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JOB POST: Junior Research Fellow @ IISER Bhopal [Monthly Salary Rs. 31K]: Apply by September 15: Expired

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IISER Bhopal JRFAbout

Applications are invited from highly motivated and team-oriented young candidates for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) at the Greenhouse gas Modeling and Applications (GMA) group, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) IISER Bhopal.
The GMA group’s research centers on understanding the Carbon Cycle Dynamics in a Changing Climate Scenario, which involves quantifying the geospatial distribution of sources and sinks of greenhouse gases at the scales relevant to policymakers.
This requires the implementation of a chain of data assimilation procedures, utilizing heterogeneous data from multi-data streams as well as devising of modeling tools that are capable of resolving spatiotemporal scales on which the carbon-climate system operates and mitigation efforts matters. The JRF fellowship is supported by the Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB).


01 (One) JRF


Initially for a year, but extendable based on candidate’s performance.
Essential Qualifications
1) Master’s (M.Sc.)/M.Tech degrees in any of the disciplines of Atmospheric Science, Geophysics, Physics, Environmental Physics/Science, Mathematics, and Chemical, Environmental, Computer and Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution with a minimum of 60% marks or CGPA/CPI of 7.0 on a 10 point scale (overall percentage/CGPA/CPI; not only in majoring subject).
Candidates having an M.Tech./M.E. degree from India must have qualified the GATE exam at the time of admission to the M.Tech./M.E. program. The GATE examination is exempt for those with B.Tech. from IITs or BS-MS from IISERs with CGPA/CPI more than 8.0 on a 10 point scale.
2)  Strong background in Mathematics/Numerical methods with motivation towards Atmospheric Sciences.
3)  In addition to minimum qualification, for all candidates, National level examinations like National Eligibility Test (NET)/CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/INSPIRE-Ph.D./GATE/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other equivalent Fellowship is mandatory.

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Desirable Qualification

1)  Experience in Programming (like FORTRAN, C/C++, Matlab, Python, NCL, etc.); Shell scripting.
2)  Handling of a large volume of data and conversant with data format like NetCDF, HDF, GRIB, etc.
3)  Working experience in LINUX/UNIX environment.
4)  Strong aptitude towards pursuing Ph.D.


31,000/- + 16% H.R.A.

Application Procedure

The application should be submitted by e-mail (dhanya@iiserb.ac.in) using the given application FORMAT, with the email subject heading “SERB_JRF_19_{Candidate’s name}”.The application should reach on and before 15th September 2019, by e-mail only (dhanya@iiserb.ac.in). Other modes of applications and/or different or modified application format will NOT be accepted.
Incomplete application will not be considered and no correspondence will be entertained with regard to application status. Only shortlisted candidates will be asked to appear for an interview. No TA/DA will be paid to attend the interview. The candidate selected will be required to join as early as possible.


PI, Dr. Dhanyalekshmi K. Pillai
Assistant Professor, Earth, and Environmental Sciences
Head, Max Planck Partner Group (MPI-BGC, Germany)
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Bhopal Bhopal Bypass Road, Bhauri
Bhopal 462 066, Madhya Pradesh, INDIA.

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