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Date: 23 September 2016

Fall applications are open
Deadline: 02 December 2016

The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Bangalore is inviting fall-term applications for postdoctoral positions in Physics and Mathematics for the year 2017-2018. The positions are nominally for two years from the time of joining with possibility of extension for the third year. 


Applications are invited from highly motivated young scientists with PhDs in theoretical physics, mathematics (including interdisciplinary and applied mathematics), astronomy, theoretical physical chemistry, theoretical physical biology and related fields. Individuals who have submitted their doctoral thesis are also encouraged to apply.

Salary and benefits

For regular fellowship positions, the monthly salary structure is: 32,000 INR (for thesis submitted), 36,000 INR (PhD), 38,000 INR (PhD+1 year), and 40,000 INR (PhD + 2 years). Each fellow also receives a contingency grant of 32,000 INR per annum. In addition, the fellows are eligible for ICTS accommodation (or housing allowance @30% of the honorarium) and medical benefits. For further details please refer to our webpage.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should APPLY ONLINE with their:

  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • List of publications.
  • A research proposal (not more than two pages).
  • A covering letter.
  • The applicants also need to arrange at least three recommendation letters sent directly to the ICTS.

The deadline is December 2, 2016, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The nominal starting date of September 1, 2017 is negotiable. Informal queries may be directly addressed to the ICTS faculties. 

Deadline: December 2, 2016​

About ICTS

ICTS is a new initiative in Indian science, with a mandate to contribute to frontier research by providing a platform devoted to theoretical natural sciences and mathematics through its various programs. The current in-house research program focusses on astrophysical relativity, fluid dynamics and turbulence, mathematics, physical biology, statistical and condensed matter physics, string theory and quantum gravity. ICTS hosts strong visitors and associates driven programs, a highly competitive graduate school as well as a devoted postdoctoral program, that forms an integral part of the in-house research. A state-of-the-art residential campus provides a vibrant academic environment. Located in Bangalore, the garden city of India, with pleasant and moderate climate, ICTS maintains close ties with the world-class scholastic ambience of the city..

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