Indian Institute of Astrophysics recruits Telescope Operator

Indian Institute of Astrophysics invites online application for the recruitment of Telescope Operator with HSC/12th pass educational background

Company name : Indian Institute of Astrophysics
Posts : Telescope Operator
Qualification : HSC/12th pass
Salary : Rs.5200-20200/-p.m
No of Openings : 02
Location : Bangalore
Last date to apply :  8 Aug,2014


Details of Post :

The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) is an autonomous academic national institution of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India dedicated to research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Allied Sciences & Technology. The Institute has its main campus in Koramangala, Bangalore and CREST Campus at Hosakote, Bangalore. It operates field stations at Kavalur & Kodaikanal in Tamilnadu, Gauribidanur in Karnataka, and Leh/Hanle in Jammu & Kashmir.

Applications are invited from young, bright, and highly motivated individuals for the following positions to work at Indian Astronomical Observatory, Hanle (Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir):

Telescope Operator:

  1. Name of the Post : TELESCOPE OPERATOR
  2. No. of posts : 02 (Unreserved)
  3. Scale of pay : Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 plus grade Pay Rs. 1900/-
  4. Age : Below 30 years
  5. Qualification : HSC/12th pass.
  6. Experience : 2 years in operating opto-mechanical / electro-mechanical systems at high altitude (above 10000ft amsl). Minimum qualification may be relaxed for candidates with more than five years experience in operating opto-mechanical / electro-mechanical systems at very high altitude (above 13000ft amsl).
  7. Job Requirements : Operating the telescope at the Indian Astronomical Observatory, Hanle (15000ft amsl) and provide support for remote observations. This jobinvolves working through specific number of nights in each month and other support activities during the remaining days.

Terms & conditions:

  1. The above posts carry allowances as admissible under Central Government Rules. Selected candidate will be on probation for a period of two years and will be continued on regular appointment subject to satisfactory performance during the probationary period.
  2. The appointee is liable for transfer to any of the Institute’s field stations and locations.
  3. Age relaxation is permissible to SC/ST & OBC candidates and also to physically handicapped candidates as notified by Govt. of India from time to time.
  4. Departmental candidates / Government Servants are eligible for age relaxation as per Rules.
  5. Candidates already employed in Government / Autonomous Institutions / Semi Government Institutions / Corporations / Banks etc., may forward their applications through proper channel.
  6. The date for determining the upper age limit, qualifications and experience shall be the closing date prescribed for receipt of completed application.
  7. Outstation candidates called for interview will be reimbursed to and fro train / bus fare by the shortest route limited to 3 AC sleeper class in respect of posts in Grade Pay Rs.5400/- and second sleeper class (Non-AC) railway fare for remaining posts on production of original tickets.
  8. No correspondence will be entertained with the candidates not selected for interview/appointment. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
  9. The Institute reserves the right to recruit or cancel the entire recruitment process for any or all the posts at any time without assigning any reasons whatsoever.
  10. Candidates meeting the above requirements and willing to apply for the position may submit application through online only.
  11. The last date for receipt of application is 08.08.2014.


Important dates to remember :

Last date to apply : 8 Aug 2014


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