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Monday, April 18, 2016

Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA)

1) Post No. 4/1/1/2016

Name of the Post : Engineer ‘B’ (Software)
No. of post : One [SC]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 3 Rs.15600-39100 plus grade Pay Rs. 5400/-
Age limit : 35 years
Place of posting : Bangalore (Karnataka)
Qualification : B.E / B.Tech / M.Sc in Computer Science / Electronics & Communication or MCA or equivalent with at least 60% marks in the aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.

Experience : 
(a) Essential experience: Minimum experience of 2 years in the field of Web Development, content management system (CMS) and database management.

(b) Essential knowledge: Knowledge of Web Development, Drupal Content Management System, and troubleshooting. Proficient in PHP, HTML/CSS, Javascript and Java programming; familiar with Unix/Linux platform; Apache Server configuration; JBoss application server and PostgreSQL. Knowledge of scripting languages such as Perl/Python will be an added advantage.
Scope of work: Candidate will be responsible for management of institute’s official website, data archives, e-governance suite and the online job application portal. This involves dynamic maintenance, updating data, developing modules on website as per the requirement. Ensuring security of the web server, understanding the requirement of users and mapping them into technical document for developing website; testing the web modules independently; liaison with users; clear understanding of complete website.

2) Post No. 4/1/2/2016:

Name of the Post : Engineer ‘B’ (Optics)
No. of post : Two [UR-1 & OBC-1]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 3 Rs.15600-39100 plus grade Pay Rs. 5400/-
Age limit : 35 years
Place of posting : Bangalore (Karnataka)
Qualification : B.E / B/Tech (Mechanical /Instrumentation / Engg. Physics / Applied Optics) or M.Sc. (Physics / Optics) with at least 60% marks in the aggregate from a recognized University / Institution.

Experience : 2 years experience in optics design /fabrication and testing in reputed research institution / organization. Job description : Should involve in optical design, fabrication of optics in the optical workshop and optical metrology.

3) Post No. 4/1/3/2016:

Name of the Post : SECTION OFFICER
No. of post : One [UR]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 2 Rs.9300-34800 plus grade Pay Rs. 4600/-
Age limit : 35 years
Place of posting : Bangalore (Karnataka)
Qualification : (a) Essential: Bachelor’s degree in Science/Commerce/Arts or equivalent with at least 50% marks in the aggregate; 10 years relevant working experience in the field of Administration/Accounts/Stores & Purchase in a State / Central Govt. Department / Institution / Research Institute / Autonomous Bodies / Public Sector Undertaking / University, out of which 05 years regular service in the pay scale of Rs.9300-34800 in PB 2 with GP of Rs.4200/- or equivalent, with knowledge of computer applications such as word, excel, power point, internet, tally etc.
OR
Master’s degree in Science / Commerce / Arts or equivalent with at least 50% marks in the aggregate; with 08 years relevant working experience in the field of Administration/Accounts/Stores & Purchase in a State / Central Govt. Department / Institution / Research Institute / Autonomous Bodies / Public Sector Undertaking / University, out of which 05 years regular service in the pay scale of Rs.9300-34800 in PB 2 with GP of Rs.4200/- or equivalent, with knowledge of computer applications such as word, excel, power point, internet, tally etc.

(b) Desirable: Diploma in Secretarial Practice. Knowledge of Govt. rules & Regulations, Computer application / Management Information System, Secretarial knowledge, noting & drafting, preparation of minutes, awareness of working requirement etc., of scientific/technological/academic Institutions/organizations.
Job description :The appointee will be responsible for handling the work related to Establishment, Administration, Stores & Purchase and Accounts and secretarial work.

4) Post No. 4/1/4/2016:

Name of the Post : Technical Assistant (Optics)
No. of post : One [UR]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 2800/-
Age limit : 30 years
Place of Posting : Bangalore (Karnataka)

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Physics with at least 60% marks in the aggregate from a recognized University with 3 years experience in vacuum coating techniques or operating equipments in high precision manufacturing Industries/Laboratories.
OR
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (3 year full time course) with at least 60% marks in the aggregate from a Govt. recognized institution; 5 years experience in vacuum coating techniques or operating equipments in high precision manufacturing Industries/Laboratories.

Job description: Should involve in operating the vacuum coating plants for providing optical coating to various optics, measurement techniques, regular maintenance of the coating plants and involve in the optical fabrication work at the optical workshop.

