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FIXED TERM RESEARCH ASSOCIATES in HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LIMITED

Written By Ajit Kumar on Monday, June 30, 2014 | 2:06 AM







HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LIMITED
(A Government of India Enterprise)
Regd. Office: 17, Jamshedji Tata Road, Mumbai - 400020.
Requires
FIXED TERM RESEARCH ASSOCIATES
(M.Tech/Ph.D)  Chemistry (Physical / Organic / Inorganic), Catalysis Adsorption Technology
 Electro Chemistry Biotechnology/Microbiology  Process Engineering/Chemical Engineering
 CFD Modelling  Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics 
Fresh Ph.D. or those who have submitted Ph.D. thesis in Organic Chemistry, Catalysis, 
Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology/Microbiology/ Molecular 
Biology, Adsorption Technology, Electro Chemistry, CFD Modelling 


Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. is a mega integrated Oil refining and marketing company
with Gross Sales of R 2,15,675 Crores and 260th position in the prestigious list of Fortune Global
500 Companies during 2012-13. HPCL accounts for about 20% of the market share and about
10% of the nation's refining capacity and also operates the largest Lube Refinery in India
producing Lube Base Oils of international standards, which accounts for over 40% of the India's
total Lube Base Oil production.
HPCL with its performance oriented culture and well-rounded peoples’ policies has won several
prestigious awards like the “Golden Peacock Innovative Product/ Service Award 2012”, “Global
CSR Excellence & Leadership Award 2013” by World CSR Congress, CSR Excellence Award”
2012-13 by ASSOCHAM” and “INDIASTAR 2012 Award” by the Indian Institute of
Packaging (IIP) as recognition of excellence in Packaging. HPCL has also been recently
conferred with the prestigious and one of the most acclaimed awards in the country, BML
Munjal Award for Excellence in Learning and Development in its 8th edition.
Towards fulfilling its Mission and to face the future challenges the Corporation has set up its
Corporate R&D Center at Bangalore and is expanding it into a world class facility.
The Corporation now plans to engage M.Tech in Chemical Engg/Energy Studies or other
relevant subject, Ph.D or those who have submitted thesis in Chemistry/Chemical Engg/Energy
Studies/Biotechnology or any other relevant subject as RESEARCH ASSOCIATES on fixed
term basis. Interested candidates are advised to apply online in the prescribed format.

Terms of reference and other details regarding engagement of Research Associates on fixed
term basis are as follows:

