Faculty positions (Technology Development) 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 technology development. Research activities at NCRA-TIFR are centred on radio astronomy, where the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope is a major international facility. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and an excellent track record in developing technology (e.g. instruments/ software/algorithms) relevant to radio astronomy. Faculty members in these positions are typically expected to spend about 50% of their time on research and the remaining 50% on support-related activities. The 50% research time could include research in either technological or astronomical areas, guiding of M.Tech. and/or Ph.D. students, etc.It is expected that the support work would involve development of instrumentation, algorithms and/or software for NCRA facilities, teaching of graduate courses, telescope commissioning and debugging activities, etc.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify clearly in the application that it is for a faculty position in the area of technology development. 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, 2016. Additional information can be obtained by writing to email@example.com .
The salary of entry-level faculty members, i.e. those joining after a few years of post-doctoral research, is in the pay scale of INR 15,600-39,100 to 37,400-67,000 (the total monthly emoluments assuming an off campus residence are between INR 89,000/- to 1,25,000/-). The pay scales are likely to be revised upward shortly. 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.