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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) Director Recruitment 2011 Jobs Vacancy

Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) 
Plot. No. 5, Sector -18, Kalamboli Highway
New Panvel, Navi Mumbai 410 218


Indian Institute of Geomagnetism is a premier research Institute in the country involved in the study of all aspects of Geomagnetism. It has strong research programmmes in the following three areas :

1. Observatory and Data Analysis
2. Upper Atmospheric Sciences
3. Solid Earth Geomagnetism

The Institute is looking for a distinguished Scientist (Citizen of India) with ability and experience to carry out the objectives of the Institute for appointment as


This is a top R&D management position. The Director will have the overall administrative control of the Institute and will provide high level leadership to the Institute in identification of research programmes and projects of national and international relevance in various specialized fields of research undertaken by the Institute. She/He will enthuse and motivate scientists of the Institute; promote creativity and excellence and create an atmosphere conducive to harmonious functioning of the Institute. She/He will interact and establish rapport with national and international, academic and professional institutions and specialists dealing with the domain areas of research undertaken by the Institute and will ensure multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional cooperation towards fulfilment of the objectives of the Institute.

Essential: Doctorate in Earth, Atmospheric and related sciences with (a) atleast 20 years of experience in R&D in Science and Technology organizations and/or industrial and academic institutions or as faculty/scientist of recognized national/ international universities / research institutes/ corporate R& D Labs etc., out of which atleast 4 years should be in managerial / administrative capacity for science and technology programmes, planning and development, budget & finance, coordination and such organizational matters, (b) R&D experience in Solid Earth Geophysics / Geomagnetism / Upper Atmospheric Physics / Sun Earth relations.

Desirable: (i)Post-doctoral research (ii) Original published work of high standard (iii) Evidence of high-professional eminence by way of recognitions like fellowship of academies, national/international awards in science etc.

Age : Not exceeding 56 years as on 1st January, 2011.

Tenure: The appointment will be for a period of 5 years or upto the date of superannuation, whichever is earlier. The tenure can be extended on recommendations of the Governing Council, by the Central Government.

Pay Scale: Rs. 67,000/- (annual increment @3%) - Rs. 79,000/- plus allowances, as per Central Government rules.

The Search-cum-Selection Committee constituted by the Department of Science & Technology will consider the applications and nominations received from Fellows of Academies, Directors of National Laboratories and Vice Chancellors of Universities, etc. for selection. The Committee can also consider those who may not have applied for the post, after considering all the applications and nominations and finding that no candidate is suitable. The Search-cum-Selection Committee can also invite a person of high repute for appointment.

The application or nomination may be sent on the prescribed application form available on the website of the Institute, to the Registrar, Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, at the above address, so as to reach him on or before 13.05.2011.

About Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) 
The Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG) today is a leading institute of the country actively engaged in basic and applied research in Geomagnetism and allied areas  of Atmospheric and Space Physics, and Plasma Physics. It started out as a successor to the Colaba observatory, Set up in 1826, where the first regular magnetic observatory in the country was established in 1841. IIG became an autonomous research institute in 1971, and is now under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.  
In 2003, the Institute has been shifted from its previous location at the site of the Colaba observatory to a larger new campus at Panvel in Navi Mumbai (New Bombay). In addition to this campus, IIG has an Equatorial Geophysical Research Laboratory (EGRL) at Tirunelveli, and is in the process of setting up the Dr. K. S. Krishnan Geophysical Research Laboratory at Allahabad. The Institute also operates ten modern magnetic observatories at various locations in India. A Magnetic Vacuum system (MACACS) is installed at the prime observatory at Alibag. Among other major observational facilities of IIG are two Partial Reflection Radars, located at the EGRL and Kolhapur.

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