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Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Recruitment 2019 | Apply online for 36 Junior Research Fellow (JRF) & Research Associate (RA)

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Recruitment 2019 : Applications are invited for following positions of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram. VSSC is one of the lead centres of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

VSSC announced Job notification to Hire candidates who completed M.E/M.Tech, B.Tech/B.E, M.Sc, M.Phil/Ph.D for the position of Junior Research Fellow, Research Associate.

Job Summary
Post Name Junior Research Fellow
Qualification M.E/M.Tech, B.Tech/B.E, M.Sc
Total No.of Vacancies 33 Posts
Salary Rs. 31,000/-Per Month
Job Location : Thiruvananthapuram
Job Summary
Post Name Research Associate
Qualification M.Phil/Ph.D
Total No.of Vacancies 03 Posts
Salary Rs. 47,000/-Per Month
Job Location : Thiruvananthapuram
Vacancy Details
JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW (JRF)
Position No. No. of Positions Research Field Essential Qualifications
JRF-E1901 03 1. Particle Image Velocimetry. M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.
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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Aerospace / Mechanical / Aeronautical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.
2. Estimation of dynamic stability derivatives from free flight tests.
3. Development of time efficient simulation model and control law design for non-axis symmetric SCRAMJET engine
JRF-E1902 01 1. Multi – disciplinary design optimization (MDO) of a Hybrid Drone M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Aeronautical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering / Mechanical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalentin Aeronautical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering / Mechanical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1903 01 1. Development of computational tool for the prediction of hybrid rocket motor performance M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical / Aerospace / Aeronautical / Propulsion / Computer Science / Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

with

B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical / Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1904 01 1 .Design and development of Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) systems M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Embedded Systems / VLSI in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics & Communication / Applied Electronics & Instrumentation / Applied Electronics Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1905 01 1. Optimized Controller for Control Actuation System M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Control SystemsEngineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Electrical & Electronics Engineering / Electronics & Communication Engineering / Applied Electronics & Instrumentation / Applied Electronics in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1906 01 1.Modelling, Realization & Optimization of an Electro Mechanical Component. M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Electrical Machines / Power Electronics / Drives / Control System in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Electrical & Electronics / Electronics & Communication / Applied Electronics & Instrumentation / Applied Electronics Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1907 01 1. Secure hardware cryptographic implementations M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Microelectronics / VLSIin First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics & Communication / Applied Electronics & Instrumentation / Applied Electronics Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1908 01 1.Advanced signal processing algorithm development for RADAR applications. M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Signal Processing / Communication Systems in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics & Communication Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1909 01 1.Mission design using Interplanetary transport network with dynamic system theory M.E /M.Techor equivalent in Control Systems / System Science & Automation, Control & Instrumentationand Control & Guidance in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of a minimum of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Electrical & Electronics / Electronics & Communication / Applied Electronics & Instrumentation / Applied Electronics / Computer Science / Aerospace Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1910 01 1.Characterization of high speed A-D converters M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in VLSI / Digital Electronics in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics & Communication / Applied Electronics & Instrumentation / Applied Electronics Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1911 01 1. Cold atom based inertial sensor development M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Optical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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M.Sc. Degree in Physics or B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Electrical & Electronics / Electronics & Communication in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1912 01 1. Development and implementation of temporal and spatial phase shifting algorithms for use in optical interferometry techniques M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in OpticalEngineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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M.Sc. Degree in Physics or B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1913 01 1. Design, Analysis, Simulation and Experimental studies of Large Membrane / Inflatable Structures for Space Applications M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Structural / Mechanical / Machine Design Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical / Civil Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

JRF-E1914 01 1. Development of CVD based Silicon Carbide Coating on Carbon-Carbon Composite M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Material Science Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1915 02 1.Improvement of mechanical properties at cryo temperatures of martensitic stainless steel by optimizing the alloy composition and process parameters. M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Metallurgy / Material Science &Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Metallurgy / Material Science &Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

2.Modelling and Structure property correlation of diffusion bonding in Titanium Alloys
JRF-E1916 01 1.Thermo-Mechanical Response of Polymer matrix composites under High Heating Rates M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in Engineering Design / Thermal Engineering / Structural / MechanicalEngineeringin First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

JRF-E1917 03 1. Modelling and development of low density foam products for cryo insulation and other space applications M.E /M.Tech or equivalent in ChemicalEngineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 60% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.5 on a 10 scale or equivalent.

