Advertisement for Project Assistant (PA) in a research project funded by MOEF-CC under the NCAP-COALESCE


IISER-Mohali (Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences) desires to engage a PROJECT ASSISTANT on purely temporary basis on contract under the MOEF-CC sponsored research project at IISER-Mohali.


No. of Positions: 1


Name of Position: Project Assistant


Essential Qualification: MSc/ BSc in Physics/ Chemistry/Atmospheric Sciences.

Candidates must have a good academic record with 1st division in their final degree for General/ OBC and upper secondary division, for SC/ST/PD candidates.

Fluency in English is mandatory.


 Desirable Qualification:

Experience in data analysis and scientific writing.

Experience in acquiring and interpreting ambient air quality data for trace gases and aerosol.

Prior experience/hands-on training in operation, calibration and data processing for any of the following instruments: Multi-wavelength aethalometer (Magee Scientific ME42), NOx analyser, SO2 analyser, Picaro GHG analyser, beta-attenuation PM analyser or Airveda low-cost PM sensors.  

Prior experience/hands-on training in of air mass history analysis (Hysplit back trajectory modelling)

Basic skills in Igor Pro and R (Open air package) or any other programming language

Prior experience/hands-on training in implementing the random forest machine learning algorithm in R

Emoluments: As per MOEF-CC Rules.


Duration: Till 31st March 2023 with no possibility of extension

 How to Apply: Candidates are requested to send their application package with their CV, proof of qualification, and a cover letter detailing which skills make them suitable for the advertised position by 6th May (Friday), 2022 5 p.m to