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CSIR SERC Recruitment 2017 – 18 Scientist, Principal scientist and Other Posts

CSIR SERC Recruitment 2017: In order to undertake Research and Development activities in Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), this centre is inviting applications from the highly qualified and motivated candidates. Behind this, a vacancy notification has been scattered out earlier to meet the demand of Scientist in various Engineering services to solve the problems of Industry and Laboratory facilities. In this situation, CSIR SERC is seeking towards PHD or Post Graduate occupiers in relevant Engineering Technology. Additional information about CSIR SERC Recruitment 2017 is narrated below.

Organization Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC)
Designation Scientist, Senior Scientist, Principal Scientist etc.
Openings 18 Last Date 15-05-2017
Education PG degree or PHD
Job Nature Temporary
Location Chennai

CSIR SERC Recruitment 2017

Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC) is one of the National Laboratories, under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It has built up excellent facilities and expertise for the analysis of structural components. This article carries the information about new job opportunities available at CSIR SERC for aspirants, to start their exciting R & D career in Structural Engineering. While reading the official notification, about 18 vacancies exists in different Scientist Posts. These vacancies are filled up only with professionally qualified and expert persons only. On employment, appointees are provided with an opportunity of foreign deputation for training/ presentation of papers/ specific assignments etc.

Scientists enrolled in CSIR SERC are also permitted to undertake consultancy and sponsored Research & Development activities. Aspirants involving in such activities give them scope to earn consultancy fee and honorarium as per the guidelines governing these activities. These selected candidates will also be governed by New Contributory Pension scheme. Eligible candidates may register through SERC website and you can get the requirements to apply for CSIR SERC Jobs in below sections.

Post Wise Vacancies in SERC:

Sl. No Post Name No of Posts Age Limit Salary
1 Scientist 11 32 years Rs.39100/-
2 Senior Scientist 37 years
3 Senior Scientist (Lateral Entry) 04
4 Principal Scientist 03 45 years Rs.67000/-
5 Senior Principal Scientist 50 years


Educational Profile: Post Graduates or Doctorates in Engineering are the right candidates to apply for the above said posts.

  • For Scientist/ Senior Scientist Post – M.Tech/ M.E (Applied Mechanics/ Aerospace Engineering)
  • For other Principal Scientist Posts – PHD (Engineering)

Necessary Experience: Applying candidates against the above said posts should be mastered in that field. Regarding that, they should hold 2 to 6 years of research experience.

  • For Scientist & Senior Scientist Posts – 2 years
  • For Principal scientist Post – 3 years
  • For Senior Principal Scientist Post – 6 years

Age Restrictions: The upper age limit prescribed for each of the posts is mentioned in the above tabular column. The date of determining the age limit is on 3rd May 2017. Besides, relaxation in age allowed for reserved categories is tabled below,

Category Age relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC/ ST, regular employees, Jammu & Kashmir domiciles 5 years
PWD 5 years (Plus 5 years for SC/ ST & 3 years for OBC)
Upper age for Widows, Divorced women & Women Judicially separated from their husband 35 years (Plus 5 years for SC/ ST & 3 years for OBC)


Selection Method: On the basis of result obtained in screening criteria, shortlisted candidates are permitted for interview. After that, depending upon the performance the selection committee may choose to place deserving candidates, under the applied posts.

  • Interview

Pay Scale & Allowance: Knowledgeable persons, who are hired for CSIR SERC Jobs, are appointed under the respective posts. Meanwhile, the period of service, appointees are offered with monthly salary and grade pay mentioned in the below tabular column.

Position Pay Scale Basic Pay Grade Pay
Scientist Rs.15600-39100/- Rs.18750/- Rs.6600/-
Senior Scientist Rs.21900/- Rs.7600/-
Principal Scientist Rs.37400-67000/- Rs.37400/- Rs.8700/-
Senior Principal Scientist Rs.40200/- Rs.7600/-

Including the usual allowances and salary, appointed candidates will accept Rs.75511-135066/- per month. The usual allowances specified are dearness allowance, house rent allowance, transport allowance etc. which are admissible to the council employees.

Application Fee: Applicants have to remit the application fee through NET banking. After transacting the amount, you must fill the transaction details in the online application form.

  • Application charge for general category – Rs.500/-
  • Application charge for SC/ ST/ PWD/ Women/ Employees/ Abroad candidates – Nil
  • Fee payment mode – Online

The fee transaction and account details are listed below,

  • Account Holder: Director, CSIR-SERC, Chennai
  • Account Number: 30225927924
  • Bank Name: SBI, Taramani
  • IFSC Code: SBIN0010673
  • MICR No: 600002130

How to Apply for CSIR SERC Recruitment 2017

Aspirants who intend to get into any of the posts mentioned above shall apply in online through the website of organization. For the convenience of applicants, we had listed the steps hereunder.

  • At first, visit the website “www.serc.res.in”.
  • In News and announcement section of the website, find the concerned advertisement link and click on “Online application”
  • It will be redirected to a new page containing registration form.
  • Fill the registration form and submit it, if you are a new user.
  • Or else, directly enter into your profile, by entering the username and password.
  • After that, feed the remaining details in the application form.
  • Check all the filled in details and upload the documents if necessary.
  • Finally submit the application form and retain a print out of the same.

Hard copy of the online application duly signed should be attached with recent passport size photograph, self attested copies of educational certificates, copies of mark sheets, work experience, testimonials etc.

The above all documents covered in a sealed envelope should be super-scribed as “Application for the Post of _______” and addressed to “The Administrative Officer, Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC) – CSIR, CSIR Campus, Post Bag No.8287, CSIR Road, Taramani, Chennai 600 113.

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Official Notification serc.res.in

Dates to Remember

  • Last date to submit the online application – 3rd May 2017
  • Last date to submit the hard copies – 15th May 2017

Note: Except the above details about CSIR SERC Recruitment 2017, applicants can get more information in the official notification.

Updated: 15th March 2017 — 1:08 pm

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