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B.E / B.Tech or equivalent in Chemical Engineering in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent

2. Modelling and development of CNT based nano composites for space applications
3. Zero effluent system – AP
JRF-S1918 01 1.Low energy transfers to planets and Lagrangian points. M.Sc. Degree inMathematics in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA /CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent
Knowledge of computer Programming is desirable.
JRF-S1919 01 1.Development of Medium-Low permittivity Electromagnetic ceramics M.Sc. Degree in Physics in First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.
JRF-S1920 02 1. Doppler weather radar operations and atmospheric studies M.Sc Degree in Physics / M.Sc. Degree in Meteorologyin First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.
JRF-S1921 06 1.Synthesis and characterization of Boron Nitride nanostructures M.Sc. Degree in Chemistryin First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.
2.Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of energetic room temperature ionisable fuels.
3.Investigations on Re-mendable high performance polymer matrices.
4.Energetic binders and plasticizers for high performance propellants
5. Studies on Modification of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) to improve electromagnetic “shielding” & absorbing” properties
6. Investigation on the Polymer derived ternary carbides and nitrides for high temperature applications
JRF-S1922 01 1. Reliability estimation for Human Rated Launch vehicle Missions M.Sc. Degree in Statisticsin First Class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks (average of all semesters) or CGPA / CPI grading of 6.84 on a 10 scale or equivalent.
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (RA)
Position No. No. of Positions Research Field Essential Qualifications
RA-1923 01 Development of next generation 20kw fuel cell Ph.D. in Chemistry. Their Ph.D. work should have been carried out in Electro Catalysts / Fuel Cells / Electrolysers.
RA-1924 01 Development of next generation 20kw fuel cell Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. Their Ph.D. work should have been carried out in PEM fuel cells
RA-1925 01 Development of next generation 20kw fuel cell. Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Their Ph.D. work should have been carried out in PEM fuel cell modelling and simulation.

Age Limit(as on 30.10.2019) : Minimum age is 18 years for all positions.

Selection Process


  • The selection of JRF& RA will be based on the performance in the interview. Initial screening of applications will be conducted to short-list meritorious candidates for interview. The qualification prescribed is the minimum requirement and the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for interview. The interview will be scheduled at VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram. The call letter for interview will be sent to the short-listed candidates by e-mail. The result of the interview will be announced at the VSSC website subsequently.
  • Candidates applying for JRF positions with multiple research fields may note that if selected, allocation of research field will be decided by the Centre.
  • At the time of interview the candidates are required to produce original documents of the following:
  • Originals of all certificates, mark sheets, Ph.D. degree in proof of educational qualification[Equivalency Certificate in case of foreign Degree], proof of work experience, age etc.
  • No Objection Certificate, from the employer concerned in respect of those applicants who are employed under Central / State Government / Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous Bodies.

Research Associate (RA)


  • The Research Associateship is initially for a period of ONE YEAR and is renewable annually for a total period of two years (three years in exceptional cases). There will be a review of the progress of the work before the renewal every year and the remuneration will be fixed at `49,000/`54,000 for the 2nd and 3rd year respectively.
  • Candidates should submit a research proposal (not exceeding 2000 words) on the work they intend to carry out at VSSC in the research field mentioned in the advertisement with the application.
  • All eligible candidates for RA are requested to submit the application along with the following documents only by email to <ao_rectt@vssc.gov.in>:
  1. Scanned copy of the Application in the prescribed format attached.
  2. Abstract of Ph.D. thesis
  3. List of Publications
  4. Research proposal (maximum of 2000 words) on the Research Field indicated.
  5. Detailed Bio-data
  6. Scanned copy of the certificates in proof of educational qualifications, age, work experience etc.
  7. Only Indian Nationals need apply.
  8. No interim correspondence will be entertained.
  9. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
  10. Candidates working under Central/State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous bodies etc. should submit their application through proper channel or submit ‘No objection certificate’ at the time of interview.
  11. Candidates possessing Degrees awarded by foreign universities should produce the equivalency certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, at the time of interview.
  12. Applications submitted without complete information, photo, signature etc. will besummarily rejected.

How To Apply


  • Applications for the position of JRF-E1901 to JRF- S1922 will be received through on-line only and for RA-1923 to RA-1925, applications in prescribed format along with required documents to be sent to email <ao_rectt@vssc.gov.in> and all further communications will be made to the applicants through e-mail/VSSC website only.
  • Therefore, the applicants are advised to check their e-mail and visit the VSSC website from time to time.Submission of on-line applications in the website http://www.vssc.gov.in will be open from­­­­­­­­­­­ 10:00 hours on 16.10.2019 to 1700 hours on 30.10.2019. The candidates registered under National Career Service (NCS) portal and fulfilling the eligibility conditions may visit ISRO website and follow the application procedure as stated.
  • Upon on-line registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference. The candidates are also advised to take a printout of the online application for future reference.
  • The applicants need not send any documents such as print out of online application, copies of certificates/mark lists in proof of educational qualification, work experience, age etc. by post.
Important Dates
Starting Date of Online Application 16 October 2019
Last Date of Online Application 30 October 2019
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