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In the field of remote sensing, it undertakes design and development of optical and microwave satellite sensors, data products from these sensors in terms of image preparation and related software tools and demonstration and coordination of end-to-end applications of spaceborne satellite RS data for national development. As part of the end-to-end demonstration, it is actively engaged in developing techniques for use of satellite based observations for crop production forecasting under a major project on behalf of Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India. This involves working in multi-disciplinary areas covering field surveys, crop-weather models, digital image processing, geographic information system and relational data bases. In meteorology and oceanography, the Centre’s activities incorporate design and fabrication of suitable sensors for satellite platforms as well as retrieval and analysis of satellite data to provide information about atmosphere, ocean and coastal zone for use in weather forecast and ocean resource studies. The center has been identified as the nodal agency for undertaking focused R&D work in the field of satellite oceanography and coastal research by the Department of Ocean Development (DOD), Govt. of India.


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Major International collaborations are also going on where emphasis is on global collaboration on observations, analysis and modeling of atmospheric and oceanic processes to study climatic changes on different time scales (climate and medium scale). Programmes like International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and Indian Ocean Experiencement (INDOEX) are geared to understand man’s impact on climate and earth as a system.

One of the major activities is to develop comprehensive techniques for monitoring short-term and long-term changes in cropping systems, as a part of the FASAL (Forecasting Agriculture through Satellite, Agrometeorolgy and Land-based observations).

These programmes require a large number of fresh postgraduates in scientific disciplines with consistently good academic record and having aptitude for research work as Junior Research Fellows. The fellowships provide unique opportunity to work in front-line research areas with access to excellent computing and library facilities. On the job training will be available to initialize a fresh science postgraduate into the field of space applications. The programmes can also lead to the preparation of doctoral thesis for submission to reputed Indian Universities for obtaining Ph.D.

Sr. No. 1. Junior Research Fellows: Essential qualifications: (1.1) M.SC. (Agriculture) in Agronomy/Agricultural Meteorology/Agricultural Physics with First Class. (1.2) M. Tech./M.SC. (Tech.) in Agricultural Engineering with First Class. (1.3) M.Sc. in Botany (with Specialisation in Plant Physiology) M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Crop Physiology with First Class.

Desirable qualifications: Experience/familiarity with simulation modeling cropping system management, computer programming, digital image processing/GIS. Job description: The selected candidates will work as part of multidisciplinary team and will work on field data collection creation of spatial databases and integration of remote sensing data in cropping system simulation models. The work will involve extensive use of digital image processing and GIS software.

Sr. No. 2. Junior Research Fellows: Essential qualifications: M.Sc. in Geophysics’ with First Class. Desirable qualifications: M.Sc. in Geophysics with First Class. Desirable qualifications: Competence in computer use and any scientific programming language. Willingness to participate in field work. Job description: The selected candidates will work in a multi-disciplinary team on retrieval of crop physical parameters from satellite data.

Sr. No. 3. Junior Research Fellows: Essential qualifications: MSc. (First Class) in Agricultural Meteorology/Agricultural Physics/Geophysics with specialization in Agric. Meteorology. Desirable qualifications: proficiency in use of computers and experience in use of crop simulation model. Willingness to undertake field work. Job description: The selected candidates will work in a multi-disciplinary team on creation of weather database, validate crop simulation models and adapt them for regional applications.

Sr. No. 4. Junior Research Fellows: Essential qualifications: M.Sc. (Physics, Optics, Applies Optics) with First Class. Desirable qualifications: Familiarity with computers and commercially available software. Job description: The selected persons will be required to work on theoretical modeling as well as in the laboratory for the alignment of the optical systems. The work consists off the following: (1) Optical design, analysis, simulations and solid modeling pertaining to the IRS and INSAT projects. This work is completely done on computers. (2) Alignment of optical components to form the complete optical system. (3) Evaluation of image quality of optical systems. (4) Experimental studies to correlate results obtained from modeling.

Sr. No. 5. Junior Research Fellows: Essential qualifications: 1. Degree in Electronics Engineering with First Class (2) M.Sc (Electronics) with First Class. Desirable qualifications: Good background in computer

Analysis of test data. Job description: The selected persons will be involved in assembly, integration and optimization of electro-optical sensor systems and development of theoretical simulation models. This will include, defining optical, electrical, mechanical and thermal interfaces, generation of interface documents based on system requirements, incoming inspection for specification compliance of different subsystem, assembly and integration of subsystems/components in to sensor systems, optimization of the total system parameters to the required specifications. Preparation of detailed documentations for various activities. The optimization activity involves parameters like electrical signal and noise in analog and digital domain, interface timings and voltage levels, electro-optical parameters like image modulation and registrations, etc.

