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Date: 26 October 2020

Deadline: 31 December 2020
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International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (ICTS-TIFR), Bengaluru hosts a vibrant in-house postdoctoral program. Founded in 2007, ICTS is a new initiative in Indian science. It is conceived to contribute to the growth of excellence in the basic sciences through its programs, interactions and cross-fertilization between disciplines. ICTS provides a platform and infrastructure to organize various activities in theoretical natural sciences and mathematics.

ICTS has an active in-house research program. Current research spans the following broad areas: Complex systems: Non-linear dynamics and Data assimilation, Statistical physics, Fluid dynamics and turbulence, Condensed matter physics, Physical biology; Space-time physics: String theory and Quantum field theory, Astrophysical relativity; Mathematics: Differential geometry, Mathematical physics, Dynamical systems, Data assimilation, Monsoon dynamics, Analysis of partial differential equations and applications. Other areas under active consideration are cosmology, multiscale and complex systems including interfaces with theoretical biology, computer science and computational sciences with a strong interface to other research areas at ICTS.  

ICTS invites applications for various postdoctoral positions (including several prize postdoctoral fellowships like Simons, Max-Planck Partner Group etc.) twice every year, once in summer and then in fall. Interested candidates should apply online. Applications received after the deadline may also be considered until the positions are filled.

Duration of fellowships: Initial appointments will be for a period of two years, which will be renewable for the third year in exceptional cases after an academic review.

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 two recommendation letters for this position.

Candidates can also apply through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/program/17309

*Applications may be considered after the deadline in case there is a vacancy. The nominal starting date of 1st September 2021, is negotiable.

Details for regular postdoctoral fellowship positions:

The honoraria applicable are as follows:

Designation

Initial qualification

Fellowship

(per month) in Rs.

Regular postdoctoral fellows

PhD

47,000/-

PhD + 1 year

49,000/-

PhD + 2 years

54,000/-

This fellowship carries an annual contingency grant as per norms.

Housing Rent Allowance: The postdoctoral fellows are eligible for ICTS accommodation (on/off campus) or compensation towards Housing Rent Allowance (HRA) as per current norms.

Medical Benefits: The postdoctoral fellows will be entitled to medical benefits as per current norms.

Research facilities: ICTS offers access to high-performance computing facilities, in-house library and to most scientific journals. Support for travel for participation in important international meetings is also available. Postdoctoral fellows will also have opportunities to participate in the teaching of graduate courses at ICTS.

Apart from the regular faculty members, ICTS has an extended associate faculty actively involved in the research and program activities. ICTS organizes around 10-25 programs every year, on diverse topics not restricted to the research interests of the ICTS faculty. The Centre also has an extensive visitor program. Research groups at ICTS are part of, amongst others, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Indian Initiative in Gravitational-Wave Observations, Mathematics and Climate Research Network, Indo-French Center for Applied Mathematics, etc. click here for more information.

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