JRF Under MOEF Funded Project at IISER Bhopal

Applications are invited for JRF Under MOEF Funded Project at IISER Bhopal. The last date of application is 15 June 2022.

Position Details

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the post of “Junior Research Fellow (JRF)” for a research project entitled ”National Carbonaceous Aerosols Programme COALESCE: CarbOnaceous AerosoL Emissions, Source apportionment and ClimatE impacts” funded by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India. The project is organized around a three-tier structure involving 17 Institutions with IISER Bhopal as an Associate Institute.


Temporary post co-terminus with the project (current end of project date is 31 March 2023).


Rs. 31,000 pm + HRA.


This position requires a post-graduate degree (BS-MS, MSc, M.Tech) in Atmospheric Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Analytical Chemistry, Civil/Environmental/Chemical Engineering, Life Sciences or from a recognized University/Institute. The candidate should preferably have a fundamental knowledge of atmospheric aerosols, specifically aerosol chemistry, its chemical analysis methods and optical characteristics.

In addition to minimum qualification, a National level examination like National Eligibility Test (NET)/CSIR-JRF/UGC-JRF/INSPIRE-Ph.D/GATE/Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship or any other Fellowship is mandatory.


  • Experience with factor analysis including chemical mass balance and positive matrix factorization for atmospheric aerosols.
  • Experience with performing Mie calculations and coupling in with source apportionment is an advantage.


  • The position requires hands on experience in at least one of the following instruments: Ion Chromatography (IC)/ Inductively Coupled Plasma- Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)/ Thermal optical carbon analyzer/ Gas Chromatography- Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • At least 6 months experience in aerosol chemical analyses, should be able to implement QA/QC of analytical procedures.

Application Process

Applications are to be made (electronic copy or hard copy) by submitting curriculum vitae (CV) (in accordance with the appended format) along with a statement of purpose. The application should including a passport-sized photograph and at least two letters of recommendation.

Completed applications should preferably reach the undersigned by June 15, 2022 by e-mail (preferably) or post. However, application deadline may be extended for exceptionally qualified candidates and positions will remain open until filled. Further, the selection committee may offer lower or higher designation and lower or higher salary depending upon the experience and performance of the candidate in the interview.

Notification of JRF Under MOEF Funded Project at IISER Bhopal.