Faculty Position in Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology

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Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology

Faculty Position in Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology

Designation/Position-Scientists/Faculty Position

Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati, India invites application for Scientists/Faculty position from eligible and interested candidates 

About- Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) is a premier scientific research organization in the north-east region, conceived and nurtured by the Assam Science Society in its initial years and was inaugurated by Nobel Laureate Dorothy C. Hodgkin on 3rd November 1979. Subsequently, it was supported by the state govt. as its only autonomous R&D institute till March 2009. The institute was taken over in March, 2009 by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India as one of its autonomous R&D institute.

The Institute is engaged in multi disciplinary research activities, both in fundamental and applied, across frontier areas of science and technology such as Plasma physics, Polymer Sciences, Biochemistry, Drug design & development, Nano-science, Medicinal plants, Seri biotechnology, Microbial biotechnology, Environmental Sciences, Microbial Fuel Cell etc.

Research/Job Area- Environmental Microbiology, Biodiversity and Ecosystem, Sericulture/Seribiotechnology, Medicinal Chemistry, Advanced Material Science, Plant Taxonomy, Applied Mathematics/Mathematical Physics, Biophysics

Location-  Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Guwahati (Assam)

Eligibility/Qualification–

Professor-II (Scientist-G/Equivalent) in Environmental Microbiology (One position, Regular)

Essential: Ph.D in Environmental microbiology/microbiology/agricultural microbiology/soil microbiology or equivalent with consistently good academic record and specialization in bioremediation/reclamation of polluted terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem, having at least 16 years of experience in R&D in Govt. or private organization, high quality publication strictly on research area mentioned above. If suitable candidate with the required qualification & experience for Professor II position is not available, candidate with the above essential specialized qualification but with R&D experience of 8-14 years will be considered for positions below Professor II i.e. Professor I or Scientist F or Associate Professor II /Scientist E with relevant pay level.

Desirable: Knowledge on physiochemical characterization of polluted/degraded terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem, molecular characterization, microbial diversity for comparison of ecosystem health. Large scale remediation of polluted ecosystems such as oil polluted fields, chemicals/pesticides polluted soil and wetlands; Knowledge of microbial ecology, statistical methods for ecological studies. Strong leadership and ability for guiding and supervising a team of research workers for the specified field is desirable. It is also desirable that the candidate will (1) possess very good academic record including 1stClass in M.Sc. with proven record of publication in high impact factor journal (2) be able to establish linkage with scientists/researchers of the other programmes (please see IASST’s website) to incorporate interdisciplinary components as the new knowledge keeps evolving. (3) be able to interact effectively with industries such as coal mining, oil mining and agriculture, horticulture, forestry departments dealing with ecosystem pollution/degradation problem.

Age: Age limit below 55 years on the last date of submission of application. Age bar relaxable as per Government Rules.

Associate Professor-II (Scientist E/Equivalent) in Biodiversity and Ecosystem research programme/Wetland Ecology (One position, Regular)

Essential: Ph. D. in the area of Zoology/Fishery Science/Aquaculture/Wetland Ecology and other areas of Biology with experience of work in the field of Bio-diversity and Eco-system research with at least 8 (eight) years of postdoctoral research in reputed institution or in reputed government or private organizations after Ph. D. in the relevant area with proven record of guiding and supervising research students. In case candidates with 8 years experience are not found, candidates with at least 3-4 years of post doctoral research experience may also be considered for a lower level post.

Desirable: IASST’s biodiversity and ecosystem research programme has a strong component of research and development on wetlands, indigenous fishes of wetland ecosystem and productivity enhancement of these ecosystems. It is desirable that the scientist to be engaged in this research possesses (1) very good academic record including first class in M.Sc. with proven record of publication in high impact factor journals, (2) working knowledge of classical and modern taxonomy and ecology, (3) capability of strengthening this programme through building a strong interdisciplinary team which may be across the scientists of other research programmes with expertise in molecular biology and microbial biotechnology.

Age: Age limit 50 years on the last date of submission of application. Age bar relaxable as per Government Rules

Associate Professor-II (Scientist E/Equivalent) in Sericulture/Seribiotechnology (One position, Regular)

Essential: Ph. D. in Entomology/Life Sciences/Zoology/Sericulture with specialization in Insect Molecular Biology and/or Insect Ecology with consistently good academic record and at least 8 (eight) years of postdoctoral research experience in reputed government or private organizations after Ph. D. in the relevant area. Proven record of high quality independent research and guiding/supervising research students in the area of the above specialization is required. In case candidates with 8 years experience are not found, candidates with at least 3-4 years of post doctoral research experience may also be considered for a lower level post.

