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. 40,000/- per month for the first two years and Indian Rs.45,000/- per month in the subsequent years. There will be a contingency grant of Indian Rs.1,50,000/- per year throughout the tenure.
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.
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.