The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences is a new initiative of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore, to foster excellence in fundamental research and interdisciplinary collaborations in theoretical fields. Further information is available at the ICTS website: http://www.icts.res.in
We are looking for highly motivated candidates for postdoctoral positions, starting in the 2013-14 academic year. Initial appointments will be for a two year period, with an extension to a third year after an academic review.
The string theory faculty at ICTS comprises Pallab Basu, Avinash Dhar, Suvrat Raju and Spenta Wadia. ICTS is also building strength in allied fields like astrophysical relativity, and its other faculty represent diverse theoretical interests including statistical mechanics, fluid dynamics, and theoretical biology.
International programs, including the Chandrasekhar, Ramanujan and Turing lecture series are frequently organized at ICTS, bring in a flux of outstanding scientists and offer broad intellectual stimulation.
ICTS is currently housed in the campus of the Indian Institute of Science, and is next door to its Physics Department and the Centre for High Energy Physics. The latter also has several string theorists.
Two kinds of positions are offered:
- Post Doctoral Fellow (3 years): Emoluments range from Rs 21,000-24,000 plus medical benefits and institutional housing (optionally candidates may choose to receive 30% housing allowance per month), and a contingency grant of Rs 20,000 per annum.
- Post Doctoral Visiting Scientist (2 years): Emoluments range from Rs 35,000-43,000 plus medical benefits and institutional housing (optionally candidates may choose to receive 30% housing allowance per month). This position requires minimum 1 year of postdoctoral experience. Post doctoral fellows in scheme 1 can be considered for this position after a year.