केन्द्रीय चर्म अनुसंधान संस्थान
(वैज्ञानिक तथा औद्योगिक अनुसंधान परिषद्)
(Council of Scientific & Industrial Research)
अड़यार ADYAR, चेन्नई CHENNAI 600 020

Last date for submission of Online Applications 23.09.2011 (5.30 PM)
Last date for Receipt of hard copies of Applications submitted Online : 30.09.2011


Prescribed Application form which is available on CLRI website www.clri.nic.in should be filled completely in all respects and to be submitted online and a printout of the same supported by attested copies of certificates of educational qualifications, experience, etc together with necessary application fee (wherever applicable) is to be sent in an envelope superscribing Application for the post of Scientist (Post code) to “The Controller of Administration, Central Leather Research Institute, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai 600020”. Applicants are requested to carefully go through the full text of the advertisement and then fill up the online application form. If applicants face any difficulty in submission of online application, they may mail to” recruit@clri.res.in

The Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Chennai, a National Laboratory under the aegis of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), is one of the world’s premier institutes engaged in research & development in the area of Leather Science & Technology and is associated with several International and National programmes, seeks to recruit highly talented professionals in these areas from dynamic Indian Nationals for the following scientific positions:

Scientist– 5 Posts (3-Unreserved, 1-OBC, 1-ST) (out of the 5 posts, one post is reserved for Persons With Disability (PWD) (Hearing Impaired) Pay Band- 3- Rs. 15600-39100 + Grade Pay Rs. 6600* (Total emoluments approximately Rs. 52,300/-per month) Upper Age Limit: 32 Years


Post Code & Area


Job Requirements


SCT 4201 (Unreserved)  
Regional Centre for Extension & Development (RCED), Jalandhar

ME/M Tech
(Leather Technology)

PhD (Chemistry/ Leather Technology) Submitted

To carry out testing/training activities as well as assist in Extension and Liaison activities of the centre.

Desirable: Ability to communicate in local language.


SCT 4202 (Unreserved) Regional Centre for Extension & Development (RCED), Kanpur

ME/M Tech
(Leather Technology)

PhD (Chemistry/ Leather Technology) Submitted

To carry out testing/training activities as well as assist in Extension and Liaison activities of the centre.

Desirable: Ability to communicate in local language.

SCT 4203
(Reserved for ST)

PhD (Biochemistry/Zoology) Submitted

Expected to work in the area of biomaterial development for wound care management and processing of animal byproducts into value added products.

Desirable: Experience in the development of biomaterials for biomedical applications.

SCT 4204 (Unreserved)
Leather Process Technology

ME/M Tech (Leather Technology)

PhD (Leather Technology) Submitted
To work in the area of development of technologies for cleaner leather processing/newer tanning systems.

SCT 4205 (Reserved for OBC)
Environmental Engineering

ME/M Tech (Environmental Engg)

PhD (Environmental Science / Environmental Chemistry / Environmental Engg) Submitted

Expected to carry out basic research in advance wastewater technologies and value added products from solid waste.

Desirable: Preference will be given to candidates with good publication records.

Senior Scientist –1 Post (Unreserved) Pay Band 3 - Rs. 15600-39100 + Grade Pay Rs. 7600*
    (Total emoluments approximately Rs. 60,100/- per month) Upper Age Limit: 37 Years

Post Code & Area


Job Requirements

SCT 4301 (Unreserved)

Ph D (Biochemistry/ Biotechnology) with 2 years post qualification R&D experience

Expected to carry out R & D in proteomics and genomics.
Desirable: Experience in enzyme technology.

Principal Scientist –1 Post (Unreserved)- Pay Band 4- Rs. 37400-67000 + Grade Pay Rs. 8700* Upper Age Limit: 45 Years (Total emoluments approximately Rs. 91,200/-   per month)

Post Code & Area


Job Requirements

SCT 4401 (Unreserved)
Chemical Engineering

Ph D (Chemical Engg / Chemistry) with 3 years post qualification R&D experience

Expected to lead the group in environmental systems and risk assessment modeling, development of software for quantitative risk analysis.