Sr. No. 6. Junior Research Fellows: Essential qualifications: (a) M.Sc. (Tech) with specialization in Electronics/Instrumentation with First Class. OR (b) M.Sc. in Physics/Applied Physics/Electronics with First Class, preferably with electives like semiconductors and/or semiconductor devices. Desirable qualifications: (a) Good background in theoretical aspects of semiconductors. (b) Knowledge of compute software development related to various measurement set-ups involving detector characterisation. Job description: The selected persons will be involved in characterisation of detectors in the Visible, NIR and TIR regions of the electro magnetic spectrum. He/She may be associated with developing experimental set-ups for measuring detector parameters like Active Area, Modulus Transfer Function (MTF), Optical Crosstalk, Dark Resistance, Responsivety, Noise Spectra, etc., He/She is expected to work with Equipment like High Vacuum Dewars, Lock-in Amplifiers, Digital Processing Oscilloscopes and Black Bodies. He/She is also expected to develop use friendly softwares for the automation of experimental set-ups developed for detector characterisation.

Sr. No. 7. Junior Research Fellows: Essential qualifications: (a) M.Sc. (Tech.) with Optics / Instrumentation / Electronics specialization with First Class. OR (b) M.Sc in Physics/Applied Physics with First Class. Desirable qualifications: (a) Good background in theoretical aspects of Optics, Semiconductors and Spectroscopy. (b) Knowledge of compute software development related to various.measurement set-ups. Job description: The selected persons will be involved in spectral evaluation of Optics, optical system and detectors. He/She may be associated with the spectral characterisation of electro optical systems being developed at this center. He/She is expected to work with sophisticated equipment like VIS-IR spectroradiometer, FTIR, detector characterisation set-up, etc.

Sr. No. 8. Junior Research Fellows: Essential qualifications: (a) M.Sc. (Physics/Applied physics) with First Class. Candidate with exposure in Optics/Electronics/Lasers/Fiber Optics/Computational Techniques will be preferred. (b) M.Tech./M.Sc.(Tech.) with specialization in Optics/Applied Optics/Laser & Optoelectronics/Semiconductor Technology or equivalent with First Class. Candidate with exposure in computer programming will be preferred. Job description: The selected persons will be involved in simulation and modeling activities related to the Standards for Photometric and Radiometric measurements and transfer of radiance scale to various spaceborne electro-optical sensors such as the calibration of sources and detectors in the spectral region of the visible, near infrared (NIR), shortwave infrared (SWIR), Mid-infrared (MIR) and thermal infrared (TIR). The selected candidate shall also work in the field of design and testing of cryogenic coolers for infrared detector cooling.

Sr. No. 9. Junior Research Fellows: Essential qualifications: (a) M.Sc. (Physics) First Class with specialization in electronics. Desirable qualification: Knowledge of PC based computer programming in visual basic and visual C++ in windows environment. Familiarity with analog and digital electronic circuits and electronics instrumentation. Job description: Indian Remote Sensing Satellite Cameras use State of the art imaging sensor array devices operating in the 400 nm to 1700nm spectral region. The job involves assisting in the various experimental studies and measurements of these devices characteristics, development of PC based automated test setups and device modeling. Since the qualifications for some of the: posts mentioned above are common, the candidate should mention the order of priorities for those posts.

Emoluments: Rs. 5000 p.m. + 15% HRA, (for 1 st and 2 nd year), Rs. 5600 per month (for subsequent years).

General Information: (1) Age limit: Less than 30 yeas at the time of applying. (2) Research Fellows will be appointed initially for one year and their term shall be extended based on need and assessment of their work. (3) The Research Fellows will be allowed to register for Ph.D. (4) The Fellowships will not confer any claim or right for regular employment in any Centre/Unit of Indian Space Research Organisation/Department of Space. (5) Leave and medical facilities are available as applicable. (6) Clearance of appropriate authority will have to be taken by Fellow before publishing any work. (7) Out-station candidates called for interview will be paid to-and-fro second class railway fare by the shortest route on production of proof of journey, such as railway ticket number or bus tickets, etc. (8) Only Indian Nationals need apply. (9) Applications received against the advertisement are liable to be short-listed, if found necessary. (10) Organisation reserves the right not to fill up any of the posts, if so decides. (11) Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification. (12) Candidates will have to produce proof of the details furnished in their application as and when required. (13) Candidates working in Government/Public Undertaking/Quasi-Government/Autonomous Organisation should ensure that their applications are sent through proper channel. In case they anticipate any delay in forwarding their applications, they may submit advance copies of their applications before the due date. (14) Applications without the requisite information asked for in the prescribed format/without signature/without photograph/without attested true copies of the certificates and marksheets and those received after the due date will not be considered. (15) Completed application with attested true copies of certificates and mark-sheets should reach the Administrative Office-1, Recruitment Section, Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of space, Government of India, Ambawadi Vistar P.O. Ahmedabad-380015 within 20 days from the date of publication of the advertisement. Applications should be sent in a cover superscribed APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF “…” – Advt. Number, … Sr. No…) 16. No interim correspondence will be entertained. 17. Candidates can appear for the interview in Hindi in case they so prefer.

Formats of application and declaration are published along with the advertisement.

Notifications for the programme are published in June.