Advertisement for Walk-in Interview for a Junior Research Fellow Position for a BRNS Funded Project at the School of Astrophysics   Date: 24/08/ 2022

Applications are invited from motivated and eligible Indian citizens for a position of Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in a BRNS funded research project entitled “Optical Monitoring of Variable Stars and Transients with a 14 inch Telescope” at the school of astrophysics at Presidency University.

Date and Venue of Interview : Interview will be physically conducted at the School of Astrophysics, Baker Building, Presidency University, 86/1 College Street, Kolkata 700073, WB, India. Under special circumstances (to be decided by the interview panel), the interview may be conducted in online or hybrid mode. The date and time of the interview will be communicated over email to the shortlisted candidates.

Application process: The candidate must email i) their current CV ii) a 200-word write-up about their own research vision iii) name and email id or phone number of at least one referee, who can provide feedback on their academic background, to ( by 31st August 2022.

The candidate must bring with them i) hard copy of their CV ii) write-up and iii) original mark sheets/grade cards for B.Sc and M.Sc. Self-attested photocopies of the originals will also be accepted, subject to verification of the original, on a later date if the candidate is selected at the time of their interview.

Educational qualifications : M.Sc or equivalent in Physics or Astrophysics with at least 55% marks or equivalent CGPA. Students appearing for their M.Sc final year examinations are also eligible to appear for the interview, but the appointment will be subjected to the degree requirements of the position.

Following qualifications are desirable but not mandatory:

a) Qualifying the National Eligibility Test (JRF/LS)

b) Previous coursework in astrophysics, research experience in a project related to astrophysics.

c) Previous experience with computer programming.

d) Good oral and written communication skills in English.

Job description: The fellow will need to work on theoretical modeling and observational interpretation of timing/spectral/imaging data in multiple wavebands. Programing skills will be required for the project. The fellow will have to publish the scientific findings in reputed international journals.

Enrolling for Ph.D .: The selected candidate may be allowed to enroll for Ph.D. program as per university rules.

Duration of project : Three years or duration of the project (subject to performance)


Rs.31,000/ for 1st& 2nd year

Rs.35,000/ from 3rd year

In addition to the Salary, the appointed JRF is also entitled to 24% House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Medical Allowance (MA) as per university rules.


1. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.

2. All the terms & conditions for this recruitment will be as per the guidelines of the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India and Presidency University Kolkata.

How to Find Us

Presidency University
(Main Campus)

86/1 College Street
Kolkata 700073

Presidency University
(2nd Campus)

Plot No. DG/02/02,
Premises No. 14-0358, Action Area-ID
New Town
(Near Biswa Bangla Convention Centre)
Contact details Presidency University Students Corner