Duration: Typically for two to three years, extendable up to a maximum of five years based on performance. Facilities required for research are provided institutionally. Post-doctoral fellows 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 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.
A few positions are available specifically for IGO, ASTROSAT, and instrumentation related research work. Applicants interested in these positions should mention their interest specifically.
Appilcations will be received till October 31, 2012. Candidates will be informed of the result by December 31, 2012. Successful candidates are normally expected to commence their fellowship during 2013.