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Scientific Assistant at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (TIFR), Mumbai:Last date : Nov 20

Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE), a National Centre of TIFR invites applications for the post tenable at HBCSE, Mumbai.

Scientific Assistant-(B)

One post (Unreserved); Pay Level 6;Pay Stage 1, Total Monthly Emoluments: Rs. 54126/-; HQ: Mumbai. 

Qualification & Experience: 

1) Full time Science Graduate (Chemistry or allied areas) with aggregate 60% marks from a recognised University/Institute 

2) Knowledge of use of personal computers and its applications. 

3) 1 year experience (in Chemistry laboratories in educational institutions or R & D laboratories or in chemical industries).


Experience in chemistry experimental development or teaching/managing of chemistry laboratory courses, analysis of data and report writing, competency with common word processing and data analysis softwares such as MS-Office, Libre-office, etc. Good proficiency in English language and writing skills in English and/or any other regional language. MSc candidates in relevant subject and experience will be preferred. However, the candidate must meet the mandatory requirement under qualification and experience as per the recruitment norms.

Job Requirement: 

The candidate will be involved with various chemistry education activities of the Centre viz Chemistry Olympiad, National Initiative in Undergraduate Science, Vigyan Pratibha and teacher development programs of HBCSE. The person is expected to travel to different parts of the country, especially for teacher development programmes. The person will be regularly involved with written/audio-visual content development related to experimental chemistry and chemistry education. In addition, the candidate will provide organizational support for the various programmes, including management of day-to-day activities of chemistry laboratory as per the needs of the programmes.    


Maximum 28 years (Prescribed age should not exceed as on July 01, 2020).

General Information:

Higher starting salary could be considered for deserving candidates. The candidates are liable to be transferred to other Centres/Field stations of the Institute, if required.

Appointment for the above post will be initially for a period of three years including probation period of one year. Continuing appointment beyond the initial period of three years will be subject to the results of a comprehensive review and performance appraisal. After successful review, the appointment is continued till superannuation age, which is sixty years.

Selected candidates for the above post will be governed by the New Pension Scheme applicable to the Central Government Service [unless they are already governed by CCS (Pension) Rules 1972].

Post for General Category (Unreserved) – SC/ST/OBC/PwBD candidates can also apply.

Applications from the candidates will be accepted ONLY ONLINE.


Candidates applying for above post and who are eligible for further age relaxation as per extant GOI rules are required to submit applications by POST, along with a copy of relevant certificate in support of age relaxation (for example ex-servicemen, persons with benchmark disabilities etc.). [SC, ST and OBC candidates applying for unreserved post are not eligible for age relaxation and should apply online].

Applicants in Government/Semi-Government/ Public Sector Undertaking must apply through proper channel. Applicants who do not send their applications through proper channel, if called, will be able to participate in the recruitment process only upon submission of an NOC from the competent authority. However, an advance copy of application along with relevant enclosures may be submitted by post. Such applicants are not required to apply online.


Incomplete applications and applications without photocopy of certificate in support of age relaxation and applications received after the last date shall not be considered.


On-Line applications must be submitted by November 20, 2020 and applications by post must reached the Head Administration & Finance, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, TIFR, V. N. Purav Marg, Mankhurd, Mumbai – 400 088 by November 20, 2020. Applicants who are required to send the applications by post must superscribe the post applied for, advertisement No. of the post on the envelope. The format of the application is as prescribed for on-line applications.

Note: The candidates are required to produce following original documents with copies at the time of recruitment process :

Printout of online application form.

Identity Proof (Aadhar Card/Election Card/Pan Card/Passport/Driving License).

Date of Birth/Proof of age.

Educational Qualification (all mark sheets and certificates).

In case Universities/Board award letter grades/CGPA/OGPA, the same will have to be indicated as equivalent percentage of marks as per the norms adopted by the University/Board. In the absence of the same, the candidature will not be considered (While submitting original documents for verification, the candidates will have to produce the norms of the University/Board for conversion of grades/CGPA/OGPA to equivalent percentage of marks.

Experience Certificates/s.

Conduct certificates from two respectable persons.

Outstation candidates called for recruitment process will be paid single Second Class(not air-conditioned) return train fare for the journey by the shortest route from the nearest railway station of their place of residence to the place of interview on production of photocopies of onward and return journey tickets.


The Institute reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates for interview to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualifications and experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement. Mere fulfilling the essential and desirable qualifications will not entitle an applicant to be called for interview. More vacancies may also be filled through this advertisement. The Institute reserves the right not to fill any/some posts herein advertised. Canvassing in any form shall disqualify the candidate. 


Before applying for the post, the candidate should ensure that he fulfills the eligibility and other criteria. Recruitment authorities would be free to reject application not fulfilling the requisite criteria, at any stage of recruitment, and if erroneously appointed, such candidates shall be liable to be terminated from service if appointed.

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