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NIScPR-CSIR: Senior Principal Scientist and Scientist

Senior Principal Scientist and Scientist Positions at the National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (NIScPR), CSIR

This a unique opportunity for research careers in Science & Technology.

CSIR-NIScPR is a premier institute involved in multidisciplinary R&D programs in the areas of

  1. Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) Policy Studies, 
  2. Techno-Socio-Economic Assessment Studies 
  3. Science Communication & Promoting Scientific Temper 
  4. Popularization and Dissemination of Science through research journals. 

NIScPR invites applications from enthusiastic, innovative, and young Indian researchers having excellent academic records and proven achievements for filling up the following positions:

The payments and age limit for various posts, as per norms, are summarized below: -


1. Scientist Group IV (2)

No. of Posts – 07

Pay Level – 11

Basic Pay – Rs. 67,700/-

Total Emoluments – Basic Pay+ DA+ HRA+TA and other admissible allowances applicable as per rule

Upper Age Limit – 32 years

Essential Educational Qualifications: BE/ B. Tech/ M. Sc. With a PG Degree in Intellectual property law (1st class or 60% on an aggregate or equivalent GPA) OR M. Tech. OR Ph.D. degree (Science/Engineering).

Desirable Qualification: 

  1. Relevant experience in Quantitative Economics/Socio-economic impact studies/ Technology assessment and management/ technology forecasting and foresight studies/ Scientometrics and Undertaken studies in MSME/startups/ grassroots/frugal innovation, on traditional knowledge (TK) systems/healthcare systems/agriculture and rural development. 
  2. MATLAB, Computer Programming, Mathematical modeling/Climate modeling/Data analytics using R/python

2. Senior Principal Scientist Group IV (5)

No. of Posts – 01

Pay Level – 13A

Basic Pay – Rs. 1, 31,100/-

Total Emoluments – Basic Pay+ DA+ HRA+TA and other admissible allowances applicable as per rule

Upper Age Limit – 50 years

Essential Educational Qualifications: - Ph.D. Science and six years experience OR Ph.D. degree in Engineering with six years of experience.

Desirable Qualification:

  1. Excellent command over written & spoken English, Experience in the following: 
  2. Popular science writing/ editing/ reporting for magazines, newspapers, newsletters, books, etc., as evident from published documents, 
  3. Managing science media production, Science communication/ outreach/ public engagement.

Total Posts: 08

General information and conditions:  

Benefits under Council service: 

  1. These positions carry usual allowances, i.e., House Rent Allowance (HRA), Dearness Allowance (DA), Transport Allowance (TA), etc., as permissible to central government employees and CSIR employees. 
  2. Council employees are also eligible for accommodation per CSIR allotment regulations (depending on availability). 
  3. Besides the emoluments indicated against each category of posts, benefits such as reimbursements of Medical Expenses, Leave Travel Concession, etc., are available per CSIR Rules. 
  4. CSIR provides outstanding opportunities to deserving candidates for career advancement under the Assessment Promotion scheme for Scientists subject to qualifying, as per rules. 

Mode of Selection

  1. The fulfillment of prescribed educational qualifications and experiences does not entitle an applicant to be called for an interview. 
  2. The Screening Committee will adopt its criteria for short-listing the applicants. 
  3. The selection will be based on qualifications and experience in the relevant discipline over and above the minimum prescribed qualifications supported by the relevant documents.

Date of Commencement of applications: 10/04/2023
Deadline for submission of online applications: 10/05/2023
Deadline for submission of the printout: is 17/05/2023


National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (NIScPR)
Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, New Delhi-110012
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Quick Overview

Type: Scientist
Organization: India: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)
Location: India , Delhi
Eligibility: Varies
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