- Heritage Science and Society Programme, School of Humanities, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore
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About the Programme/Project: The research project is on coastal geomorphology and maritime
archaeology. This project has a distinctive inter-disciplinary orientation, and is being is being funded
by Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES).
Title of Position: Junior Research Fellow (JRF) or Project Associate (depending on qualification
Job description (what is expected): The successful candidate, after an interview, will work under the
guidance of Principal Investigator towards achieving deliverables of the project and will be located
at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore – 560012. The appointment will be initially for
the period of 3 months, which can be extended for another month based on performance and need of the project.
Qualifications: PG Degrees in disciplines such as: geoarchaeology, geography, archaeology,
maritime/marine archaeology, cartography, architecture, cultural heritage, heritage conservation,
remote sensing and GIS. Experience in research, field survey, GPS survey, GIS, conference
presentation and research writing will be appreciated.
Please provide details of the following in your application:
ii. Research experiences
iii. Previous work experience
iv. Detailed CV
For JRF position the candidate should satisfy any one of the following two criteria:
1) Post Graduate (PG) Degree in Basic Science with NET or equivalent qualification
2) Graduate Degree/Post Graduate Degree in Professional Course with NET /GATE or Equivalent
Those who don’t satisfy any of the above two criteria can also apply, but will be considered for
Mode of Application: Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae electronically along
with the following documents:-
- Covering letter
- Statement of Purpose mentioning candidates interest, motivation and suitability for the said
- Copy of degree certificate
- Certificate of NET /GATE or Equivalent Qualification, if any.
- Copy of research publication, if any.
The deadline for receiving applications is November 25th 2022. Short-listed candidates will be
interviewed on video conferencing mode.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and comparable to other premier
institutions in the country.
- The applications should be sent by emailed (as a single pdf document) to:
Dr. M.B. Rajani
National Institute of Advanced Studies
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore-560, 012, India