Faculty Position (Observatory Support)

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Archive Date: 
Monday, October 29, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics
Department Name: 
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Street Line 1: 
Pune University Campus
Street Line 2: 
Ganesh Khind PO
City: 
Pune
State/Province: 
Maharashtra
Zip/Postal: 
411007
Country: 
India
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Faculty positions (Observatory Support) at NCRA-TIFR: The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR) invites applications for permanent faculty positions in the area of observatory support. Research activities at NCRA-TIFR are centred on radio astronomy, where the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope is a major international facility. These positions are meant primarily for telescope support activities. The successful candidates would be expected to spend about 75% of their time on activities like user support, telescope operations, and instrumentation debugging and commissioning tests, with the remaining 25% meant for research in astronomy. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a related subject, a good understanding of radio telescopes and instrumentation, and significant experience in handling radio astronomical data.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a research plan, proposed contributions to support activities and the names of three or more referees, and should be sent by e-mail to the Centre Director, NCRA-TIFR, at the e-mail address dirncra@ncra.tifr.res.in. Please specify clearly in the application that it is for a faculty position in the area of Observatory Support. While applications are invited throughout the year, they will be processed two or three times a year. The deadline for receipt of applications for the next screening is November 30, 2018. Additional information can be obtained by writing to dirncra@ncra.tifr.res.in. The salary of entry-level faculty members, i.e. those joining after a few years of post-doctoral research, and assuming an off campus residence, are between INR 1,10,932/- to 1,68,965/-.  Faculty members are also entitled to on-campus housing (subject to availability; staff staying off campus are entitled to a House Rent Allowance) and health care benefits. Candidates with appropriate experience can be considered for higher levels with a higher salary.

Included Benefits: 

(1) Medical coverage for the staff member and immediate family.
(2) Retirement and pension benefits.
(3) Sabbatical Leave/Medical leave, vacation leave, maternity/paternity leave.
(4) On-campus housing, subject to availability, or a house-rent allowance.
(5) Leave encashment.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Yashwant Gupta
Title: 
Centre Director
Institution/Company: 
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics
Department Name: 
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Street Line 1: 
Pune University Campus
Street Line 2: 
Ganesh Khind PO
City: 
Pune
State/Province: 
Maharashtra
Zip/Postal Code: 
411007
Country: 
India
Phone: 
+91 20 25719111
FAX: 
+91 20 25697257
Email: 
dirncra@ncra.tifr.res.in
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Prof. Yashwant Gupta
Subject: 
Faculty Position (Observatory Support)
Email: 
dirncra@ncra.tifr.res.in