The Department of Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee invites applications from outstanding and enthusiastic researchers for postdoctoral position under the mentorship of Dr. M.V. Sunil Krishna focused on “Study of thermospheric and mesospheric cooling by Nitric Oxide radiative emissions”
The prospective candidate is expected to have a strong background in the area of Atmospheric and Space Physics specially related to the space weather, mesospheric and thermospheric structure, dynamics and processes. Knowledge of data analysis methods, numerical and analytical modelling techniques with a strong programming background are essential.
Prior experience on working with global atmospheric models such as TIE-GCM, WACCM-X, CESM will be an added advantage. The candidate is expected to work on combining satellite and ground based data with global models for a better understanding of atmospheric phenomenon.
Ph.D. in Physics/ Atmospheric Physics/ Space Physics/ Computational Physics/ Meteorology. Candidates who have recently submitted their thesis are also eligible to apply subject to the condition that they will furnish the proof of the award of Ph.D. degree at the time of interview at IIT Roorkee, if shortlisted.
Duration & Fellowship
The duration of the fellowship will be of two years extendable to one more year, if necessary. The candidate is expected to join the Department as soon as offer letter has been released. The fellow will receive a consolidated fellowship as below in addition to the contingency grant of ₹ 50,000/-per annum.
- First two years: ₹ 55,000/- per month
- Third year: ₹ 60,000/- per month
How to apply?
Candidates (Only Indian Nationals) can apply with cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications (with the most significant publications highlighted), research statement describing past research and plans for future research in the context of the title of project by e-mail, to: physics_office[at]iitr.ac.in (and copy to mv.sunilkrishna[at]ph.iitr.ac.in)
Phone: +91-1332-285335 (office)