Sunday, December 11, 2011


(Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) 
Industrial Estate P.O, Pappanamcode 
Thiruvananthapuram-695 019 

The CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), 
Thiruvananthapuram, a premier Institute of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), 
India is engaged in five broad areas of research namely
 (i) Agroprocessing & Natural Products, 
(ii) Biotechnology, 
(iii) Chemical Sciences & Technology, 
(iv) Materials & Minerals and 
(v) Process 
Engineering & Environmental Technology.  
NIIST offers excellent infrastructure support, start-up 
research funding along with a vibrant environment to perform research in a unique interdisciplinary 
environment, wherein scientists enjoy a mix of individual freedom and collective scientific support to
undertake research of international quality.  The institute plans to induct 1 Principal Scientist, 8 
scientists, 1 Medical Officer and 1 Technical Officer with proven capabilities in the respective areas.   

1.Principal Scientist   
 NO.OF POST:01(One) 

Scale of pay:Rs.37400-67000, PB-4, Gr.Pay –Rs.8700/-  + Usual allowances 
 Age Limit : 45 years for Principal Scientist and 50 yrs for Sr.Principal Scientist  
(The selection Committee depending upon the performance of the candidate may choose to 
place the candidate in any of the Grade Pay within the Pay Band PB -4 subject to meeting 
the minimum eligibility criteria specified)
Post No.  & 
Desirable Qualification Job Requirement
1  CSTD -1 
1 post 
Ph.D awarded in 
Physics/Solid State 
Physics with three 
years of post 
doctoral research 
experience in 
related areas. 
Six years of research 
experience in Fabrication 
and Characterization of 
organic Thin flm devices 
such as Photovoltaic 
devices, Light emitting 
diodes and organic thin 
film transistors 
Candidates would be required to 
set up all facilities required for 
successful implementation of the 
Sustainable energy programme 
of CSIR which include fabrication, 
characterization and testing of 
Dye-sensitized , quantum dot and 
organic-inorganic-hybrid solar 
cells and efficient lighting 
systems and devices under the 
CSIR Solar energy mission. The 
candidate is expected to take a 
lead role in these programmes in 
terms of infrastructure creation 
and knowledge generation.

NO.  OF POSTS: 8  (Eight) (SC-3, ST-2,UR-3)    

   Scale of pay: Rs.15600-39100,PB-3,GP-Rs.6600/- + usual allowances  
i. APNP 1 
 1 post 
( SC ) 
Ph. D 
submitted/awarded in 
Biochemistry/ Medicinal 
Experience in pharmacological 
sciences/medicinal chemistry 
and thorough knowledge for 
studies in biological evaluation  
with expertise in modern 
biological techniques.  
Candidates would be required 
to  be part of the 
pharmacological screening 
group to carry  out R&D 
activities in cell culture, 
screening  of new chemical 
entities using cell lines for 
different diseases & 
determining molecular  
mechanism of action.
ii. CSTD 2 
1 Post 
(  ST ) 
Ph. D  
submitted/awarded in 
Chemistry (Organic 
Experience in drug 
synthesis/total synthesis and 
structure activity studies/ 
Synthetic organic 
The candidate would be 
required to work for the 
“Affordable Healthcare” 
programme of CSIR. The 
candidate is also expected to 
take a lead role in the upkeep 
of existing facilities such as 
500 and 300 MHz NMR, highresolution mass, CHN analyzer 
iii. CSTD 3 
1 post 
Ph. D  
submitted/awarded in 
Science/Materials Engg. 
Research experience in 
Photophysics/ /Photochemistry/ 
Candidate would be required 
to set up and take care of 
state of the art facilities: for 
conducting photophysics/ 
photochemistry experiments. 
iv. BTD 1 
1 post 
( SC) 
submitted/awarded in 
Molecular Biology/ 
Doctoral and Post-doctoral 
research experience in the area 
of fungal/bacterial molecular 
biology/genetics. Candidate 
should possess sound 
knowledge on use/handling of 
molecular tools/techniques such 
as PCR, hybridization, sitedirected mutagenesis, meta  
genomics, molecular evolution, 
Candidate would be required 
to take the lead role in 
planning/executing genetic 
modification of fungal and 
bacterial strains for 
developing hyperproducers/developing 
desirable properties 
aspects/studies in the ongoing programs in the areas of 
bioprocess and product 
development, health and 
genomics, etc; Should be 
capable of independent 
research on basic/applied 
research in above areas with 
proven capability as shown by 
high quality research 
publicationsv. BTD  2 
1 post 
M Tech in Biochemical 
Research experience in the area 
of bioprocess development, 
modeling, bioreactor operation, 
Candidate would be required 
to take the lead role in 
biochemical engineering 
aspects/studies in the ongoing programs in the areas of 
bioprocess and product 
development on bioethanol 
from lignocellulosic biomass; 
contribute to basic 
engineering input for 
bioreactor design, operation, 
process flow and mass 
balance, etc for bioprocesses.
vi. MMD 1  
1 post 
( ST) 
submitted/awarded  in 
Chemistry/ Materials 
R & D experience in the area of 
ceramic/composites for building 
components and processes for 
surface modification through 
Candidate would be required 
to associate with the societal 
materials programme of the 
Institute, related to building 
materials/ societal materials.  
The job also demands 
frequent travel and 
interaction with industry.
vii. PEET 1 
1 post 
Ph. D 
submitted/awarded in 
Analytical Chemistry  
One year Research Experience in 
the area of 
l chemistry and handling 
equipments like GC, GC-MS, 
HPLC, TOC, Trace Metal 
Analyser. Knowledge of 
computer operating skills.
The candidate will work in an 
interdisciplinary R&D team. 
Other responsibilities shall 
include providing analytical 
services to the public 