5) Post No. 4/1/5/2016:

Name of the Post : Technical Assistant (Civil)
No. of post : One [OBC]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 2800/-
Age limit : 30 years
Place of posting : Bangalore (Karnataka)

Qualification : Diploma in Civil Engineering (3 year full time course) with at least 60% marks in the aggregate from a Govt. recognized institution. Familiarity with computers and knowledge of AUTOCADD, MS WORD & MS EXCEL software and applications relevant to preparation of bill of quantities, cost estimates, tender specifications etc.
Experience : Minimum 5 years experience after diploma in a leading National Laboratory/ Research Institute for major Projects of Civil Engineering. Experience in supervision and construction of new buildings, laboratories, roads and exposure to restoration works of old buildings/structures is essential. The candidate shall be well conversant with the knowledge of CPWD rules, specifications for preparation of estimates, tendering and execution of works. Experience of working in high altitude sites (approx: 10,000 ft above MSL) is desirable.
Job description: Preparation of detailed estimates, drawings and site supervision of new construction, renovation, and repair works.

6) Post No. 4/1/6/2016:

Name of the Post :UPPER DIVISION CLERK
No. of post : 6 [UR-2; OBC-2; SC-1 & PWD-1(HI Category)]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 2400/-
Age limit : 32 years
Place of posting: Bangalore (Karnataka)
Qualification : Essential: Bachelor’s degree in Arts / Science / Commerce or equivalent from a recognized University at least 50% marks in the aggregate; knowledge of computer applications such as word, excel, power point, internet, tally etc.

Experience : 3 years experience in handling Establishment / Administration /Accounts / Stores & Purchase matters in a State / Central Government / Autonomous Institutions / Public Sector undertakings / Corporate Sector of Repute.
Job Requirements : The appointee will be responsible for handling the issues of Establishment, Administration, Stores & Purchase and Accounts.

7)Post No. 4/1/7/2016:

Name of the Post : Junior Technical Assistant (Drafting)
No. of post : One [UR]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 2400/-
Age limit : 30 years
Place of posting : Bangalore (Karnataka)

Qualification : Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (3 year full time course) with at least 60% marks in the aggregate from a Govt. recognized institution with professional Training in Auto CAD software or any other design drafting software.
Experience : (a) Essential: 2 years experience in a reputed research institute or in a medium scale industry in preparing engineering 2D drawings (Mechanical/Civil), conversant with dimensional and geometrical tolerances, preparation of technical specifications and Bill of Material, Knowledge of MS word and MS Excel.
(b) Desirable : Knowledge of fabrication, machining, quality control (QC) and inspection methods. Knowledge of 3D drafting.
Job description : Design of instruments/equipments and preparation of Engineering drawings and follow up.

8)Post No. 4/1/8/2016:

Name of the Post : Mechanic ‘A’
No. of post : One [UR]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 1900/-
Age limit : 30 years
Place of posting : Bangalore (Karnataka)

Qualification : (a) Essential: SSLC with two years NCTVT certificate course (ITI) in Millwright mechanic/Machinist/Turner/Fitter with at least 60% marks from a Govt. recognized Industrial Training Institute
(b) Desirable: One year National apprenticeship training certificate (NAC).

Experience : (a) Essential: 2 years experience in a reputed research institute or in a medium scale industry doing high precision jobs, involving machine operations like, turning, milling, shaping, and grinding etc. on conventional machines.
(b) Desirable: Knowledge of Welding, Fitting, Assembly of Instruments, Maintenance of Instruments and Sheet metal work. Conversant with engineering drawings.
Job description : Instrument development works and maintenance of mechanical systems.

9)Post No. 4/2/1/2016:

Name of the Post :UPPER DIVISION CLERK
No. of post : One [OBC]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 2400/-
Age limit : 32 years
Place of posting : Hosakote (Karnataka)

Qualification : Essential: Bachelor’s degree in Arts / Science / Commerce or equivalent from a recognized University with at least 50% marks in the aggregate with knowledge of computer applications and software such as word, excel, power point, Experience : 3 years experience in handling Establishment / Administration / Accounts / Stores & Purchase matters in a State / Central Government / Autonomous Institutions / Public Sector undertakings / Corporate Sector Repute.
Job Requirements : The appointee will be responsible for handling the issues of Establishment, Administration, Stores & Purchase and Accounts.

10)Post No. 4/2/2/2016:

Name of the Post : Mechanic-A
No. of post : One [OBC]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 1900/-
Age limit : 30 years
Place of posting : Hosakote (Karnataka)

Qualification : (a) Essential: SSLC with two years NCTVT certificate course (ITI) in Millwright mechanic/Machinist/Turner/Fitter with at least 60% marks from a Govt. recognized Industrial Training Institute.
(b) Desirable: One year National apprenticeship training certificate (NAC).
Experience : (a) Essential: 02 years work experience in a reputed research institute / industry involved in clean room operations. The candidates should be well versed in maintenance of mechanical equipments such as ultrasonic cleaners, baking chambers, chillers, dehumidifiers, AHUs, pumps etc.
(b) Desirable: Conversant with engineering drawings and Auto CAD drafting.
Job description : The appointee will be responsible to assist for the maintenance of clean room lab and required to attend the emergency maintenance and testing work during nights and should be willing to work on shift basis.