POSITION: RESEARCH ASSOCIATES ON FIXED TERM
Specialization
The incumbent should have specialization and expertise in the following areas:
 Chemistry (Physical / Organic / Inorganic)
 Catalysis
 Adsorption Technology
 Electro Chemistry
 Biotechnology/Microbiology
 Process Engineering/Chemical Engineering
 CFD Modelling
 Molecular Biology/Bioinformatics
 Related AreasPage 2 of 7
Job description:
 To prepare project proposal including work plan on the specific research topic assigned
to the candidate.
 To carryout research activities on the specific topic including literature search, set up
experimental facilities, if required, carryout experimental/ pilot/ simulation studies.
 Interpret results and undertake studies for further development/ improvement.
 Prepare technical reports.
 Carryout any other activities that are assigned to the candidates from time to time.
Qualification:
 Fresh Ph.D. or those who have submitted Ph.D. thesis in Organic Chemistry, Catalysis,
Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology/Microbiology/ Molecular
Biology, Adsorption Technology, Electro Chemistry, CFD Modelling or related area and
min 60% marks at Graduate & Post graduate level (Aggregate of all semesters). A brief
description of the Ph.D topic is to be provided.
OR
 M. Tech in Chemical Engineering/Biotechnology or related area with min. 60% marks at
Graduate & Post Graduate level and 1 year post M.Tech experience.
For SC/ST & PWD category, the qualifying marks in Graduation & Post Graduation are
relaxed to 50% (Aggregate of all semesters).
All qualifications must be full time course(s) from UGC recognized University/Deemed
University or Approved Autonomous Institutions (wherever applicable). The courses offered
by Autonomous Institutions should be equivalent to the relevant course approved/recognized
by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Wherever CGPA/DGPA or letter grade in a Degree is awarded, equivalent percentage of
marks should be indicated in the application as per norms adopted by University/ Institution.
Soft copy of the detailed CV including brief description of Ph.D. topic to be uploaded along
with the Application Form.
 Duration of Assignment :
The engagement is initially for a period of one year only, which may be extended by one
more year based on the project requirement and performance of the candidate.
Stipend:
An all-inclusive stipend of r50, 000/- to r60, 000/- per month depending on qualification
& experience, is payable. This includes HRA, Accident Insurance, Medical Insurance,
Lunch allowance etc. The premium towards Insurances and deduction towards
subsidised lunch facilities and other such facilities will be deducted from your stipend.
Work related travel expenses will be separately reimbursed as per the requirements.
 Mode of Selection:
Selection will be made on the basis of screening of applications as per the eligibility
norms and/or screening test of eligible candidates followed by personal interview by the
Selection Committee.
 Age Limit:
32 years or below as on 12.03.2014.
 Relaxation & Reservation of Post
 The upper age is relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST candidates.
 3 Years for OBC (Non-creamy layer) Candidates.
 10 Years for PWD (Person with Disability) candidate (provided that the percentage
of disability for PH candidate is 40% or more)
 Reservation of Posts – As per presidential directives for SC/ST/OBC-NC/PWD
HOW TO APPLY
1. Candidates should click on the on-line application link, read the instructions carefully
and fill-in the on-line application form giving accurate information.
2. Candidates should keep scanned copy of Passport size photo (in jpg/gif format less than
500 kb) and Soft copy of the detailed CV (including brief description of Ph.D. topic in
case of PhD candidates) readily available at the time of submitting on-line application.
3. Upon completion, the candidate should submit the online application by clicking the
Submit button the bottom of the page. If the same is accepted, the system will generate a
Unique Application ID along with the completed application form
4. Candidates should take a print out of completed application, affix his/her recent passport
size photograph, put his/her signature at the space provided and keep with him/ her
safely for future reference.
5. In case the candidate is called for interview, he/she should come with this printed
application form.
6. Application received upto 09.07.2014 (last date for closing of applications) will be
screened. Application received later shall be considered after three months.
Steps for Applying:
Step 1: Login to www.hindustanpetroleum.com and click on Career Opportunities. Read
all the instructions given on the website carefully. Candidates should keep scanned copy of
Passport size photo (in jpg/gif format less than 500 kb) and Soft copy of the detailed CV
(including brief description of Ph.D. topic in case of PhD candidates) ready before filling
online application form.
Step 2: Fill in the online form with all the relevant details carefully (details once
submitted cannot be modified). Upload Scan copy of your latest passport size photograph
and Detailed CV.
Step 3: Click Submit. You will get a system generated unique 12 Digit Application /
Reference No. Please note that this Application / Reference No. is important and will be
required for all future references throughout the selection process. Hence, candidates are
advised to take a Printout of the Online Application Form and preserve it for future
reference.
Note: Candidates are “NOT” required to submit hard copy of application form to HPCL.
The details filled in the online application form will be considered final and no changes
will be entertained w.r.t. personal/ any other details, later on.
General Instructions
1. The post of Research Associate is a fixed term post. As such the post will be
named/called/designated as Fixed Term Research Associate. If selected initial
engagement will for a period of one year only, which may be extended for one or two
years based on the project requirement.
2. The candidates must have an active e-mail id, which must remain valid for at least next
one year. All future communication with the candidates will take place through e-mail
only.
3. The candidates should have the relevant documents like percentage of marks obtained in
the qualifying examination, caste/sub-caste certificate, date of issue, name of issuing
authority, state of origin, etc. readily available with them before they commence
application process. This information will be required at the time of filling in the on-line
application.
