Applications are invited for post-doctoral fellowships in Astronomy and Astrophysics, for durations which are typically for two to three years, but are extendable up to a maximum of five years based on performance. The fellowship includes a remuneration, contingency grant, rent free accommodation on campus as well as medical and other benefits. 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; and 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. Further information can be obtained from the IUCAA website.
A few positions are available specifically for IGO, ASTROSAT, and instrumentation related research work. Applicants interested in these positions should mention their interest specifically.
Interested applicants may apply online at http://www.iucaa.ernet.in/pdf
The last date for submission of applications is October 31, 2013. Candidates will be informed of the result by the end of December 2013. Successful candidates are normally expected to commence their fellowship during 2014.