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Date: 22 December 2014

Airbus Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships at ICTS-TIFR and TIFR-CAM

Airbus Group Corporate Foundation has entered into a partnership agreement with the TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics (TIFR-CAM) and the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR) to create an International Teaching and Research Chair entitled “Mathematics of Complex Systems,” with the aim of developing innovative research involving theoretical, applied, and computational work related to mathematics of complex systems. Several attractive Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships are available under this program for which applications are invited. Fellowships are available in the following areas:

The research themes are described in more detail here. Fellows are expected to work closely with the research groups at ICTS and CAM in Bangalore, a highly cosmopolitan city, known as the garden city of India.  Both centers provide stimulating intellectual atmosphere and state-of-the-art facilities for academic research. Fellows will have opportunity to interact with leading scientists from all over the world through collaborative visits, workshops and conferences, funded by the program.

Applications are invited from highly motivated young scientists with proven track record. Candidates must have a PhD degree in mathematics, physics or engineering. Prior research experience in the specific areas mentioned above is recommended, but not essential.

Salary and benefits
The initial appointment will be for two years, with a possibility of extension up to three years. Renewal for the third year will depend on a comprehensive review of the scientific activity of the Fellow. The salary will be comparable to that of a junior faculty member (Rs. 60,000 per month). In addition, a research grant of Rs. 200,000 per annum is also available, apart from relocation allowances and medical benefits. Fellows can also opt for free Institute accommodation or a house rent allowance of Rs. 15,000 per month.

How to apply
Interested candidates are requested to apply online at the URL given below with their CV, list of publications, a research proposal of not more than two pages, and a covering letter.  Please also arrange three recommendation letters to be directly sent to eads.fellowships@icts.res.in by e-mail. The nominal deadline is 31 January 2015; but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The nominal starting date of 1 September 2015 is negotiable. Applicants will be automatically considered for other postdoctoral fellowships at ICTS, including the Simons Fellowships. Informal queries may be addressed to the individual PIs listed above.