11)Post No. 4/3/1/2016:

Name of the Post : Junior Research Assistant (Observations)
No. of post : One [UR]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 2400/-
Age limit : 30 years
Place of posting : Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
Qualification: (a) Essential: B.Sc. in Physics / Maths / Chemistry / Electronics or equivalent with at least 60% marks in the aggregate from a recognized university / institute

(b) Desirable: Knowledge of instrumentation and computers is desirable.
Experience: (a) Essential: Two years experience in college/university laboratory or in a research laboratory of an R & D organization.
(b) Desirable: Experience with astronomical telescopes.
Job description : Help the observer in operating the telescope in different modes. The incumbent will also perform the visitor’s duty in the museum and any other work specified by during off-seasons.

12) Post No. 4/3/2/2016:

Name of the Post : Mechanic ‘A’
No. of post : One [OBC]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 1900/-
Age limit : 30 years
Place of posting : Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu)
Qualification : (a) Essential: SSLC with two years NCTVT certificate course (ITI) in Millwright mechanic/Machinist/Turner/Fitter with minimum at least 60% marks from a Govt. recognized Industrial Training Institute.

(b) Desirable: One year National apprenticeship training certificate (NAC).
Experience : (a) Essential: 2 years experience in a reputed research institute or in a medium scale industry doing high precision jobs, involving machine operations like, turning, milling, shaping, and grinding etc. on conventional machines.
(b) Desirable: Knowledge of Welding, Fitting, Assembly of Instruments, Maintenance of Instruments and Sheet metal work. Conversant with engineering drawings.
Job description : Instrument development works and maintenance of mechanical systems.

13)Post No. 4/4/2016:

Name of the Post : Lower Division Clerk (Caretaker)
No. of post : One [UR]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 1900/-
Age limit : 30 years
Place of posting : Leh (Jammu & Kashmir)
Qualification: (i) 12th Class pass or equivalent from a recognized Board / University.
(ii) A typing speed of 35 w.p.m. in English or 30 words w.p.m. in Hindi on computer.
(iii) Knowledge of computer applications in using word, excel, power point, internet etc.

Experience : Minimum 03 years experience as Office Assistant, maintenance of Guest House / Office accommodation at a reputed Institution / Laboratory in High altitude above 11000 ft amsl.
Job description : The appointee will be responsible for maintenance of Guest House, office building including procurement, housekeeping and maintenance of accounts.

14)Post No. 4/5/2016:

Name of the Post : Laboratory Assistant (Electrical)
No. of post : One [UR]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 1900/-
Age limit : 30 years
Place of posting : Kavalur (Tamil Nadu)

Qualification : Essential: 1. SSLC with two years NCTVT certificate course (ITI) in Electrician / Wireman / Electrical with at least 60% marks from a Govt. recognized Industrial Training Institute.
2. Should possess "B" grade Electrical License or Wiremen competency certificate issued by State/Central Electrical licensing board.

Desirable: One year National apprenticeship training certificate (NAC).
Experience : 2 years experience in domestic wiring, DG set operation & maintenance, HT yard switch operation, Substation operator, UG cable laying & other LT works etc..
Job Description: Will need to attend to electrical problems in the power house and other facilities, DG set operation and support Electrical maintenance of entire campus and work on shift basis. Residence on the campus is mandatory and quarters will be provided for the purpose.

15) Post No. 4/6/2016:

Name of the Post: Junior Research Assistant (Observations)
No. of post : One [OBC]
Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 2400/-
Age limit : 30 years
Place of posting : Gauribidanur (Karnataka)

Qualification: (a) Essential: B.Sc. in Physics / Maths / Chemistry / Electronics or equivalent with at least 60% marks in the aggregate from a recognized university / institute.
b) Desirable: Knowledge of instrumentation and computers is desirable.
Experience : Minimum 2 years hands-on experience in radio frequency antennas / receivers, test & measurement equipments, computer software (Astronomical Image Processing Software, IDL, MATLAB, Windows & Linux OS). Work experience in national laboratories and/or R&D institutions is preferable.
Job description : Daily observations of Sun and other astronomical sources with the radio heliograph, radio spectrograph, and the radio; initial processing of the observed data and generation of the raw images; data archival; data dissemination; etc. Additionally, the appointee should carry out other responsibilities associated with the general maintenance of the observing facilities. The appointee is required to stay close to the observatory in view of the need to carry out observations during the night also. 