viii. PEET 2 
1 post 
( SC) 
ME/M.Tech in computer 
science Computer 
Engineering/ computer 
Technology or 
equivalent   OR Ph.D 
submitted/awarded in 
Computer science/ 
Computer Engineering/ 
Software Engineering/ 
Computer Technology/ 
Information Technology 
or equivalent    
Experience in Computer 
The core expertise required is 
in the field of Computer 
Science, the scientist will be 
working at the interface of 
Computer Science and other 
disciplines in a truly 
interdisciplinary manner in 
any of the mission projects of 
CSIR like bioactives, 
environment,  energy and 
(*Candidates who have Ph.D with atleast 2 years research experience in the respective 
disciplines may also apply. The selection Committee depending upon the performance of the candidate may choose to place the candidate in  the grade pay Rs.6600/-(Scientist) or 
Rs.7600/-(Sr.Scientist) in the pay band-3 subject to meeting the minimum eligibility criteria. 
The upper age limit for Scientist is 32 years and for Sr.Scientist is 37 years.)  

3. POST NAME : Medical Officer, Gr.III(4) – 1 (UR) in the Pay scale of  PB-3, Rs.15600-
39100 with Grade Pay Rs.5400+25%  Non-practising allowance on Basic Pay. 
 Qualifications of Medical Officer, Gr.III(4) :M.B.B.S Degree with 55% marks from a 
recognized University. 
Job requirement:- Examining patients, prescribing medicines, attending to emergencies 
during the office hours, beyond the office hours and on holidays in an outpatient setup. 
Desirable: Knowledge of local language(Malayalam) is preferred 
Age limit not exceeding : 35 years 

4. POST NAME:  Technical Officer, Gr.III(3)- 1 (SC) in the Pay scale of PB-2, Rs.9300-
34800 with Grade Pay Rs.4600. 
Qualifications : MCA with minimum of 55% marks after 1
 class B.Sc /BCA ; OR B.E/B.Tech 
in Computer Science / Information Technology /Electronics  or equivalent  with 55% marks. 
Desirable : Experience in implementing highly available enterprise networks; good 
knowledge of server technologies(hot pluggable, hot swap, SCSI,RAID and SAN systems); 
experience in configuring and implementing network server management systems(e-mail, 
web, DHCP,DNS, FTP, proxy etc);knowledge of gateway  routers, network switches, 
firewalls. Working knowledge of open source OS/Windows 2003/2008 server, Active 
Directory and related IT enabled services.RHCE, CCNA, CCNP certification is preferred. 
Job Requirement : Incumbent will be providing technological support for the network related 
operational issues for IT services and provide enabling environment for implementation of emanagement applications for administration, purchase, finance project management so to 
make the lab’s day to day functions fully IT enabled. Migration of existing applications from 
obsolete to newer platforms .Handholding and imparting training to users on web enabled 
applications etc. Configuring and managing network servers like DHCP, Proxy, DNS, FTP 
,e-mail,web etc. 
Age limit not exceeding :  30 years  


