National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS) is an autonomous research institution under the Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India situated at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

The ESSO-NCESS invites online applications for contract positions from interested, eligible and perspective candidates of Indian Origin for filling up the post of Project Scientist C(2 Nos)Project Scientist B (15 Nos), Research Associate (4 Nos), Project Assistant (44 Nos), Laboratory Assistant (6 Nos), Senior Programmer (1 No) and Junior Programmer (1No)

Details about the positions, pay, academic qualifications, responsibilities, format of application and other general conditions are given below

Post Code Designation Vacancy Qualifications
01 Project Scientist-C 1 Essential:
  • Master’s degree in Geophysics with minimum 60% marks or equivalent from a recognized university in qualifying degree 
  • Three years experience in research and development in the geophysical data analyses particularly in the Electromagnetic and Magneto telluric data supported by scientific publications. Doctorate degree in the respective area will be counted as three years experience.


  • Doctorate degree in the relevant subject area of specialization
  • Experience in handling of MT data, analysis and interpretation 
  • Demonstrated excellence in research and publications in peer-reviewed journals
02 Project Scientist-C 1 Essential:
  • Master’s Degree in Physics with at least 60% marks
  • Three years’ experience in research and development. Doctorate degree in the respective


  • PhD in Physics with specialization in spectroscopic applications.
  • Experience in the application of fluorescence based spectroscopic techniques and Raman spectroscopy in fluid inclusion research and relevant publications in the field.

Age Limit & Reservation

Post Code Vacancy Remuneration(Rs. )* Age Limit(Yrs) Reservation
Project Scientist C 2 65000/- 40 As per GoI norms. However,being a projectmode position, if such candidates are not available, the same will betreated as unreserved.
Project Scientist B 15 55000/- 35
Research Associate 4 36000/- 35
Project Assistant 44 24000/- 28
Laboratory Assistant 6 15000 28
Senior Programmer 1 24000/- 28
Junior Programmer 1 15000/- 28

How to Apply:

1. The application will be accepted online (http://www.ncess.gov.in/) only. Applicants are requested to carefully go through the full text of the advertisement and the instructions in particular.

2. To apply, the applicant must fill the online application and upload scanned images of photograph, signature and relevant self-attested certificates pertaining to educational and professional qualifications mark sheets for all academic years, proof of date of birth, experience certificate, caste certificate, NOC, etc. If the certificates are in a language other than English, attested translation should be uploaded.

3. The photograph and signature should be in .jpg format with the file size limit between 10kb to 100Kb. All certificates should be in .pdf format of each file less than 500 kb.

4. The Candidates should produce the original certificates at the time of written test/ interview. Non-production of the original certificates/ production of original certificates at variance with the online submission details will result in disallowing the candidatefrom appearing for the written test / interview. No travel reimbursement will be made to such candidates.

5. Candidates currently working in any other organisation shouldsubmit the proof of their current employment.

In case of difficulty in the submission of online application form (not for other queries), please email to vacancies@ncess.gov.in. No queries in this regard will be entertained. Last date for submitting the application:

Last date & time for submission of online applications: 15.09.2017 @ 5PM IST

General Conditions:

1. Candidates should have a valid e-mail id and mobile number which should be kept active till the declaration of the final result. All communications relating to this advertisement will be sent by email/SMS mentioned by the candidate in his application.

2. The candidate’s age should not exceed the age limit as mentioned above as on date of closure of application.

3. The upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC. Relaxation in upper age limit for the disabled, employees of Govt. Organisations, ex-servicemen and Kashmiri Migrants will be as in O.M. No.F.15012/2/2010-ESTT.(D) dated 27.3.2012 of Dept. of Personnel & Training, Government of India.

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Courtesy : NCESS