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Deadline: 2017-12-15
Location: Bangalore, India

ICTS-SIMONS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN BANGALORE, INDIA

The International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS), Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) invites applications for the
ICTS-Simons postdoctoral Fellowship Program, 2017-2018. This program,
funded by a targeted grant to ICTS by the Simons Foundation, is aimed
at attracting world-leading young researchers to ICTS as postdoctoral
fellows. ICTS provides a stimulating intellectual atmosphere and
state-of-the-art facilities for academic research. In addition to the
vibrant in-house research program, fellows will also have opportunity
to interact with leading scientists from all over the world through
collaborative visits, workshops and conferences, funded by the
program.

ELIGIBILITY

Applications are invited from highly qualified young scientists with
proven track record. Candidates must have a PhD degree in 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

The salary will Rs. 60,000 per month and the fellows can also opt for
free Institute accommodation or a house rent allowance of Rs. 15,000
per month. In addition, Fellows receive health insurance, travel
support up to Rs. 200,000 per year and a research grant of Rs. 200,000
per year for computing services, publications, relocation, and other
direct costs. Fellows will also have the opportunity to apply for
additional travel and research grants offered by the national funding
agencies..The initial appointment will be for two years, with
possibility of extension up to a third year. Renewal for the third
year will depend on a comprehensive review of the scientific activity
of the Fellow.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should apply online with their curriculum vitae,
list of publications, a research proposal (not more than two pages)
and a covering letter. Three recommendation letters also have to be
uploaded online by the referees. The deadline is 15 December 2017, but
applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The
nominal starting date of 1 September 2018 is negotiable.

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
(www.icts.res.in/research). 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.

ASTROPHYSICAL RELATIVITY AT ICTS

The ICTS Astrophysical Relativity group
(https://www.icts.res.in/research/astrorel) includes Parameswaran
Ajith (faculty), Bala Iyer (Simons visiting professor), Sumit Kumar,
Haris M K, Rahul Kashyap, Gayathri Raman (postdocs), Yamuna Swami
(research associate) Abhirup Ghosh, Ajit Kumar Mehta (graduate
students) and several visiting undergraduate students. K. G. Arun,
Sascha Husa, Mark Hannam and Badri Krishnan are visiting associates.
The group’s research interest include gravitational-wave source
modeling, data analysis including parameter estimation, tests of
general relativity using gravitational-wave observations and
astrophysics. The group is an active member group in the LIGO
Scientific Collaboration and the IndIGO consortium. The group hosts a
1000 core LIGO Tier-3 grid computing cluster and has access to other
high-performance facilities at ICTS. We organize several ICTS programs
every year, including the annual ICTS summer schools on gravitational
wave astronomy.