Applications are invited from candidates with a Ph.D degree in Physical / Mathematical Sciences from a recognized University / Institute. The Institute offers challenging opportunities to young researchers working in theory, observation and instrumentation in various areas of research in the field of astronomy and astrophysics.
IIA is also a key partner in the ultraviolet telescope payload (UVIT) onboard India’s first multi-wavelength space observatory ASTROSAT, and in India’s participation in the next generation mega optical and infrared telescope facility, the “Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory” or TIO.
India-TMT ,UVIT and other IIA approved externally funded projects may have openings for post doctoral positions. Interested candidates are directed to the respective web pages for the same.
Duration: Two years, with a possible extension for another year.
Age: Below the age of 36 years.
Selected candidates, as post doctoral fellows, are expected to work in close collaboration with members of the research groups at the institute and are also encouraged to carry out independent research.
Emoluments: Depending on qualification and experience, IIA offers a fixed fellowship of Rs 40,000 p.m with annual increment of Rs. 1500 p.m. Other allowances such as house rent, book grants (Rs 10,000/year), medical facility are offered in accordance with the prevailing rules of the institute.
IIA has limited accommodation for PDFs which will be provided subject to availability and need as assessed by the committee, case by case.
Note: All IIA (internal candidates) applicants must have successfully completed viva-voce at the time of review. Successful IIA applicants will be offered PDF position for a maximum of one year.
How to apply:
- The applications will be accepted four times a year, with deadlines for applications fixed at December 31, March 31, June 30, September 30.
- The applications will be reviewed every quarter, in the first week of January, April, July and October. Under special circumstances, the committee may review applications at other times as well.
- Applicants are advised to send their completed applications at least 3 weeks before the respective review dates.
The application can be made online and the instructions are given here.
Address for communication:
Post Doctoral Programme,
Indian Institute of Astrophysics,
Koramangala, Bangalore – 560034, INDIA