Of exams and jobs


1. The online application for CSIR-UGC JRF/NET examination is now open. Application submission closes 1 March, 2016. Apply here:

2. NTPC Ltd. is looking to recruit Assistant Chemist Trainees. Selection is to be made by an online screening exam. Last date to apply for the same: 29th Feb, 2016.

Details here: http://www.ntpccareers.net/ETHRFINACT16/hm.php

Less-than-details here:

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1. Education Assistant at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata.

Last date for applying: 15 Feb, 2016.

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2. Copy Editor for Resonance.

Educational qualification: M.Sc/B.E/B.Tech

Last date for applying: 29 Feb, 2016.

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Edit science manuscripts?

Following up on one of my previous posts on Chemistry Editors, here’s something similar.

Scientific Publishing Services Private Limited (SPS) and Laserwords Private Limited are two organisations that provide their services to science publishers. SPS in particular, is a service provider to science, technology and medicine publishers since 1995. Laserwords – now acquired by SPi Global – has been a player in the field since 1983, and provides its services to leading publishers of school (K-12), higher education, academic, as well as professional and trade publications.

I checked the SPS website and there are openings at the moment for Technical Editors and Copy Editors. Both the posts require you to have a Master’s degree in the sciences with a minimum one-year experience in the respective field. However, students about to finish their PG degree can apply for a trainee position in the copy editing department. (Check when was the site last updated!)

Laserwords’ website appears to be defunct. In the site linked above, you have its phone number; call.

Got a Chemistry degree and a flair for English? You might want to try Science Editing.

TNQ Books and Journals, Chennai is on the lookout for Chemistry Editors.

If you have a degree in Chemistry (or one of the basic sciences) and have a flair for the English language, science editing might just be your cup of tea. Your job as a Science Editor would require you to pour over manuscripts of research articles received for publication to check for proper grammar, punctuation, spelling etc. Your technical knowledge would also come into play as the job requires you to be competent in the subject you specialised in. Computer literacy would be a must.

Here’s TNQ’s advertisement if you think this might be up your alley.