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The Center of Excellence in Space Sciences India (CESSI) is a multi-institutional Center of Excellence funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. CESSI is located at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Kolkata and involves collaborating faculty from IISER Kolkata, IISER Pune, Indian Space Research Organization, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Udaipur Solar Observatory (Physical Research Laboratory) and Inter-University Center of Astronomy and Astrophysics. CESSI is an academic research and training organization focussing on the space and astrophysical sciences.


CESSI is seeking a Managerial Secretary who will play an integral role in managing day to day activities and help liaison between faculty and students at CESSI, and other CESSI affiliated academic institutions and administrative and financial sections of the institute. Job duties will include but not be limited to assistance in the organization of seminars, conferences, travel, financial, human resource management and processing of bills. 


A Bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks is mandatory. Candidates with a combination of the following skills will be preferred: Excellent spoken and written English skills, Proficiency in computer applications such as email, MS Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential. MBA or Company Secretary degree or certification is desirable but not essential. 

Emoluments and Tenure 

The position is contractual with a minimum consolidated pay package of INR 20,000 to INR 35,000 based on prior experience. The appointment will be until 31 March, 2019 and extendable thereafter by periods of one year based on suitable performance and availability of funding. 

Selection Procedure 

CESSI will short-list the candidates based on their applications. Short-listed candidates may be asked to furnish additional information and/or reference letters. Based on their application and any additional information submitted, a few short-listed candidates will be called for an interview to CESSI, IISER Kolkata at a pre-determined date. All communications will be done by email and candidates will be informed of the interview date and time at least aweek in advance. Note that meeting the basic requirement is not a guarantee for short-listing and CESSI, IISER Kolkata reserves the right of not filling the position if suitable candidates are not found. Position will remain open until filed. Relevent announcements will also be made in the website. 

Application Procedure 

The applicants should upload a complete CV in PDF format providing a) Name and complete contact details, b) embedded photograph, c) date of birth, d) educational qualification and performance (including year of degree, institution and marks) starting with school examinations until the highest degree, e) list of technical or professional skills or qualifications, f) a statement (about 500 words) summarizing your motivation for applying to this position, g) current salary drawn if employed, h) Name and contact details (position, address, phone and email mandatory) of two referees who may be asked for independent opinion or reference letters, i) any additional information that may be helpful in your application. You must send in a complete application as a single file. Incomplete applications will be rejected. This must be done through our on-line portal, following instructions therein. Short-listed candidates will be informed and maybe called for an in-person or remote interview, based on which the final selection will be made. 

Deadline for Applications: 31/08/2018 

Online Application Portal: Click here

Contact: cessi AT iiserkol DOT ac DOT in 

Note: Please check often for updates and notifications. Link to short-listed candidates for interview will appear at the main CESSI webpage. Candidates will also be notified by email. If you are short-listed for interview, you will need to bring in your original certificates on the day of the interview for verification of information furnished in your CV. Candidates who may have applied earlier will not be automatically considered and need to apply in this round.