*Selection Committee depending on the performance of the candidate may choose to place the candidate in any of the Grade Pay within the pay band subject to meeting the minimum eligibility criteria

(A) Perks & Benefits:
  1. All the posts carry usual allowances i.e. Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), Transport Allowance (TA) etc. as admissible to Central Government employees as made applicable to CSIR. Council accommodation will be allotted as per priority to be reckoned from the date of joining / availability, in which case HRA will not be admissible.
  2. Selected candidates will be governed by the New Pension Scheme as introduced by the Govt. of India and as adopted by CSIR with effect from 01.01.2004.  
  3. In addition to the emoluments indicated against each category of posts, benefits such as reimbursement of medical expenses and Telephone Bill News Paper Allowance, Leave Travel Concession, Conveyance Advance and House Building Advance are available as per provisions.
  4. Higher initial pay could be considered for exceptionally meritorious and deserving candidates.
  5. Scientists are eligible for Two additional increments (without DA) and Professional update allowance of Rs.10000/- per annum for PB-3, Rs. 20000/- per annum for PB-4.
  6. Scientists can augment their income with sharing of earnings by way of Honorarium/Intellectual Fees for consultancy/Technical Services and R&D Sponsored Projects undertaken by the Institute.
  7. Professional Prospects: CSIR/CLRI offer excellent opportunities for career advancement under Flexible Complementing Scheme.
  8. Payment of T.A. to Indian Scientists working abroad on their appointment will be considered as per Government of India orders under Rule 105 of the Supplementary Rules(SR).
  9. Candidates of Indian Origin settled abroad who are of proven merit, as evidenced by their research work/publication, if found suitable for the post applied, may be considered by the Selection Committee, in absentia on specific request of the candidate.
(B) Relaxations:

Upper age limit is relaxable 

  1. by 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC as per Govt. of India orders in force only in those cases wherever the post is reserved for respective categories. SC, ST and OBC (Current year’s certificate in the Central Govt. prescribed format) candidates must submit attested copy of community certificate in the prescribed format issued by the Competent Authority along with the application form.

  2. by 5 years for Persons With Disabilities over and above the relaxation admissible for SC, ST and OBC, as the case may be, on furnishing of disability certificate (suffering from not less than 40% of relevant disability) issued by the Competent Authority.

  3.  Ex-Servicemen and certain other categories as per Govt. of India rules.

  4. by 5 years to Council/Government/Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector employees in accordance with the instructions and orders issued by Government of India from time to time in this regard.

  5. Relaxation in age, qualification and / or experience may be permitted by DG, CSIR at any stage of selection, if the Director of Laboratory based on the recommendations of the Screening Committee is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates possessing the requisite qualifications and / or experience are not likely to be available to fill up the post.
(C) General Conditions / Information:
  1. The number of vacancies given /mentioned is provisional and may vary at the time of selection.

  2. The date for determining the age limit / qualifications / experience shall be the closing date for submission of online applications.

  3. Qualifications prescribed should have been obtained from recognized Universities / Institutions in the areas mentioned against each post.

  4. Candidates desirous of applying for more than one post should submit separate application for each post with separate application fee, wherever applicable.

  5. Candidates selected for the aforementioned posts may be posted at CLRI or any of the Regional Centres of CLRI. Their services are liable for transfer to any of the CSIR Laboratories located in India.

  6. Candidates working in Council / Government / Autonomous Bodies / Public Sector undertakings should send their applications through their employers with the certificate from the employer stating clearly that in the event of their selection for the post, they will be relieved from their respective post within one month of the receipt of the appointment orders. However, advance copy of their applications may be sent before the closing date, which will be considered only if the original application is received through proper channel within 15 days from last date for receipt of applications.