Desirable: Research on Muga and Eri is an integral component of IASST’s Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research programme. Candidates having experience in insect biodiversity, conservation and insect molecular biology works are desirable. It is desirable that the candidate possesses (1) very good academic record including first class in M.Sc with proven record of publication in high impact factor journals, (2) good knowledge of molecular biology and molecular taxonomy, pre and postharvest technology (silk worm rearing, silk processing and characterization, silk worm host plant biology, (3) capable of building and guiding a team of researchers for this research in IASST through interdisciplinary approach, (4) ability for establishing linkage with researchers of other programmes with specialization on genomics, proteomics and also with eminent scientists, technology developers in this field, and (5) required skill to participate in societal programme in sericulture.

Age: Age limit is 50 years on the last date of submission of application. Age bar relaxable as per Government Rul

Associate Professor-I (Scientist D/Equivalent) in Medicinal Chemistry (One position, Regular)

Essential: Ph.D in Medicinal chemistry/ Phytochemistry/organic chemistry, Natural product chemistry/Medicinal Natural Product Chemistry/Drug discovery or equivalent with consistently good academic record and specialization in Medicinal chemistry/Natural Product chemistry/drug discovery etc. having at least 8 (eight) years research experience as PDF or in scientific positions either in Govt. or private organization, high quality publication strictly on research area mentioned above. If suitable candidate with the required qualification & experience for is not available, candidate possessing the above essential specialized qualification but with R&D experience of at least 4 years may be considered for lower level position.

Desirable: Knowledge on synthesis and structure elucidation of bioactive molecules of medicinal plant and animal origin, drug design and development, experience of working with state of art equipments on medicinal chemistry/Natural Product chemistry/Phytochemistry/Drug discovery and should be capable of taking leadership and guiding and supervising a team of research workers within the traditional knowledge based drug discovery programme. Concept on in vitro and cell based assay and animal experimentation is also desirable. It is desirable that the candidate will (1) possess very good academic record including 1st Class in M.Sc. with proven record of publication in high impact factor journal (2) be able to establish linkage with scientists/researchers of the other programmes (please see IASST’s website) to incorporate interdisciplinary components as the new knowledge keeps evolving. (3) be able to interact effectively with clinicians and also with pharma company/enterprise for pre-clinical and clinical trials of effective formulations/drugs/characterized bioactive principles.

Age: Age limit is 50 years on last date prescribed for application submission. Relaxable for SC/ST/Woman candidates as per Govt. rule.

Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Advanced Material
Science (One position, Regular)

Essential: Ph.D in Physics with consistently good academic records and proven record of high quality research throughout the career with good publications. The candidate should have at least 4 (four) years of post-doctoral research experience in reputed Govt. or private research institution/organization in the area of photocatalytic semiconductor nanomaterials, plasmonic nanomaterials for solving energy and environmental issues.

Desirable: A group of researchers in IASST are working on different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is desirable that the candidate possess (1) proven record of publication in quality journals, (2) knowledge and experience of working on the related areas of plasmonics as mentioned, and (3) experience of supervising research works of students. The candidate is expected to establish linkage with scientists/researchers of other programmes to work on interdisciplinary research such as plasmonic materials in biomedical field, sensors etc.

Age: Age limit 40 years on the last date of submission of application in IASST. Relaxable for SC/ST/Women candidates as per Govt. Rule.

Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Plant Taxonomy (One position, Regular)

Essential: Ph. D in Botany (specialization in Plant Taxonomy) with consistently good academic record having at least 4 (four) years of post-doctoral research experience in the relevant fields i.e., classical/molecular plant taxonomy in reputed Govt. or private R&D institution/organization. Proven record of high quality independent research (impact factor publications). Experience of supervising research work of students and field based taxonomic work.

Desirable: IASST is carrying out research in the field of traditional knowledge based drug development. This programme also involves quality control of herbal medicine/formulations and detection of identity of the plant component either as a life source in field of the specific plant or as a powder component in herbal mixture is very important. It is desirable that a candidate fulfilling the essential qualifications is also well verse in carrying out analysis of plant powder composition. The candidate should also possess first class M.Sc in Botany with plant taxonomy as the field of specialization and experience in (1) Medicinal herbs identification, (2) Medicinal plant herbarium preparation and maintenance, (3) Modern method of plant identification, and (4) the candidate is expected to explore possibility of developing projects with scientists of other programmes particularly traditional knowledge based drug discovery of the Institute.

Age: Age limit 40 years on the last date of submission of application in IASST. Relaxable for SC/ST/Women candidates as per Govt. Rule.

Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Applied
Mathematics/Mathematical Physics (One position, Contractual, likely to be regular depending upon performance)

Essential: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics/Statistics with consistently good academic record and knowledge of data analysis, modeling & optimization, computer programming & visualization or equivalent having at least 4 (four) years of desirable post doctoral research experience.

Desirable: Knowledge of Numerical methods, Statistical modeling and analysis, Multivariate analysis and should be capable of guiding and supervising research programmes of the division in specified areas. Candidate should have a thorough knowledge on dynamical system, should have experience in making and solving mathematical models using differential equations, should know numerical simulations using computational applications like MATLAB, MAPLE or MATHEMATICA.

