National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research walk-in for Medical Officers

By | July 4, 2013

(Earth System Science Organization)
(Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)
Headland Sada, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa – 403 804

WALK-IN- INTERVIEW for Medical Doctors – 20 July, 2013

National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, Earth System Science Organization – under Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, responsible for coordinating the Indian Antarctic Expeditions) is looking for Medical Doctors on contract basis for its research bases at Antarctica for the season 2013-2015 as per details given below:

Sr. No. No. of Positions
1 Medical Officer – for around 12 months Surgeon / Physician 4
2 Medical Officer – for around 05 months Surgeon/Physician 1

Qualifications :

  1. M.B.B.S. from recognized university
  2. Desirable: Post Graduate qualification (MD/MS/DNB) from a recognized University.
  3. Experience: Four years experience in the case of medical graduates (i.e. MBBS) and one year experience in the case of candidates having Post­ Graduate qualification (i.e.MD/MS/DNB).

Terms of Employment: The contract wages for the selected candidates will be as follows:

  1. Contract wages of  Rs. 63612/- per month for candidates holding MBBS Degree (with four years experience) and for candidates holding Post-Graduate qualification Rs. 74214/- per month for the entire duration of contract.
  2. The above medical officers as member of the team will be entitled for free boarding & lodging onboard ship and at Antarctica with special polar clothing. The medical officers are entitled for Special Hardship allowance of Rs. 1125/- per day during the summer season and Rs. 1688/- per day during the winter season for the actual duration of stay in Antarctica.Summer season will be from 1st December, 2013 to 28th February, 2014.Winter season will be before 1st December, 2013 and after 28th February, 2014.
  3. The contract will be for the period between 5 months to 14 months starting from October/November, 2013 depending upon the need and suitability of the candidates.
  4. Candidates are advised to bring along with them copy of their Personal Passport (if any) and 8-copies of Passport size photographs with white background.
  5. The applicant must bring a medical fitness certificate by a medical superintendent of a Govt. hospital for appearing in the walk-in-interview.
  6. The selected medical officers will participate in the expedition as team members. The selected candidates will have to perform all the routine duties and jobs related to expedition as assigned by the leader of expedition from time to time. Applicant has to provide an undertaking along with his application that candidate is medically and psychologically fit to serve in Antarctica for summer and winter periods and volunteer him/her self for the expedition.
  7. The application form may be downloaded from NCAOR website ( The duly filled in form should be submitted at the time of interview along with the attested copies of their qualifying certificates. Ex-Servicemen attending the interview are advised to bring along the Identity Card and Discharge Book.
  8. Applicants are requested to bring original certificates/documents for verification on 20 July, 2013 at 9:00 hrs [before appearing for the interview], to be eligible for appearing for the said interview on 20 July, 2013.
  9. No TA/DA will be paid to applicants.Interested personnel may register themselves for walk-in-interview by 20 July, 2013 with Programme Director Antarctic Science, NCAOR, Goa by email, or fax. Please refer NCAOR website ( or contact Antarctic Science Section at 0832-2525531 (phone), 0832-2525532 (fax) or email for any further details. Walk-in-interview is scheduled to take place at National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research Headland Sada, Vasco-Da-Gama, Goa 403 804 on 20 July, 13, 09: 00 hrs.
  10. On final selection the candidates will be required to sign a contract with NCAOR. The application form should provide information about (i) Name, (ii) Father’s name, (iii) Date/place of birth, (iv) Nationality, present/permanent address with phone (Residence/office, Fax, mail etc.) (v) Educational qualification, (vi) Past experience in the relevant field, (vii) publications (if any) along with attested copies of all relevant documents must be brought personally on 20 July, 13.
  11. The short listed candidates after the interview may again be examined by a medical board at AIIMS, or any other medical board duly authorized by NCAOR (if required). The short listed candidates have to then proceed for Pre-Antarctic Snow Ice Acclimatization training at ITBP, Auli (near Joshimath, Garhwal, Himalayas) for about 15 days. The dates will be informed by NCAOR later.

Advt. No: NCAOR/32/13


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