NCL has a vibrant scientific community consisting of
Scientists, Technologists, Post-doctoral Researchers, Doctoral Students and
Project Assistants. The scientific staff
and students are the true strength of NCL.
Scientists and Technologists are permanent employees while Project
Assistants are hired for a fixed duration depending
upon the needs of a particular project.
NCL is constantly looking for
people in the broad areas of chemical sciences/ engineering, materials science
and biotechnology. Among Indian research
institutions, NCL today offers its young and promising scientists unprecedented
freedom, opportunities and start-up support. NCL is looking for talented scientists who can
lead their own research groups, work in teams, be flexible in applying their
skills, enter new areas and communicate effectively. Given the new realities of reduced government
funding, NCL is interested in people who can contribute effectively in the
new paradigm of combining cutting-edge basic and applied research with industrial
consulting and an entrepreneurial spirit.
NCL is run by its
scientists. It is the scientist who
provides leadership to R&D activities at NCL. The duties of a scientist include conception,
planning, initiation and execution of research projects. At the senior levels, the duties also include
R&D management, some administrative responsibilities, institutional
investment planning, business development, recruitment and creation of new
strengths and facilities.
The Technical Staff is
largely responsible for the maintenance, day-to-day management and operation of
instruments, equipments and facilities at NCL.
Post-doctoral Researchers and
Doctoral Students receive advanced training in the methods of science under
the guidance of a qualified research adviser. Post-doctoral researchers are
often funded through Research Associateships from the government agencies.
Doctoral students in the sciences often receive junior and senior research
fellowships based on their performance in the CSIR-NET examination for pursuing
research at NCL. These students work
for their PhD at NCL, but are registered at the University of Pune, University of Bombay and IIT-Bombay. Engineering students receive junior and senior research fellowships
from CSIR and are enrolled in IIT-Mumbai or UICT. For more information, please look at the section