NISER Chemistry R&D Job - Applications Invited
"Job Posting: Exciting R&D Opportunity in Chandrayaan-2 Planetary Science Project"

NISER Chemistry R&D Job – Applications Invited

An autonomous research institution under Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India, NISER (National Institute of Science Education and Research) invites applications for the following position:

(An autonomous research institution under Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India)
Jatni, Khurda, Odisha – 752050
Research & Development Section

Research opportunity in interdisciplinary Chandrayaan-2 planetary science project

Advertisement No.: NISER / R&D- 263 / EPS2203 / 34 / 2023-24

Job Position: Junior Research Fellow

Project Description: The work is interdisciplinary in nature- processing & calibration of IIRS spectrometer data, and then analysis to investigate for any mantle exposure in the south pole Aitken basin area and also to investigate the nature of hydration and volatility and their processes on the lunar surface. The overall work includes 3 major steps- (1) Thermal correction- Quantifying emissivity considering surface roughness and observation geometry in order to determine actual reflectance, (2) Photometric correction– Quantifying reflectance wrt a standard illumination geometry considering the wavelength dependent scattered light in a given heterogeneous natural surface, (3) Spectral data analysis– study the absorption features, mainly ~1-, ~2-, ~3-µm, and understand the physical and chemical processes

(the interplay of multiple crystals/cations (e.g., Fe2+/Mg2+/Ca2+/Al3+) and anions (e.g., SiO44-) in various surface conditions when exposed to the near-infrared charged photons).


1. Minimum of 60% marks or equivalent GPA in Masters or M.Tech. or M.E in:

  • Physics/ Astronomy and Astrophysics / Geology/ Geophysics/ Earth Science/ Chemistry/ Space/Engineering Physics/ Mechanical engineering/Civil engineering/Computer engineering
  • 4 year / 8 semester Bachelor’s degree program in Mechanical engineering/ Civil engineering/ Engineering physics/Computer engineering with a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate or equivalent

2. Valid National Level Examination:

  • CSIR-UGC-NET (LS or JRF) /GATE/JEST/equivalent

DESIRABLE: Knowledge in Spectroscopy/Physical-chemistry/Mineralogy/Geochemistry, and proficiency in python/programming

Fellowship: ₹31,000/- pm plus HRA (as per rules)

Maximum Age: 28 years as on 29th Nov, 2023, age relaxation to entitled categories as per GOI rules.

Mode of Selection: Online/Offline

The position is purely temporary for a period of 6 months (extendable on satisfactory performance) or completion of project whichever is earlier and strictly co-terminus with the project and not leading to any PhD degree in NISER. It would, therefore, not confer any right/ claim, implicit, or explicit for consideration/ absorption against any NISER post.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates may send the application (page 2-3 of the advt.), CV, SOP indicating research interest and programming proficiency and knowledge in physical-chemistry/ spectroscopy/ Mineralogy/ Geochemistry, and scanned copies of relevant educational certificates, and two recommendation letters by the thesis/ project /course guide, to [email protected] by 29th Nov, 2023.

Please check or contact Dr. Thangjam for further information.

No TA/DA will be paid to the candidate, for appearing in the interview or joining the position.

Download the application format here

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