Faculty positions (Observatory Support) at NCRA-TIFR

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Archive Date: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Department Name: 
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Post Bag No. 3
Street Line 2: 
Ganesh Khind Post Office
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, 2017. 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 98,290/- to 1,44,558/-.   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: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
S.K.Ghosh, Centre Director, NCRA-TIFR, Pune
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Department Name: 
National Centre for Radio Astrophysics
Street Line 1: 
Post Bag No. 3
Street Line 2: 
Ganeshkhind Post Office
Street Line 3: 
Pune
City: 
Pune
State/Province: 
Maharashtra
Zip/Postal Code: 
411007
Country: 
India
Phone: 
+912025719111
FAX: 
+912025697257
Email: 
dirncra@ncra.tifr.res.in
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
S.K.Ghosh, Centre Director, NCRA-TIFR, Pune
Subject: 
Faculty position (Observatory Support) at NCRA-TIFR
Email: 
dirncra@ncra.tifr.res.in