(Advertisement No. PER/05/2019)

The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune is an autonomous research organization under Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi, fully devoted to cutting edge research in various aspects of weather and climate science. The activities include training of post graduates and motivate them to take up research careers in atmospheric and oceanic sciences required to improve skill of weather and climate forecasts. The Institute has excellent infrastructural facilities such as India’s first Multi Petaflop Super Computer, observational facilities like RADARS, Radiometers, LIDAR etc., modern library, workshop and other scientific support. It has a strong link with various universities and national and international organizations. Major research areas at the institute are climate modelling, climate change projections, Climate variability and climate dynamics, extended range and seasonal forecasts, physics and dynamics of tropical clouds, aerosol-cloudprecipitation interaction, air pollution monitoring, modelling and prediction, satellite and radar meteorology and paleoclimatology.

Applications are invited from young Doctorates/Post-Graduates/ Post Graduate Engineers for selection of Research Associates, Research Fellows at the Institute.

No of Vacancies

IITM Research Associates: 10 nos (Reservation SC- 2, ST-1, OBC-2, EWS-1, UR – 4)

Essential Qualifications: A Doctorate degree from a recognized University in Meteorology/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Oceanography/ Physics/ Applied Physics/ Geophysics with Meteorology as main subject/ Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics/ Statistics/ or equivalent subjects. Well acquainted in computer programming, Linux etc. and having publications in peer reviewed journals related to atmospheric/oceanic/climate sciences. Candidate should have minimum 60% aggregate mark in the Master’s degree.

Desirable Qualifications: Demonstrated skill in weather and climate modeling/observational techniques and data analysis etc. supported by peer reviewed publications.

Age Limit: 35 years as on 15.05.2019

Stipend: Rs. 47,000/-p.m. plus admissible HRA

Tenure: 01 year (Extendable by another 02 years depending on performance)

IITM Research Fellows: (20 nos.) (Reservation SC- 3, ST-3, OBC-7, EWS-2, UR–5)

Essential Qualifications: Post Graduate degree with minimum 60% Marks in (Physical Sciences [includes Physics/Applied Physics/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Meteorology/ Oceanography/ Climate Science/Geophysics with Meteorology as one of the subject/Environmental Sciences/Electronics / or equivalent subjects] / Chemical Sciences [includes Chemistry/ Physical Chemistry/ Inorganic Chemistry/ Organic Chemistry/ or equivalent subjects]/ Mathematical Sciences [includes Mathematics/ Applied Mathematics/ statistics/ or equivalent subjects] with CSIR-UGC NET (including Lectureship) /GATE at par with DST O.M. SR/S9/Z-08/2018 dated 30.01.2019.


M.Tech. with minimum 60% Marks in (Atmospheric/Oceanic Sciences or equivalent subject) with CSIR-UGC NET (including Lectureship)/GATE/ qualified OR Master degree with minimum 60% marks from any branch of Engineering along with CSIR-UGC NET (including Lectureship)/GATE/ qualified.

Candidates who have qualified CSIR-UGC-NET (including Lectureship) /GATE and appeared for final year of M.Sc./ M.S./ M.Tech./ M.E. can apply for the post and should write their aggregate marks upto the latest semester they have appeared but their appointment is subject to having passed the M.Tech./M.Sc./M.S./M.E. examination as evidenced by mark sheets/ provisional degree certificate. Selected candidates are required to complete Ph.D. in Atmospheric/ Oceanic Sciences under the guidance of research scientists of this Institute. Candidates should have studied Physics or Mathematics at Bachelor’s degree.

Desirable: Demonstrated computer programming Linux, UNIX, Windows/Fortran/C etc.

Age Limit: 28 years as on 15.05.2019

Stipend: Rs.31,000/- p.m. plus admissible HRA

Tenure: 04 years. The candidate should register for Ph.D.

Candidates who would like to avail fellowship from CSIR/UGC/DST-INSPIRE and work as JRF in IITM are also encouraged to apply. Such candidates need to specify in the online application form about their preference of fellowship (whether availing IITM Research Fellowship or CSIR/UGC/ DST-INSPIRE fellowship).

Interviews for RA positions will be held in June 2019. Written Examination and Interviews for RF position would be held in June 2019.

Aspiring candidates may submit their applications along with their CV online:

Facility for submitting online applications will commence on 22nd April 2019 (17:00 hours) and close on 15th May 2019 (17.00 hrs). Hard copy of the application will not be accepted.

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