Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) 2017 recruitment

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About Company:  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, Bengaluru and CREST campus at Hosakote, Bengaluru. It operates field stations at Kavalur & Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu, Gauribidanur in Karnataka, and Leh/Hanle, Ladakh in Jammu & Kashmir.

India has joined the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, the next generation astronomical observatory that will be located on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. India’s participation in the TMT Project, led by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP, Bengaluru, Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune and Aryabhatta Research Institute for Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital is coordinated by the India TMT Coordination Centre (ITCC) hosted at IIA, Bengaluru. The TMT project is an international partnership between California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Universities of California, Canada, Japan, China and India. More details about the project may be obtained from

The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) will be the world’s most advanced ground-based observatory that will operate in optical and mid-infrared wavelengths. It will be equipped with the latest innovations in precision control, phased array of mirror segments and laser guide star assisted adaptive optics system. At the heart of the telescope is the segmented mirror, made up of 492 individual hexagonal segments, each 1.44-m in size. Precisely aligned, these segments will work as a single reflective surface of 30-m diameter. India is responsible for providing various critical hardware components and software to the telescope as part of in-kind contribution. Manufacturing of the sub-systems by Indian industry are at various stages.

Online applications are invited from eligible candidates for the following positions to work in the Institute:

Name of the position: ENGINEER TRAINEE
No. of position:No. of position: Two
Age limit : 26 years.
Remuneration : Rs. 20,000/- per month (inclusive of all)
Place of work : Bangalore
Qualification : a)Essential: B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc or equivalent in the field of Electronics and
Telecommunication/Computer Science with a recommended minimum of 60% marks from a recognized University/Institution. Percentage of marks is relaxable if the candidate's technical experience is exceptional.
BCA/MCA with minimum 60% marks from a recognized University/ Institution. Percentage of marks is relaxable if the candidate’s technical experience is exceptional.
b)Desirable: Redhat Certified Engineer (RHCE) certification.
Experience : Candidates having working experience in the field of computer networking, hardware and OS support will get preference.
Scope of work: To support laptop and desktop installation troubleshooting and maintenance with Linux and Windows OS. Installation of required applications on laptops and desktops. LAN troubleshooting and maintenance. Candidate may be required to travel to field stations when required.

The last date for receipt of application is 27.02.2017.
 Important dates to remember
Opening date for on-line registration: 27.01.2017.
Closing date for on-line registration: 27.02.2017.

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Online applications are invited from dynamic and highly motivated individuals for the following positions to work at the India TMT Co-Ordination Centre.

Advt.No. IIA/16/2016 dated 27th December, 2016,  Post No. IIA/16/2/2016

Name of the Post: Project Engineer-I (Electronics)

Job Description: The selected candidate will be a member of the Hardware work package team co-ordinating and assisting testing, calibration and integration of Edge Sensor of SSA delivered by the vendor, carryout quality checks, co-ordinate meetings with the vendors and the TMT PO. Job also requires monitoring manufacturing of Edge sensor at vendor premises.

Salary : Rs. 50000/- per month (Consolidated)

No. of post : 01

Age Limit : 32 years

Location: Bangalore

Educational Qualification:
B.E/B.Tech in Electronics or equivalent with at least 60% marks in the aggregate from a recognized University/Institution;

Essential: 2 years experience after graduation. Candidate should be proficient in embedded systems, Embedded C Programming, MATLAB, analysis, communication protocols, etc. Effective communication skills and knowledge of engineering principle are essential.
Desirable: Additional experience in electronic sensor development and working knowledge in astronomy related instruments in any reputed laboratories and LabVIEW, OrCAD, PSpice, Solid Works, COMSOL, etc.

How to apply:
Candidates meeting the above requirements and willing to be considered for the above said position may submit application through online only.
The last date for receipt of application is 23.01.2017

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