Job Openings in CSIR-CLRI: Positions, Qualifications, and Application Details

Job Post: Various Positions at CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI)

Employer Overview

CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), located in Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, is a premier National Laboratory under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR). Established to foster research and development in the domain of Leather Science and Technology, CLRI has been instrumental in several national and international programs. The institute is renowned for its cutting-edge research, contributions to industry innovations, and collaboration with academic and industrial entities.

Job Titles and Number of Positions

Position Number of Positions
Scientific Administrative Assistant 1
Project Assistant 12
Project Associate-I 6
Junior Research Fellow (JRF) 4
Senior Project Associate 1
Principal Project Associate 1
Research Associate 1

Qualifications and Requirements

  1. Scientific Administrative Assistant
    • Essential Qualification: Graduate degree in Computer Science / IT from a recognized University/ Institute.
    • Desirable:
      • B.E. / B.Tech. in Computer Science / IT
      • Working knowledge in Accounts Management Software / GST
      • Experience in Database Management & Maintenance
      • Working knowledge in Invoice preparation
    • Age Limit: 50 years
    • Salary: Rs. 18,000/- plus HRA
    • Tenure: Up to 31.03.2025
  2. Project Assistants
    • Positions: Multiple, with varied specializations as follows:
      • Medical Laboratory Technology/Biochemistry: 1 position
        • Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology or B.Sc. in Biochemistry
      • Physics/Sports Biomechanics and Kinesiology: 5 positions
        • B.Sc. in Physics / Sports Biomechanics or equivalent, or B.Sc./B.A. in Physical Education, or Bachelor’s/Diploma in Prosthesis and Orthosis
      • Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Zoology: 2 positions
        • B.Sc. in Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Zoology / Medical Biochemistry or equivalent
      • Leather Technology: 3 positions
        • 3 years Diploma in Leather Technology or equivalent
      • Zoology/Biotechnology: 1 position
        • B.Sc. in Zoology / Biotechnology
    • Salary: Rs. 20,000/- plus HRA
    • Age Limit: 50 years for all Project Assistant positions
    • Tenure: Up to 31.03.2025 or 1 year, depending on the position
  3. Project Associate-I
    • Positions: 6, with varied specializations as follows:
      • Leather Technology/Biotechnology: 2 positions
        • B.E. / B.Tech. in Leather Technology / Biotechnology
      • Nanotechnology: 2 positions
        • B. Tech. or M.Sc. in Nanotechnology
      • Biomedical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering: 2 positions
        • B.E. / B. Tech. Biomedical Engineering / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering or M.Sc. in Sports Biomechanics
    • Salary: Rs. 25,000/- plus HRA (Rs. 31,000/- plus HRA if selected through CSIR-UGC NET or GATE or National level exams)
    • Age Limit: 35 years for all Project Associate-I positions
    • Tenure: Up to 31.03.2025 or 1 year, depending on the position
  4. Junior Research Fellow (JRF)
    • Positions: 4
    • Essential Qualification: M.Sc. in Chemistry (various specializations) and selection through National Eligibility tests – CSIR-UGC NET including lectureship (Assistant Professorship) / GATE.
    • Desirable: First class or equivalent in M.Sc., experience in advanced instrument operation, synthetic chemistry, good communication and writing skills, motivation for scientific research
    • Age Limit: 28 years
    • Salary: Rs. 37,000/- plus HRA per month
    • Tenure: 1 year
  5. Senior Project Associate
    • Essential Qualification: Doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering / Chemical Sciences / Chemistry
    • Desirable: Industrial experience in pilot scale production of chemicals, working knowledge of computer (MS office applications)
    • Age Limit: 40 years
    • Salary: Rs. 42,000/- plus HRA
    • Tenure: 1 year
  6. Principal Project Associate
    • Essential Qualification: B.E. / B.Tech. in Leather Technology with minimum eight (08) years’ experience in R&D in Industrial and Academic Institutions or Science and Technology Organisations
    • Desirable: Experience in leather, leather chemicals, chemical research, management science degrees
    • Age Limit: 40 years
    • Salary: Rs. 49,000/- plus HRA
    • Tenure: Up to 31.03.2025
  7. Research Associate
    • Essential Qualification: M.Tech. in Leather Technology with minimum three (03) years of research experience
    • Desirable: Minimum two (02) research publications
    • Age Limit: 35 years
    • Salary: Rs. 58,000/- plus HRA
    • Tenure: Up to 31.03.2025


All positions are based at CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Important Dates

  • Date of Written Test: 12.06.2024
  • Date of Interview: 13.06.2024 / 14.06.2024

Application Instructions

  • Application Form: Candidates can download the application form from [here](provide the link).
  • Submission: Candidates fulfilling the qualifications and age criteria can appear for the Written Test / Interview.
    • Stage I: Written Test (Qualifying in nature) – Multiple Choice Questions covering subject matter at the Graduation level, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Aptitude, and General English.
      • Venue: Triple Helix Auditorium, CLRI
      • Time: 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on 12.06.2024
    • Stage II: Personal Interview for selected candidates.

Additional Information

  • Tenure: The tenure of engagement is project-specific and co-terminus with the project.
  • Age Relaxation: Upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes, Divyangjan (PWD), and female applicants, and 3 years for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates.
  • General Conditions: The engagement is purely temporary, and selected candidates will have no right for regular positions in CLRI/CSIR. Candidates must produce original certificates at the time of joining.

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