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Vacancy for the Post of Senior Scientist

 

The National Science and Technology Commission (NASTEC), established by the Science and Technology Development Act No 11 of 1994, functions under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Research.

 NASTEC invites applications from citizens of Sri Lanka to fill the following position;

 POST OF SENIOR SCIENTIST

 

 

 

POST OF SENIOR SCIENTIST

Qualifications:       

A Special degree in Science/Technology obtained from a University / Institution recognized by the University
Grants Commission with a Postgraduate degree qualification (Master’s) in a relevant field.

AND

Minimum 08 years research experience in a Government Corporation, Board, Statutory Institution or a reputed
private institution after obtaining the first degree,

OR

A Special degree in a subject area relevant to the post, obtained from a University / Institution recognized by
the University Grants Commission with a Ph.D. in a relevant field.

AND

Minimum of 05 years research experience in a Government Corporation, Board, Statutory Institution or a
reputed private institution after obtaining the first degree,

Age:                       

Not less than 22 years and not more than 45 years.  The upper age limit is not applicable to internal 
candidates.

Salary :                    

Rs. 71,585.00, 10x1, 910- Rs. 90,685.00 (AR 2-2016)

Note: Salary Scale mentioned is based on the scales published under AR 2 – 2016 which will be fully effective 
from 01.01.2020. Basic salary of Rs.49,364/= and adjustment allowance of Rs.2,096/= will be paid initially at 
the recruitment. In addition to the above, the applicable government allowances will be paid.

Major Duties of the Post: 

1. The preparation of relevant reports, policies and plans regarding the development of Science and 
Technology and the application of Science and Technology for National Development

2. Conducting researches/surveys as and when necessary for formulation of S&T policies and plans

3. Manage, coordinate and contribute to the activities assigned to, Consultative Fora, Expert Committees, Review Panels and Study Groups under the directions of the Director/C.E.O

4. Organizing and/or conducting the S&T reviews

5. Organization of the Biannual Sri Lanka Conference on Science and Technology (BICOST).

6. Be responsible for the preparation and publication of relevant documentation

7. Be responsible for maintaining databases of relevant S&T and R&D information

8. Be responsible for obtaining relevant information from the public/private S&T, R&D and other 
relevant institutions

9. Assist the Director in editing official reports and publications

10. Any other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Chairman, Director/C.E.O.

* Note : Those who have sound working knowledge in policy analysis techniques such as Econometrics,Engineering Economy, Operation Research are encouraged to apply. A good knowledge of English with excellent communication and writing skills will be a definite advantage.

  • Applications with comprehensive bio-data and contact details of two non-related referees and copies of 
    certified relevant certificates should be sent on or before 27/03/2017 to the Director/CEO, National
    Science and Technology Commission, 31/9, 31/10, Dudley Senanayake Mw, Colombo 8, by registered
    post.  Only short listed applicants will be called for interviews. The position applied for should be 
    indicated on the top left hand corner of the envelope.

  • This permanent position is entitled to the Employees’ Provident Fund and Employees’ Trust Fund.

  • Any form of Canvassing for this post will be considered as a disqualification. 

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