Advertisement for the post of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in DST-SERB sponsored research project (EMR/2016/001723)
Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) Manora Peak Nainital-263002 Uttrakhand (India)
Recommendations of the interview committee constituted for interview on one temporary project-based post (un-reserved) of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in the DST-SERB sponsored project No. EMR/2016/001723 (published in Times of India 9th Dec 2017) titles “Devasthal optical telescope - AGN Reverberation Monitoring (DOT-ARM): Probing AGN black-hole masses and broad line regions)”.
The committee, constituted by Director ARIES for selection/interview, conducted interview on 23-Jan-2018 from 10 AM till 04 PM at Ashwini guest house, ARIES for the above post. A total of 13 candidates appeared for the interviews while total invitations were sent to 38 candidates by the screening/selection committee. Candidates were assessed for aptitude towards research oriented projects, science interests and scientific computation related skills. Basic questions related to physics and scientific computation aimed at probing understanding of subject and problem-solving ability of candidates were asked. The questions asked were of almost uniform standard to all the candidates, and every candidate was interacted with for about 20 minute duration. Candidates who could not prove their problem-solving abilities and aptitude for research were considered disqualified. Among the qualified candidates, a merit list was prepared based on their performance in interview, desired qualifications and prior experience in the related works. Based on individual and collective assessments by the committee (members), the following candidates were recommended qualified in order of merit:
(1) Vivek Kumar Jha (Roll No. 20)
Waiting List: In case candidate from the main list does not join, the following candidates may be subsequently considered in order of merit.
(2) Sanoj Prasad (Roll No. 29)
(3) Monika Belwal (Roll No. 08)
Applications are invited for the position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for research work in DST-SERB sponsored project (EMR/2016/001723) as per details:
Project Title: Devasthal optical telescope - AGN Reverberation Monitoring (DOT-ARM): Probing AGN black-hole masses and broad line regions
No. of posts: One
Minimum Qualifications: Post Graduate Degree in Physics or Graduate Degree in Computer science; with >55% and preferably with NET/GATE or Post Graduate Degree in Computer science.
Desirable & Job description: Computer programing skills in c++,c, pythons mysql and php. The major task will be to develop softwares for data analysis and automatisation of telescope operations based on remote control systems (cf. c++ based openware of http://rts2.org/ ) .
Age Limit: 28 years (maximum); Relaxation in the upper age limit/educational qualifications is admissible in case of SC/ST/OBC as per DST, Government of India rules.
Project tenure: 3 years; annually extendable based on satisfactory performances.
Fellowship: 25,000/- pm + HRA admissible as per DST rules (if campus hostel accommodation will not be available).
Application Format: Those interested in the project are requested to send their updated CV with the following application format:- (Personal particulars, Details of academic record (12th onwards), Research/Professional Experience)
Mode of Application: Applications including CV and correspondence address should reach the
Interview: The shortlisted candidates will be called for interview most likely on 8th January 2018 at Manora Peak Nainital; though the exact date and time of interview will be intimated to the short-listed candidates by email. The update about the processing of application will also be available in our online portal at: http://www.aries.res.in/~hum/jrf_dst/ . No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.
Note: The above position is available immediately. The position is purely temporary and co-terminus with the aforementioned project. The services of the selected candidate will be governed by the rules/regulations of ARIES, but he/she will not be an employee of the Institute and shall have no claim for any benefit whatsoever on that account.
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