Age: Age limit 40 years on the last date of submission of application in IASST. Age bar relaxable as per Government Rules.

Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Biophysics (One position, Contractual, likely to be regular depending upon performance)

Essential: Masters in any branch of Science/Technology/Engineering. Ph. D and at least 4 (four) years of post-doctoral research experience, with quality publications or patents, in areas of Structural Biology/Radiation Biology/Protein structure and dynamics/related areas of Biophysics.

Desirable: Research exposure in Cell Biology, Proteomics and other related areas will be given preference.

Age: Age limit 40 years on the last date of submission of application in IASST. Age bar relaxable as per Government Rules

Job/Position Description-  Applications are invited for recruitment in the following positions of Scientists/Faculty at Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) Garchuk, Guwahati (Assam). Eligible and interested candidates may submit applications online in prescribed format for consideration on or before 14th January, 2019.

Name of the post: Professor-II (Scientist-G/Equivalent) in Environmental Microbiology (One position, Regular)

Pay: Pay level 14 as per 7th CPC or PB Rs. 37,400 – Rs. 67,000 GP- Rs 10,000 as per 6th CPC

1. Name of the post: Associate Professor-II (Scientist E/Equivalent) in Biodiversity and Ecosystem research programme/Wetland Ecology (One position, Regular)

Pay: Pay level 13 as per 7th CPC or PB-4, Rs. 37,400 – Rs. 67,000. GP Rs. 8,700/- pm of 6th CPC

2. Name of the post: Associate Professor-II (Scientist E/Equivalent) in Sericulture/Seribiotechnology (One position, Regular)

Pay: Pay level 13 as per 7th CPC or PB-4. Rs. 37,400- Rs. 67,000. GP Rs. 8,700 pm of 6th CPC.

3. Name of the post: Associate Professor-II (Scientist E/Equivalent) in Sericulture/Seribiotechnology (One position, Regular)

Pay: Pay level 13 as per 7th CPC or PB-4. Rs. 37,400- Rs. 67,000. GP Rs. 8,700 pm of 6th CPC.

4. Name of the post: Associate Professor-I (Scientist D/Equivalent) in Medicinal Chemistry (One position, Regular)

Pay: Pay level 12 of 7th CPC or PB-3. Rs. 15,600- Rs. 39,100. GP Rs. 7,600 pm of 6th CPC.

5. Name of the post: Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Advanced Material Science (One position, Regular)

Pay: Pay level 11 of 7th CPC or PB-3. Rs. 15,600- Rs. 39,100. GP Rs. 6,600 pm of 6th CPC.

6. Name of the post: Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Plant Taxonomy (One position, Regular).

Pay: Pay level 11 of 7th CPC or PB-3. Rs. 15,600- Rs. 39,100. GP Rs. 6,600 pm of 6th CPC.

7. Name of the post: Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Applied  Mathematics/Mathematical Physics (One position, Contractual, likely to be regular depending upon performance)

Pay: Fixed emolument of Rs. 71,000/- pm.

8. Name of the post: Assistant Professor-II (Scientist C/Equivalent) in Biophysics (One position, Contractual, likely to be regular depending upon performance)

Pay: Fixed emolument of Rs. 71,000/- pm.

How to Apply-  Eligible candidates may visit IASST website (www.iasst.gov.in) and submit their applications online (Link: iasst.res.in) and also submit curriculum vitae (CV) through institute’s email (ID:
[email protected]) on or before 14th January, 2019.
The candidates may note that the Selection Process and Procedure of Interview for various
positions of Scientists/Faculty in IASST as given below:
The contact details of the institute are as follows:

Address: The Registrar, Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST), Paschim Boragaon, Garchuk, Guwahati – 781035, Assam.

Submission of Application and Note by the candidate.

Stage I: Submission of Application and Note by the candidate.

1. Application may be submitted online in specified format of the institute.

2. CV of the candidate may also be submitted by email to Institute mail ID: [email protected]


3. If employed, the candidate has to upload/submit proper and valid ‘No Objection Certificate’ obtained from the employer or self declaration as specified earlier before the date of interview.

4. Scan copies of all self-attested testimonials pertaining to degree/diploma, age, reservation category authentication certificates, proof of research and academic experience and other documents may be uploaded/submitted along with the application on or before the last date of submission.

5. The application besides other documents mentioned above must accompany the followings:

(a) A summary note (maximum 1000 words)


(b) A research programme and work plan on the area (in not more than two pages)

(c) In case online access is not available due to some unforeseen reason, the candidates may submit hard copy of their application and other documents to the Registrar at the address given above.

Stage II: Interview

Stage III: Joining report

For Contact-  [email protected]

Last Date for Apply–  14 January, 2019

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