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Deadline: 2014-01-15
Location: Bangalore, India

EADS Postdoctoral Prize Fellowships at ICTS-TIFR and TIFR-CAM, India

International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (ICTS-TIFR) and TIFR Centre for Applicable Mathematics (TIFR-CAM) invite applications from highly motivated candidates for a number of EADS Prize Postdoctoral Fellowship positions. These fellowships are supported by the EADS Corporate Foundation through an International Teaching and Research Chair titled “Mathematics of Complex Systems” at ICTS-TIFR and TIFR-CAM. The EADS Chair is aimed to develop innovative research involving theoretical, applied, and computational work related to mathematics of complex systems.

Fellowships are available in the following areas:

– Numerical relativity, gravitational-wave physics and astrophysics (PI: Parameswaran Ajith ajith[AT]icts.res.in)
– Dynamical systems, stochastic analysis, and data assimilation (PI: Amit Apte apte[]ATicts.res.in)
– Homogenization and control of PDEs, inverse problems (PIs: M. Vanninathan vanni[AT]math.tifrbng.res.in, Mythily Ramaswamy mythily[AT]math.tifrbng.res.in, Venky Krishnan vkrishnan[AT]math.tifrbng.res.in)
– Numerical methods for fluid flows and uncertainty quantification (PI: Praveen C. praveen[AT]math.tifrbng.res.in)
– Inertial particles in turbulent fluid flows (PI: Samriddhi Sankar Ray  ssray[AT]icts.res.in)

The research themes are described in more detail at http://www.icts.res.in/eads_chair and http://math.tifrbng.res.in/eads-chair/. Fellows are expected to work closely with the research groups at ICTS and CAM in Bangalore. In addition, Fellows will have opportunity to interact with experts from all over the world through collaborative visits, workshops and conferences, funded by the program. Christopher K. R. T. Jones of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently the EADS Visiting Professor.

ELIGIBILITY
Applications are invited from candidates who have relevant experience in any of the above areas. Candidates must have a PhD degree in mathematics, physics or engineering.  The ideal candidate must have an aptitude for applied mathematics and scientific computing. Prior research experience in the specific areas mentioned above is recommended, but not essential.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
The initial appointment will be for two years, with a possibility of extension up to four years. Renewal for the third year will depend on a comprehensive review of the scientific activity of the Fellow. The salary will be comparable to that of an assistant professor in India (Rs. 50,000 per month during the first year, with 10% increase in subsequent years). In addition, a research grant of Rs. 150,000 per annum can be availed, apart from relocation allowances and medical benefits. Fellows can also opt for Institute accommodation or a house rent allowance that amounts to 30% of the fellowship.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates are requested to apply online at http://forms.icts.res.in/eads-fellowships/ with their CV, list of publications, a research proposal of not more than two pages, and a covering letter.  The nominal deadline is 15 January 2014; but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The nominal starting date of 1 September 2014 is negotiable. Applicants will also be considered for normal postdoctoral positions at ICTS. Informal queries may be addressed to the individual PIs listed above.

LIVING IN BANGALORE
Bangalore, known as the Garden City of India, is the center of India’s information technology sector, and is home to many distinguished educational and research institutions. It is among the most cosmopolitan and demographically diverse cities in India, with a pleasant and moderate climate

LINKS

Application form: http://forms.icts.res.in/eads-fellowships/
TIFR-CAM, http://math.tifrbng.res.in
ICTS-TIFR, http://www.icts.res.in
EADS Foundation, http://www.fondation.eads.com/content/en
Astrophysical relativity research at ICTS, http://www.icts.res.in/research/astrorel
Turbulence research at ICTS: http://www.icts.res.in/research/statphys
Dynamical systems and data assimilation research at ICTS, http://www.icts.res.in/research/dynamicdata