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Date: 11 October 2018

Fall applications are open
Deadline 1: 1 December 2018 (Simons Post Doctoral fellowship)
Deadline 2: 15 December 2018 (Regular Post Doctoral fellowship)


The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS-TIFR), Bengaluru, is inviting applications for both regular and prize postdoctoral positions in Physics and Mathematics for the year 2019-2020. 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, 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 the Simons prize fellowships, the monthly salary is 60,000 INR along with a housing allowance of 15,000 INR (or ICTS accommodation) per month and medical benefits. In addition, they will receive travel support of 200,000 INR (per annum) and a research grant of 200,000 INR (per year) for computing services, relocation, publishing and other direct costs. They will also be eligible to apply for grants offered by external funding agencies.

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 three recommendation letters sent directly to the ICTS.

The nominal starting date of September 1, 2019 is negotiable. Informal queries may be directly addressed to ICTS faculty members.

Deadline (For Simons post doctoral fellowship): 1 December 2018

Deadline (For regular post doctoral fellowship): 15 December 2018

*Applications may be considered after the deadline in case there is a vacancy.

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 interdisciplinary and applied mathematics through its various programs. The current in-house research program focusses on astrophysical relativity, numerical linear algebra, computational science, data assimilation, dynamical systems, non-linear dynamics, fluid mechanics, mathematical physics and geometry, physical biology, statistical mechanics and turbulence, condensed matter physics, and string theory (Link). 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 is ready to provide 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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