Principal Project Associate and Project Manager in C-MET, Thrissur Lab, India

Principal Project Associate and Project Manager in C-MET, Thrissur Lab, India

Designation/Position- Project Manager in C-MET

Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Thrissur Lab, Kerala invites application for Project Manager in C-MET from eligible and interested candidates

About- The Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET) functions as an autonomous scientific society under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India. Besides augmenting core competence, C-MET envisions attainment of self-sufficiency in the sphere of Electronic materials, components and devices to cater to India’s strategic and industrial applications, exploiting indigenous resources of raw materials.     


Research/Job Area- Chemistry/Physics/M aterials Science/Electronic Science/Electrical/Electronics/ Instrumentation/Mech anical or equivalent

Location- Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Thrissur Lab, Kerala


Name  of the PostQualificationAge Limit
Project Manager for Clean RoomDoctoral degree in Chemistry/Physics/M aterials Science/Electronic Science or Masters Degree in Engineering  or Technology in Electrical/Electronics/ Instrumentation/Mech anical with 5 years of R&D experience in academics/research institution/industries. The required experience should be in ;-  
(a.) Managing advanced class-100 or 1000 clean room facility or micro/nanofabrication facility  with core responsibilities in operations and handling of sophisticated instruments and other facilities including clean room utility sections and related technologies (HVAC, Electrical, Gas lines , DI water plant, nitrogen plant etc.    
( b.)   Working experience in systems for Electronic Device fabrication & Characterizations such as Deposition techniques/PECVD/S puttering , Lithography, Diffusion, Reactive Ion Etching, AFM,
  Not exceeding 40 years as on 31st December, 2023      
 FESEM, Raman Microscope, Electrical/Electronic Characterization etc. 
(c ). Expertise in building Management system, chemical handling, Leakage and safety etc.  
The required  experience shall be counted after acquiring minimum qualification.  
Principal Project AssociatePh.D   in Chemistry/ Material Science /  Physics or equivalent with four years experience in R& D in industrial  or academic/research  institutions in the field of 2D materials and devices, CVD, Lithography techniques, Microscopy techniques, Electrical/Electronic characterization, Clean room facilities etc  Not exceeding 35 years  for Gen post and  38 years for reserved post, as on 31st December 2023            

Job/Position Description- 

C-MET, Thrissur Lab, invites talented persons with research aptitude for the following posts in one of the  scientific projects  sponsored by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Govt. of India.

Duration  of the Project: upto13th  January, 2027.

Name  of the PostNature of the PostNo. of  PostTenure of the PostEmoluments
Project Manager for Clean RoomTemporary Project based.            One                Initially for one year and may be extended upto the completion of the Project; i.e. 13th January 2027  Rs. 1,25,000/- per month (consolidated)  
Principal Project AssociateTemporary on Project based.                Two  Gen-1 OBC-1                      Initially for one year and may be extended upto the completion of the Project, i.e. 13th January 2027. Rs.49000 /- plus HRA per month

Nature of Work;- 

The general nature of duties includes but not limited to the following:

(i) Project Manager for Clean room

  • Day to day management of the research facility, housing a large number of sophisticated semiconductor equipments.
  • Maintaining Clean Room Facilities (Lithography systems, Etching systems, Deposition systems such as CVDs, Sputtering, Spin coating, Microscopes such as AFM, FESEM, Diffusion systems, Wire bonders, Profilometers, Furnaces etc.).
  • Servicing and Maintenance of equipment and other related tools – Preventive and Breakdown.
  • Tool time scheduling and managing productivity improvements 
  • Planning and organizing for optimum utilization of laboratory equipments.
  • Ensuring the users follow the class 100 & Class 1000 lab standards and safety regulations.
  • Maintaining laboratory stocks (substrates, chemicals, consumables and other supplies etc.)
  • Managing other manpower recruited in the project and allotted to work in the facility.
  • Coordination between Researchers, Collaborators, Facilities & Manpower. 
  • Periodic orientation of new researchers, students and other users for laboratory protocols. 
  • Training for handling the equipments and safety awareness on regular basis

(ii) Principal Project Associate

  • The Principal Project Associate will have to support the Chief Investigators in achieving the targets and deliverables of the project in a time bound manner. 
  • He/she will have to handle/manage internal projects/product developments within the IICG project in association with collaborating institutes/industries. 
  • He/she has to involve in the project planning and implementation, co-ordination between other researchers/collaborators/industries, manage research staff working with them, look after operation and maintenance of sophisticated equipments, characterization and analysis of samples, etc.

              General Terms and Conditions:

  1. All the Posts are purely temporary  and the appointment will  be initially for a period of One Year and may be extended  upto the completion of the Project. However, the performance of the staff will be reviewed on completion of six months service to decide the suitability of further retention. If found not suitable for further retention she/he will be terminated without any notice. 
  2. On appointment, it will not confer any right on the appointee for claim for regular appointment.
  3. Appointment of candidates are subject to verification of original documents.
  4. Selected candidate will be required to produce a medical certificate of fitness in the prescribed form, from a Government Doctor not below the rank of Civil Surgeon and character certificates from two Gazetted Officers working in Central/State Government at the time of joining the post.
  5. Selected candidate will be required to report for duty as mentioned in the offer (normally within 10 days from the date of offer) and no extension will be given.
  6. Selected candidate will be required to work till the completion of the project and resigning from the post during the currency of the project period shall not normally be entertained.

How to Apply- 

The Eligible candidates may apply,  in the prescribed format, along with all required  documents,  addressing  Adminsitrative OfficerCentre for Materials for Electronics Technology, Shornur Road, Athani, Mulankunnathukavu P.O.,  Thrissur-680581, Kerala  so as to reach on or before 15th  January, 2024.  Those , who apply for more than one posts,  may apply separately for each post.    

Only those candidates who are screened in by a Committee will be considered for Interview, for final selection. The decisions of the Screening/Selection Committee are final and binding on all stakeholders. Influence in any manner will be treated as disqualification.  All communications will be through online only and hence the applicants shall provide their e-mail address clearly in the application format. It is the sole responsibility of the candidates to periodically check the website of C-MET/their e-mail  for any further information in this respect.

Last Date for Apply– 15 January 2024

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