Note: UR – Unreserved; OBC – Other Backward Classes.
SC – Scheduled Caste. 
ST–Scheduled Tribe.
PWD – Persons with Disabilities.
HI – Hearing Impairment.


How to apply

1) Applications will be received on-line only. The application for on-line registration will be available in the Institute web-site:www.iiap.res.in/jobs/ during the period from 11-4-2016 to 13-5-2016.
2) Upon registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference.
3) E-mail ID of the applicant will have to be provided in the application CORRECTLY and
4) For those already in employment under Central/State Government, Public Sector Undertaking or Autonomous Bodies, the on-line application has to be invariably followed up with a ‘No objection Certificate’ from the employer concerned, duly indicating the name and Reg.No. on the reverse.
1) Selection to posts Sl. No.1, 2, 3, 11 & 15 will be through interview. Where the number of applications received in response to the Advertisement is large and it will not be convenient or possible for the IIA to interview all those candidates, the IIA has the right to limit the candidates to be called for interview on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the Advertisement. The list of shortlisted candidates will be notified in the Institute website and call letters for interview will be sent only by e-mail.


2) For posts Sl. No.4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, & 13, selection will be on the basis of initial screening, and then qualifying in the following written examination. There will be two papers - Objective Test (Paper-I) and Descriptive Test (Paper-II) and each carry 50 marks and duration is one hour. Written test for all posts will be held at Bangalore excepting post Sl.No.13. Written test for post Sl.No.13 will be held at Leh (Jammu & Kashmir).
Post Sl. No.PostSyllabus for Written Test
4Technical Assistant (Optics)General English & Maths and subjects related to Graduate level Physics, Diploma level Mechanical Engineering and vacuum techniques
5Technical Assistant (Civil)General English and Maths and subjects related to Diploma level Civil Engineering
6 & 9Upper Division ClerkGeneral English, General Knowledge and Arithmetic.
7Junior Technical Assistant (Drafting)General English & Maths and subjects related to Diploma level Mechanical Engineering.
8, 10 & 12Mechanic ‘A’General English & Maths and subjects related to ITI level Trades
13Lower Division ClerkGeneral English, General Knowledge and Arithmetic.
14Laboratory Assistant (Electrical)General English & Maths and subjects related to ITI level Trades
3) The qualification and experience prescribed is the minimum requirement and the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for written test. Based on the academic performance, experience and bio-data, initial screening will be conducted. The list of shortlisted candidates and the date of written test will be notified in the Institute website and the Admission Card for written test will be sent only through e-mail.
4) Objective test (Paper-I) answer paper will be evaluated first. Only for those who qualify in the Objective test (Paper-I), the answer paper of the Descriptive test (Paper-II) will be evaluated.
5) The Institute reserves the right to conduct a skill test, if necessary, for the candidates who qualify both in the Objective and Descriptive papers. In case it is decided to conduct the skill test, the list of shortlisted candidates and date and venue will be notified in the Institute website and intimation will also be sent only through e-mail.
6) Final list of selected candidates will be notified in the Institute website. Other Terms & conditions:
1. The above posts will carry pay and allowances as per Central Government Rules. Selected candidate will be on probation for a period of two years and will be continued on regular appointment subject to satisfactory performance during the period of probation.
2. The employee will be governed by the New Pension Scheme.
3. The appointees are liable be posted in any of the Institute’s field stations and locations.
4. Age relaxation is permissible to SC/ST & OBC candidates and also to physically handicapped candidates as notified by Govt. of India from time to time.
5. Departmental candidates / Government Servants are eligible for age relaxation as per Rules.
6. Candidates fulfilling the eligibility condition, desiring of applying more than one position, must apply separately for each position.
7. The date for determining the upper age limit, qualifications and experience shall be the closing date prescribed for receipt of completed application.
8. No TA will be paid for attending the written test / skill test.
9. Outstation candidates called for interview will be reimbursed to and fro train / bus fare by the shortest route limited to 3 AC railway fare for the posts (Sl.No.1 & 2) and second sleeper railway fare for remaining posts on production of original tickets.
10. No correspondence will be entertained with the candidates not selected for written test/skill test/interview/appointment. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
11. The Institute reserves the right to recruit or cancel the entire recruitment process for any or all the posts at any time without assigning any reasons whatsoever.
12. Misrepresentation or falsification of facts detected at any stage of the selection process or instances of misconduct/misbehavior at any stage during selection process shall result in cancellation of candidature without any notice and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
13. Important dates to remember:-

Opening date for on-line registration - 11-4-2016 
Closing date for on-line registration - 13-5-2016

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