4. Wherever CGPA/OGPA/DGPA or Letter Grade in a degree/ diploma is awarded, its
equivalent percentage of marks must be indicated in the application form as per norms
adopted by University/ Institute.
5. Candidates belonging to OBC category, but coming in creamy layer will not be entitled
to the benefit of reservation and should apply as General category candidate.
6. Candidates presently employed in Government Departments/ PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies
will be required to submit NOC from competent authority of their current employer at
the time of interview. In case of failure to produce the NOC from the current employer at
the time of Interview, the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the Interview.
7. Candidates not found to be meeting the prescribed eligibility criteria shall be rejected at
any stage of the selection process.
8. All the details given in the online form will be treated as final and no changes will be
entertained.
9. HPCL will not be responsible for any loss/ non-delivery of email/any other
communication sent, due to invalid/wrong email id or due to any other reason.
10. Furnishing of wrong/false information will lead to disqualification and HPCL will not be
responsible for any of the consequences of furnishing such wrong/false information.
Since all the applications will be screened without documentary evidence, the candidates
must satisfy themselves of the suitability for the position to which they are applying. If at
any stage during the recruitment and selection process it is found that the candidates
have furnished false or wrong information, their candidature will be rejected. Canvassing
in any form during any stage of recruitment process will lead to cancellation of
candidature.
11. Request for change of Mailing address / Email / category / posts as mentioned in the
application will not be entertained.
12. Applications not as per the prescribed format will be summarily rejected. An application
not accompanied by relevant certificate(s) / document(s), wherever necessary or
incomplete in any respect will not be entertained.
13. The prescribed qualification / experience are the minimum and mere possession of the
same does not entitle a candidate for final selection. HPCL’s decision shall be final in
this regard.
14. Only short listed candidates who are found apparently eligible based on the details given
in the application form will be called for the written test and / or personal interview as
the case may be.
15. Category (SC/ST/OBC-NC/PWD) once mentioned in the application form will not be
changed and no benefit of other category will be admissible later on.
16. Relaxations / Reservations for SC/ST/PWD and OBC (Non Creamy Layer) as per
Government Rules/Presidential Directives.
17. Candidates from SC/ST/OBC-NC/PWD category should produce their caste / category
certificate issued by Competent Authority in the prescribed format as per the guidelines
of Government of India in support of their claim. In case, the candidate fails to produce
the certificate issued by Competent Authority, his / her candidature will not be
considered. Candidates belonging to OBC-NC category should possess OBC-NC
Certificate which should be valid as on the last date of closing of application.
18. Candidates employed in Govt. Department / PSU / Autonomous bodies shall either
forward their application through Proper Channel or shall produce NOC from their
present employer at the time of Interview. In case, the application of the candidate is not
forwarded through proper channel or the candidate fails to produce NOC from his
present employer at the time of interview, his / her candidature will not be considered.
19. Candidature of the candidate is liable to be rejected at any stage of the recruitment
process or after recruitment or joining, if any information provided by the candidate is
found to be false or is not found inconformity with eligibility criteria mentioned in the
advertisement.
20. HPCL reserves the right to raise/relax the minimum eligibility standards and / or relax
age, experience criteria in otherwise suitable cases. The Management reserves the right
to fill or not to fill all or any of the above positions without assigning any reason
whatsoever.
21. Any canvassing directly or indirectly by the applicant will disqualify his/her candidature.
Any dispute with regard to recruitment against this advertisement will be settled within
the jurisdiction of Bangalore Court only.
22. In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation in versions other than English,
English version will prevail.
23. The candidates should write their correct mobile number and correct email address
neatly. Please note that the intimation for interview will be given through email
addresses/cell phone/landline only. Candidates shortlisted for interview would be
reimbursed IIAC train fare by the shortest applicable route from their normal place of
residence to the interview venue.
24. All the positions/postings for the selected candidates will be either at Bangalore or any
other location and the same will be at the discretion of HPCL.
25. The above vacancies are indicative. HPCL reserves the right for addition / deletion /
increasing or decreasing of vacancies purely on need basis at any point of time during
recruitment process.
26. Candidates are advised to visit corporation website- www.hindustanpetroleum.com or
the careers page www.hpclcareers.com regularly for latest updates as no separate
communication will be sent.
27. Interested candidates should only apply online on our website
www.hindustanpetroleum.com under career Opportunities section.
28. Furnishing of wrong/false information will lead to disqualification and HPCL will not be
responsible for any of the consequences of furnishing such wrong/false information.
Since all the applications will be screened without documentary evidence, the candidates
must satisfy themselves of the suitability for the position to which they are applying. If at
any stage during the recruitment and selection process, it is found that the candidates
have furnished false or wrong information, their candidature will be rejected. Canvassing
in any form during any stage of recruitment process will lead to cancellation of
candidature.
29. It may please be noted that submission of online applications under factious/ pseudo
names/ email ids is strictly prohibited. Any candidate resorting to such practices will be
liable for suitable action under the provisions of IT Act 2000.
30. Candidate may contact 080-25063144 or write to hcgayatri@hpcl.co.in for any further
queries and information.
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