1. The date for determining the upper age limit, qualifications and or experience 
shall be the closing date prescribed for receipt of application form  ie …….. 
2. Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years in the case of SC/ST and by 3 years in 
the case of OBC candidates for the posts which are reserved for the 
respective categories, Relaxation of upper age limit for Persons With 
Disabilities,  Ex-servicemen and meritorious sportspersons will be applicable 
as per GOI rules.  The SC/ST/OBC candidates who apply against unreserved 
vacancies will not be eligible for age relaxation. 3. Special Age Relaxation: Upto the age of 40 years in the case of Widows, 
Divorced Women and Women judicially separated from their husbands, who 
are not re-married. 
4. Relaxation in age limit up to 5 years may be allowed to 
Council/Govt./Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector employees  in accordance 
with the instructions and orders issued by the Govt. of India from time to time 
in this regard. 
5. Orthopaedically handicapped (OH) are those who have a minimum of 40% of 
physical defect or deformity which causes an interference with the normal 
functioning of the bones, muscles and joints.  
6. Relaxation in the upper age limit of 5 years applicable for persons who had 
ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division of  the state of Jammu & 
Kashmir during the period 1.1.1980 to 31.12.1989 subject to production of a 
certificate from the District Magistrate in the Kashmir Division within whose 
jurisdiction he/ she had ordinarily resided OR from any other authority 
designated in this behalf by the Government of Jammu & Kashmir to the  
effect that he/she had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the 
state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1.1.1980 to 31.12.1989.  
7. Relaxation in age, qualification and /or experience may be permitted if 
sufficient number of candidates possessing the requisite qualification and /or 
experience are not likely to be available to fill up the posts. 
8. The decision of NIIST/CSIR in all matters relating  to eligibility, 
acceptance/rejection of applications, mode of selection and conduct of 
Interview will be final and binding on the candidates. 
General Conditions: 
1. Only Indian Nationals need apply. 
(a) The posts carry usual allowances as admissible to Central Government 
employees as made applicable to CSIR employees of the same pay and 
status stationed at Trivandrum. 
(b) The post is pensionable based on defined contribution under the New 
Pension Scheme which has been in vogue with effect from 01.01.2004. 
2. The applications have to be submitted on prescribed proforma which can be 
downloaded from or obtained on request by sending selfaddressed stamped envelope from the Administrative Officer, NIIST, Industrial 
Estate. P.O., Pappanamcode, Trivandrum-695019. 
3. Higher initial pay can be considered for exceptionally meritorious candidates 
for Scientist post. 
4. Scientists in Pay Band-3 are also eligible for 2 additional increments(without 
DA) and Professional update allowance of Rs.10000/- per annum. Scientists 
in Pay Band-4 are eligible for 2 additional increments(without DA) and 
Professional update allowance of Rs.20000/- per annum. 5. Candidate should ensure that he/she possesses educational 
qualification/experience in the relevant area as required in the category/post, 
for which he/she is applying, on the last date of receipt of application. 
6. In addition to the emoluments indicated above, benefits such as New Pension 
Scheme of GOI, Leave Travel Concession, Reimbursement of medical 
expenses are available as per rules. 
7. Application for each post should be submitted separately indicating clearly the 
advt. no. and name of the post, post no.  on the top of the envelope containing 
8. Incomplete applications as well as those without the  prescribed fee will be 
summarily rejected. 
9. Applications from the candidates working the Govt. Department,, Public 
Sector undertaking will be considered only if forwarded through proper 
channel and with a clear certificate that the applicant  will be relieved within 
one month of receipt of appointment order.  However, advance copy of the 
application may be submitted before the closing date and No Objection 
Certificate may be submitted at the time of interview.  Applications routed 
through proper channel should  reach this Institute at the earliest. 
10. Mere fulfilling of minimum prescribed qualifications and experience will not 
vest any right in a candidates for being called for interview.  The Institute 
reserves the right to call for interview only those candidates who on its opinion 
are likely to be suitable and will not entertain any correspondence in this 
11. Relaxation in age limit, qualification and experience in case of exceptionally 
meritorious candidates( both departmental and outsiders) may be allowed 
with the prior approval of the competent authority. 
12. The period of experience in a discipline/are of work whereever prescribed 
shall be counted with effect from the date of acquiring the prescribed 
minimum educational qualification for that Group/Grade. 
13. Candidates may opt answering in Hindi at the time of Interview. 
14. The selected candidates will be posted in NIIST/CSIR(anywhere in India) 
15. Persons with disability(PWD) are encouraged to apply. 
16. Applications received after the due date and applications that are incomplete 
are liable to be rejected. 17. Only outstation candidates called and found eligible for interview will be paid 
to and fro single second class rail fare from the actual place of undertaking 
the journey or from the normal place of their residence whichever is nearer to 
Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station on production of Rail Tickets/Rail Ticket 
numbers or any other proof of journey. Any discrepancy found between the 
information given in application and as evident in original documents will 
make the candidate ineligible for appearing in Interview. Such candidate will 
not be paid any fare. 
18. The Director, NIIST, Thiruvananthapuram, reserves  the right not to fill up 
any/all the posts, if he so desires. The number of vacancies indicated above 
are provisional and may vary at the time of actual Selection. 
The duly filled-in application, completed in all respects accompanied by attested 
copies of certificates, testimonials in support of age, caste, community,educational 
qualifications, experience etc mentioned in the application together with an 
application fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One hundred only)  (candidates belonging to 
SC/ST/Persons with disabilities(PWD)/Women candidates and regular employees of 
CSIR are exempted from payment of application fee) in the form of crossed Demand 
Draft (non-refundable) valid for a period of at least 5 months from the last date of 
receipt of applications, drawn in favour of The Director, NIIST and payable at 
Thiruvananthapuram may be sent in a envelope duly superscribed “ Application for 
the post of ………………………………………………..”.   The application should 
reach the Administrative Officer, National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science 
and Technology, Industrial Estate P.O, pappanamcode, Thiruvananhtapuram -
695 019 on or before 15/1/2012 
Candidates who are abroad can pay application fee subsequently. Candidates of 
Indian origin settled abroad who are of proven merit as evidenced by their 
qualification, research work and experience if found suitable for the post may be 
considered in absentia by the Selection Committee, on request. 
Canvassing in any form and or bringing in any influence, political or otherwise, 
will be treated as a disqualification for the post. 

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