Senior Research Fellowship at IUCAA, Pune: Apply by Oct 10: Expired

Applications are invited for a Senior Research Fellowship for a period of one year, extendable up to three years based on the performance of the candidate and the availability of funds at IUCAA, Pune.


The Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics is an autonomous institution set up by the University Grants Commission of India to promote nucleation and growth of active groups in astronomy and astrophysics in Indian universities.

Job description

The successful candidates will primarily work on the development and integration of the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) onboard the Aditya-L1 mission. SUIT will be observing the Sun between 200-400 nm and will be providing full disk continuous observations of the Sun from the L1 point.

They are the PI institute for the Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) onboard Aditya-L1 mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) that will be launched in 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates with a first-class degree in M.Sc. (Physics) with at least two years of experience in astronomical Instrumentation.

Essential Qualification

  • Experience on Zemax software for optics
  • Designing and development of astronomical instrumentation
  • Optics alignment and integration for astronomical instrument


The selected candidates will be appointed with a full-time temporary contract. The salary will be INR 35,000/- per month during the first three years. All other benefits are as per IUCAA norms.

How to Apply?

Candidates must submit the following documents on or before October 10th, 2021 for full consideration.

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of interest in Solar Astronomy and instrumentation (Max 1 page)
  • Two letters of recommendations sent directly by the persons recommending the candidate

All the documents must be sent to the following E-mail address: aocp@iucaa.in

Please Mention the subject as: “Application for SRF position”

Application Deadline

October 10, 2021

Click here to view the official notification for the Senior Research Fellowship at IUCAA, Pune.

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