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SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences Post Doctoral Program

Advanced Post Doctoral Manpower Programme (APMP) 2014

S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, JD Block, Sector-III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700098, has invited applications for admission to Advanced Post Doctoral Manpower Programme (APMP) of July 2014

APMP at a glance

The Centre runs a programme based on Post-Doctoral Research Associates (PDRA) and any other long term Post Doctoral Fellowship Programme such as Bose Fellowship, Research Faculty Fellowship etc

This programme also includes administration of such Fellows supported by various projects including Young Scientist Project, Woman Scientist Project, DBT Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Nano Mission Post Doctoral Fellowship


The Centre is looking for persons possessing Doctorate (PhD degree) (including those who recently submitted thesis or are about to submit thesis in next 3 months) for appointment as a PDRA in the Centre

In case a candidate who has submitted thesis is selected for PDRA, the evidence of Ph.D degree obtained has to be submitted to the Centre within one year of joining

The applicant prior to PhD should have a first class, in B.Sc. and M.Sc or equivalent examinations

An applicant who has a recent PhD/submitted/about to submit thesis, must have at least three (3) publications in refereed journal of impact factor preferably greater than one (1) when the application is made. For candidates who are having post doctoral experience, the minimum number of should be five (5) in refereed journal of impact factor preferably greater than one (1)

The selected candidates will be strongly engaged to work independently

However, a member of the faculty will act as a mentor

Age limit: The upper age limit for award of PDRA shall be 35 years

The upper age limit is relaxable upto 5 years in the case of applicants belonging to scheduled caste/tribes, women, physically handicapped and OBC candidates

Selection Procedure:

The selection procedure will be done four times in a year

The four times ‘gather’ for PDRA selection will be in January, April, July and October

The selection would be through assessment of academic achievements of the candidate and by interview by a Selection Committees constituted for the purpose. Second class AC rail fare is admissible to those applicants who are called for interview

The validity of the offer of award shall be six months from the date mentioned in the award letter. The recommendation of the Selection Committee as approved by the Director will be final

Emoluments & Tenure

Emoluments: The emoluments for PDRAs will be as per norms of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India in the category of Research Associate – I, Research Associate – II and Research Associate – III and HRA as per Govt of India rules

Tenure: Associateship will be tenable initially for a period of one year. It may be extended further for a period of one year based on satisfactory progress as assessed by a Committee

How to Apply:

Before applying please verify your Research interest with the present research work undertaken at the Centre

Applications in plain paper with complete CV supported by all relevant documents pertaining to academic qualifications

A short statement of research interest and at least two (2) letters of reference can be sent by the applicant at [email protected]

For applicants who are having post-doctoral experience should give names of at least three (3) references one of whom should be thesis supervisor and the other one should be the mentor of last post doc assigned

The soft-copy should be followed by a hard copy

For consideration of application in January – last date of submission November 30

For consideration of application in Aprillast date of submission February 28

For consideration of application in Julylast date of submission May 30

For consideration of application in Octoberlast date of submission August 31

For details, see the link:


SN Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata

(An Autonomous National Centre funded by the Dept of Science and Technology, Govt of India)

Block JD, Sector-III, Salt Lake, Kolkata-700098, Website