  7. Candidates should ensure that he/she possesses educational qualification/experience in the relevant area as required for the post(s), for which he/she is applying, as on the last date for receipt of applications.

  8. Candidates should enclose with their applications, copies of Degree Certificates and statement of marks for each level of qualification (in the case of Ph D (submitted), proof of submission) so that merit is reckoned with reference to the said proof.

  9. The period of experience in the requisite discipline/area of work wherever prescribed shall be counted w.e.f. the date of acquiring the prescribed minimum educational qualifications required for that post.

  10. Mere fulfilling the minimum prescribed qualification(s) and experience for any post will not vest any right in a candidate for being called for interview. Since it may not be possible to call all candidates for interview, the applications will be short listed on the basis of qualifications and experience, by a duly constituted Screening Committee. Only those candidates who are recommended by the Screening committee will be called for interview. Candidates should, therefore, mention in the application all the qualifications and experience in the relevant area over and above the minimum prescribed qualifications supported with documents.

  11. The decision of CLRI/CSIR relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection, conduct of examination/interview will be final and binding on the candidates and no enquiry or correspondence will be entertained in this connection from any individual or their representative.

  12. Outstation candidates called for interview shall be paid to and fro single second class Rail fare / ordinary bus fare from the normal place of their residence or that declared in the application or from the place of departing station in India, whichever is nearer to the place of interview.

  13. Candidates shortlisted to be called for interview will be communicated individually. Further, list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed on CLRI website. 
(D) Application Fee :
  1. Each application should be accompanied by a Single Demand Draft of Rs.100/-  (US $25 for candidates applying from abroad) drawn after the date of publication of advertisement in favour of “Director, Central Leather Research Institutepayable at Chennai from State Bank of India (SBI) with six months validity.

  2. The following details must be filled up on backside of Demand Draft:  (i) Candidate’s Name (ii) Post Code Applied. 

  3. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/Women/Physically Handicapped category and regular employees of CSIR are exempted from payment of application fee.
(E) How to Apply  :
  1. Eligible candidates are required to apply ONLINE through CLRI website “www.clri.nic.in” and no other means/mode of application will be acceptable.

  2. Online application will be available on CLRI website upto 23.09.2011 (5.30 PM)

  3. After online submission, candidates should take print out of the computer generated application, sign each page, paste a recent passport size photograph in the space provided and sign in full across the photograph. The same duly accompanied by attested copies of the certificates, mark sheets, testimonials, re-prints in support of age, qualifications, experience, community and publications along with Demand Draft (wherever applicable) should be sent in an envelope superscribed “APPLICATION FOR THE POST OF _______________ (Post Code:________)” to “The Controller of Administration, Central Leather Research Institute, Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai 600020”.

  4. Candidates should specifically note that applications not submitted online in the prescribed form or  incomplete or unsigned or not accompanied with prescribed fee, recent photograph, attested copies of educational certificates, mark sheets, caste certificates, testimonials, etc or received after prescribed closing date for any reason whatsoever (such as envelop wrongly addressed, delivered elsewhere, postal delay, etc) will not be entertained. Any enclosure received separately subsequent to the receipt of application will not be connected therewith.
(F) Check list:
  1. Attested copies of following documents must be attached along with the hard copy of online application submitted.

    1. Demand Draft for Rs. 100/- (US $25 for candidates applying from abroad) drawn in favour of Director, Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai
    2. Secondary School certificate / Birth Certificate (Proof for age)
    3. Provisional/Degree Certificate(s) (Proof for Educational qualifications)
    4. Certificate of SC/ST/OBC/PH in the prescribed format (wherever applicable)
    5. re-prints of publications (wherever applicable)
    6. Experience certificate(s) (wherever applicable)
    7. No Objection Certificate (in case of Govt. employee)

    Canvassing in any form or bringing of any influence, political or otherwise, will be treated as disqualification.

(C Manavazhagan)