Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, November 11, 2022
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 9, 2022
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Government Agency
Inter-university centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Postbag 4, Ganeshkind
Street Line 2: 
Savitribai Phule Pune University Campus
Job Announcement Text: 
Sr. no Position and duration Monthly fellowship Annual contingency Remarks

Vaidya-Raychaudhury Post-doctoral positions

(Duration: 5 years)

INR 70,000/-* during the first 2 years,

INR 80,000/-* in the subsequent years

INR 2,00,000/-* refer to "Included benefits" below

Regular Post-doctoral positions

(Duration: 2 years extendable to a maximum of 3 years based on performance)

INR 54,000/-* INR 40,000/-* refer to "Included benefits" below

*All amounts in Indian Rupees

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. IUCAA is a major participant in space-based Indian astronomy missions AstroSat (current) and Aditya-L1 (upcoming ), as well as in future projects including LIGO-India and the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT).

In addition to the regular post-doctoral positions, a few positions are available in selected research areas. Please check the IUCAA website 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.)

Successful candidates will normally be expected to commence their fellowship during August 2023. 

Research areas at IUCAA:

• Classical and Quantum Gravity
• Cosmic Magnetic Fields
• Cosmic Microwave Background
• Cosmology and Large Scale Structure
• Dark Matter and Dark Energy
• Diffuse Matter in Space
• Galactic and Extragalactic Astronomy
• Gravitational Waves
• High Energy Astrophysics
• Instrumentation for Astronomy
• Interstellar Medium
• Observational Astronomy (Optical, UV, X-ray, and Radio)
• Solar Physics
• Solar System and Stellar Physics

• Quantum technologies

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$7800.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$11000.00 (USD)
Compensation Notes: 
All fellowships are paid in Indian Rupees
Included Benefits: 

Rent free accommodation is provided on/off campus subject to availability. Alternatively House Rent Allowance is paid which is currently 27% of the monthly fellowship. Selected candidates can also avail of medical and other benefits as per IUCAA/Government of India norms. 

Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 9, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Diana Joy, Coordinator, Core Porgrammes
Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Postbag 4, Ganeshkind
Street Line 2: 
Savitribai Phule Pune University Campus
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Coordinator (Core programmes)
Post doctoral applications AAS