Physics
Applied Physics with focus on Atmospheric Sciences or Energy Materials or Plasma Processing or Microwave Engineering or Satellite Imaging
Functional Materials Research
School of Mathematics
The appointment of Faculty will be governed by NIT (Amendment) Act - 2012 (National Institute Technology Science Education Research (NITSER) Act) and its amendments from time to time and as per the provisions of the IISER Statutes.
Reservations under various categories will be according to the Government of India norms as applicable to IISERs.
Candidates working in Government Organizations/Institutions/Universities/Public sector undertakings should apply through proper channel.
No enquiries of any kind in regard to the selections will be entertained.
Institute reserves the right to screen and call only those candidates found suitable for interview. The eligibility criteria are only a bare minimum and mere fulfillment of the same will not entitle any candidate to be called for interview. If the number of applications received is large, the Institute may restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than the minimum prescribed. For exceptional candidates, Institute reserves the right to relax the eligibility criteria such as age, educational qualification, etc.
The institute reserves the right not to fill any vacancy advertised without any reason. The decision of the Institute in all matters shall be final and binding. Legal disputes, if any, shall be settled under the Court of Law within the jurisdiction at Thiruvananthapuram.
About Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Thiruvananthapuram
The Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM) is dedicated to scientific research and science education of international standards. The IISER TVM is established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, in 2008. The institute aims to provide high quality education in modern science, integrating it with outstanding research at the undergraduate level itself, and to develop a spirit of enquiry cutting across disciplines. IISER-TVM is an autonomous institution offering a five-year BS-MS programme in addition to iPh.D and Ph.D. programmes in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and inter-disciplinary areas. IISER-TVM operates at Vithura, 40 kilometres from Thiruvananthapuram city, at the foot of the Ponmudi hills. With rich greenery and a spectacular mountain backdrop, this eco-friendly campus enjoys a tranquil environment, ideal for the conduction of research and learning.
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