IUCAA offers the following Post-doctoral positions:

1. Vaidya-Raychaudhuri Post-Doctoral Positions (Click here to apply )
2. Regular Post-Doctoral Positions (Click here to apply)
3. Non-IUCAA funded Post-doctoral Fellows (NIF-PDF) (Click here to know how to apply)
Application for Post-doctoral positions ( 2018-2019 ) is closed now
For more details contact the S. N. Khadilkar, AO (Core Programmes) (aocp@iucaa.in)


1. Vaidya-Raychaudhuri Post-Doctoral Positions

Applications are invited from researchers with outstanding track record for a newly constituted Vaidya-Raychaudhuri Post-doctoral Fellowship in Astronomy and Astrophysics. The duration of the fellowship is typically for two to three years, but is extendable up to a maximum period of five years based on performance. The fellowship will carry a remuneration of Indian Rs. 55,000/- per month for the first two years and Indian Rs.65,000/- per month in the subsequent years. There will be a contingency grant of Indian Rs.2,00,000/- per year throughout the tenure. The fellowship also includes rent free accommodation on campus as well as medical and other benefits. Facilities required for research are provided institutionally. A post-doctoral fellow with excellent performance will be considered for a tenured position.

Research areas at IUCAA:

• Cosmology and large scale structure
• Galactic and extragalactic astronomy
• General relativity
• Gravitational waves
• High energy astrophysics
• Instrumentation for astronomy
• Optical, UV, X-ray, and radio astronomy
• Quantum gravity, including string theory
• Solar Astronomy
• Virtual observatory

Facilities at IUCAA include a network of state-of-the-art computers, high performance computing clusters, high speed internet connections, mirror sites of important databases, a very well equipped instrumentation laboratory, and a library with exhaustive collection of books and periodicals.

IUCAA operates a 2 m optical telescope, IUCAA Girawali Observatory (IGO), at Girawali which is about 80 km from IUCAA campus. IUCAA is a partner in the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), which is a 10m class telescope suited for imaging and spectroscopic observations of faint and distant objects. Support is also available for guest observing from other international facilities. Further information can be obtained from the IUCAA website.

Interested applicants may apply online at: http://www.iucaa.in/pdf
ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

The last date for submission of applications is November 30. Candidates will be informed of the result by the end of December. Successful candidates are normally expected to commence their fellowship by August in the following year.
 


2. Regular Post-Doctoral Positions

Applications are invited for post-doctoral fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics, for durations which are typically of two years, but are extendable up to a maximum of three years based on performance. The Post-doctoral Fellows receive a fellowship of INR 40,000/- per month, a contingency grant of INR 40,000/- per annum, rent free accommodation on campus as well as medical and other benefits as per IUCAA/Government of India norms. Facilities required for research are provided institutionally.

Facilities at IUCAA include a network of state-of-the-art computers, high performance computing clusters, high speed internet connections, mirror sites of important databases, a very well equipped instrumentation laboratory, and a library containing an excellent collection of books and periodicals.

IUCAA operates a 2 m optical telescope, IUCAA Girawali Observatory (IGO), at Girawali which is about 80 km from the IUCAA campus. IUCAA is a partner in the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT), which is a 10 m class telescope suited for imaging and spectroscopic observations of faint and distant objects. Support is also available for guest observing from other international facilities. Further information can be obtained from the IUCAA website.

In addition to our regular post-doctoral positions, a few positions are available in selected research areas. The candidate should check the IUCAA web site for the list of research areas in which additional post-doctoral positions are available in a given year. (This number is periodically updated and the candidate is free to apply to multiple subject areas. More information can be obtained from aocp@iucaa.in )

Interested applicants should apply online at www.iucaa.in/pdf

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, and research plans, and arrange for three confidential reference letters to be sent independently.

ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED BY US.

For the current year the last date for submission of applications is November 30, 2017. Candidates will be informed of the result by the end of December 2017. Successful candidates are normally expected to commence their fellowship during July/August 2018. The online application link will be made active/available from November 1, 2017.
 

RESEARCH AREAS AT IUCAA:
• Classical and Quantum Gravity
• Cosmic Magnetic Fields
• Cosmic Microwave Background
• Cosmology and Large Scale Structure
• Dark Matter and Dark Energy
• Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy
• Gravitational Waves
• High Energy Astrophysics
• Instrumentation for Astronomy
• Interstellar Medium
• MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS)
• Observational Astronomy (Optical, UV, X-ray, and Radio)
• Solar Physics
• Solar System and Stellar Physics
• Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) on board Aditya-L1 mission
• Virtual Observatory  


3. Non-IUCAA funded Post-doctoral Fellows (NIF-PDF)

IUCAA accepts applications, at any time during the year, for “Non-IUCAA funded Post-doctoral Fellowship” positions in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Candidates may apply to IUCAA simultaneously with their submission of application to funding agencies like DST, if they would like to be hosted by IUCAA. If selected, IUCAA will make an offer for hosting NIF-PDF subject to being selected for funding by the agency.

Application:

Applications can be made by sending an email to aocp@iucaa.in. The applications should be accompanied by:

i) Curriculum Vitae [Mandatory fields: Full name, Date of birth, Gender, Nationality, Present Affiliation, Title of Ph.D. Thesis, Name and affiliation of Ph.D. Guide, Email address, Mobile Number(s), Telephone number(s), Name and address of at least two referees along with their email addresses]
ii) List of Publications
iii) Research areas of interest and Research Proposal

Selection process:

Applications shall be considered about four times a year, tentatively in mid-January, mid-April, mid-July, and mid-October. No decisions will be taken in between on individual requests for any kind of NIF-PDF.

Any candidate who has applied for a regular IUCAA PDF position and has not been selected in the previous years will not be eligible for the status of NIF-PDF. Such applications will not be considered.

Accommodation, Renewal, Duration etc.:

The accommodation, duration of status etc. of the selected NIF-PDFs will be subject to the following conditions:

(i) Although a few flatlets have been earmarked for providing accommodation to NIF-PDFs, these will be allotted subject to availability and on the merits of each application.

(ii) The total time spent at IUCAA by any NIF-PDF will be limited to five years. So any candidate who is already in IUCAA under a different scheme for N years will have only a tenure of (5 - N) years as NIF-PDF.

(iii) The appointment of all NIF-PDFs will be on a yearly basis and their renewal is subject to satisfactory performance as decided by (a) IUCAA, as well as by (b) the funding agency. They will need to qualify on both counts for continuation of the position.

(iv) All NIF-PDFs will be associated with a faculty member for administrative purposes and use of their contingency grant if any.