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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA / DEPARTMENT OF SPACE
NATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LABORATORY
Chittoor Dist., Gadanki – 517 112, India
Advertisement No.NARL/RMT/01/2014 Date.05.04.2014
National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL) is a Centre of excellence for atmospheric research with state-of-art experiment facilities like MST Radar, Lidars, Wind Profilers, HPC along with a variety of instruments for Aerosols, Radiation and Trace gases measurements. The future programme of NARL envisages expansion of observational systems and widening of research activities such as weather and climate modeling activities, aerosol cloud interactions, meteorological data assimilation, formulation of coordinated observations by setting up Lidar, Radar, GPS receiver networks, development of air/balloon borne and Satellite payloads and formulation of National and International programs.
NARL invites on-line applications for five positions of Scientist/Engineer ‘SD’ in the pay band of Rs.15600-39100/- with grade pay of Rs.6600/- (Approx. Total Emoluments Rs.48,165/-p.m) + TA and HRA as admissible.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS : The candidates should be M.Sc., or MS in Physical Sciences in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA/ CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale at the Master’s Degree level with pre eligibility qualification at Graduate level should also be in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA/CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale, and Ph. D degree in Physics/ Space Physics/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Meteorology from a recognized university/institution and Post Doctoral experience in the following research areas with a good number of peer reviewed publications demonstrating the same.
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Desirable Qualifications/Experience Number of Positions
01. Expertise in Weather and Climate modeling with experience in handling high performance computers and parallel programming. 02
02. Expertise in Radar meteorology with proven track record of working with Doppler weather radar/polarimetric radar for cloud/precipitation measurements (or) Expertise in cloud microphysics or cloud radiative forcing studies and satellite retrievals of cloud parameters. 01
03. Expertise in the field of atmospheric aerosols and clouds, their interactions and implications to climate change using in-situ, laboratory and/or satellite measurements and modeling (or) Expertise in the field of atmospheric trace gases and chemistry, their interactions and implications to climate change using in-situ, laboratory and/or satellite measurements and modeling. 01
04. Expertise in studying Planetary Atmospheres using satellite data and modeling. 01
INSTRUCTIONS
1) AGE LIMIT: Not exceeding 40 years as on 30.04.2014. In deserving cases, age relaxation can be considered by the competent authority. Ex-Serviceman and Persons with Disabilities are eligible for age relaxation as per Govt. of India orders.
2) MINIMUM ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must fulfill the essential requirements of the post and other conditions stipulated in the advertisement. They are advised to satisfy themselves before applying that they possess at least the essential qualifications laid down for various posts. No enquiry asking for advice as to eligibility will be entertained.
NOTE-I : The prescribed essential qualifications are the minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview.
NOTE-II : IN THE EVENT OF NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS BEING LARGE, NARL WILL ADOPT SHORT LISTING CRITERIA TO RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF CANDIDATES TO BE CALLED FOR INTERVIEW TO A REASONABLE NUMBER BY ANY OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS.
(a) On the basis of higher educational qualifications than the minimum prescribed in the  advertisement.
(b) On the basis of higher experience in the relevant field than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement.
(c) By counting experience after the acquisition of essential qualifications.
(d) Number of publications in peer reviewed journals.
3) NARL may grant higher initial pay to candidates adjudged meritorious in the interview.
4) The Candidates who are already employed under Central /State Government, Public Sector Undertakings or Autonomous Organizations should send their printed on-line application invariably followed-up with a NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE from the employer concerned.
5) PAY AND ALLOWANCES: Selected candidate will be appointed as Scientist/Engineer ‘SD’ in the pay band of Rs.15600-39100 with grade pay of Rs.6600/-. The gross emoluments is at present Rs.48,165/-. In addition, House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Transport Allowance (TA) will be paid as admissible. The employees will be governed by the New Pension Scheme. On employment in NARL, other facilities are available such as medical facilities for self and dependents, subsidized canteen, Leave Travel Concession, Group Insurance, advances for purchase of conveyance, construction of house, etc as per Central Government orders.
6) The date of determining the eligibility of all candidates in every respect shall be the closing date for submitting the online application on the website www.narl.gov.in.
7) The decision of NARL in all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection, conduct of interview, will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this connection from any individual or agency on behalf of the candidate.
8) HOW TO APPLY :
a) Candidates must apply on-line through the website www.narl.gov.in. The site will remain open from 05.04.2014 (10:00Hrs IST) to 30.04.2014 (23:59Hrs IST) for registering the application. Applications received through any other mode would not be accepted and summarily rejected.
b) The relevant research experience in the desired field he/she has to personally upload his/her Post Doctoral experience, list of peer reviewed publications, Awards / Scholarship / Official Appreciation / Affiliation with the professional bodies/institutions/societies in a single pdf file in such a way that the size of the file does not exceed 2 MB.
c) Candidates who wish to apply for more than one post should apply separately for each post.
d) After submitting the Online Application, the candidates are required to submit printout of their online application duly signed along with self-attested copies of all documents/relevant certificates in support of the claims made in the application to THE SR. ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (R&R), NATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LABORATORY, P.B.NO.123, S.V. UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, TIRUPATI – 517502, A.P. on or before 07th May 2014 failing which the application will not be considered. E-mail ID and Mobile No. of the applicant will have to be given in the application compulsorily. The application should be sent in a cover superscribed “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF ____________POST CODE________.
9) OTHER CONDITIONS / INSTRUCTIONS
a) Candidates attending the interview will be reimbursed AC 2 – Tier Class train fare by the shortest route to the place of interview from the Railway Station nearest to the normal place of residence of the candidate or from which he/she actually performs the journey, whichever, is nearer to the place of interview, and back to the same station or the amount of Railway fare actually incurred by the candidate whichever is less.
b) The posts are temporary, but likely to continue. At present the place of posting is NARL, Gadanki, but the appointees are liable to be posted in any of the Centres/Units of the Indian Space Research Organisation / Department of Space situated anywhere in India as and when required.
c) The number of posts indicated above are provisional and may vary depending on the actual requirements of the Organisation.
d) Candidates called for interview will have to produce all relevant original documents in proof of details furnished in their applications submitted on-line, at the time of interview. If any information furnished on-line is found to be wrong or false, the candidate will not be interviewed and TA will not be paid.
e) NARL reserves the right not to fill up all or any of the posts, if it so desires.
f) Only Indian nationals need apply.
g) No interim correspondence will be entertained.
h) Canvassing in any form will disqualify a candidate.
i) Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.

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