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Date: 11 May 2017

Summer applications are open
Deadline: 23 June 2017


Applications are invited for Max Planck Partner Group Postdoctoral Fellowships at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bangalore. These fellowships are supported by the Max Planck Partner Groups in Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter (working in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems) at ICTS. All applicants will be automatically considered for the regular ICTS postdoc positions also.

Applications are invited from highly motivated young scientists with a proven track record. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Physics or related fields (Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter) with excellent track record. 

Salary and benefits
The initial appointment will be for two years, with possibility of extension up to a third year, based on the scientific activity of the Fellow. The position carries a competitive salary and housing allowance as per norms. Fellows can also opt for free Institute accommodation in lieu of the housing allowance. In addition, fellows shall receive health insurance and a contingency research grant per year as per institute norms. Fellows will also have the opportunity to apply for additional travel and research grants offered by the ICTS as well as the national funding agencies.

Statistical Physics and Condensed Matter
How to apply
Interested candidates can APPLY ONLINE with their CV, list of publications, a research proposal (not more than two pages) and a covering letter (PDF). The applicants also need to arrange at least three recommendation letters to be uploaded here. The deadline is June 23, 2017, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The nominal starting date of October 1, 2017 is negotiable. Informal queries may be directly addressed to the ICTS faculty members.