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Deadline: 2021-04-15
Location: Ahmedabad, India

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position under SERB CRG project, Ahmedabad, India

Role Summary:
The selected candidate will work on DST-SERB (Govt of India) Funded Project “Search for missing links between observation and theory in beyond concordance LambdaCDM model” (CRG/2020/004347). This is a multi-institute project involving following investigators:
PI: Prof. Anjan Ananda Sen (School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad)
Co-PI: Dr. Koushik Dutta (Department of Physics, IISER, Kolkata)
Co-PI: Dr. Mayukh Raj Gangopadhyay (Centre For Theoretical Physics, JMI, New Delhi).
The position will be based in Ahmedabad University but the candidate will have the opportunity to work with all three researchers and will have to visit all the collaborative institutes time to time.

Responsibilities:
In addition to research work related to the project, the candidate is also expected to be involved with activities related to Scientific Social Responsibility (SSR) as mandated by DST SERB. He/She may occasionally have to take part in the training activities of undergraduate and Phd students in the division.

Key Skills:
The candidate should have research experience in cosmology. In particular, candidates with research experience in the areas like Inflation/Dark Energy and Modified Gravity Theories/ LSS formation in the Universe etc will be preferred. Prior experiences in using computational tools like CAMB/COSMOMC/CLASS or any other similar tools, experiences with MCMC etc are desirable.
Pay Scale: As per DST-SERB scale + HRA as per rule.

Qualification: PhD in Physics. Candidates who have either submitted their thesis or are expected to submit it soon, are also encouraged to apply. Till obtaining phd degree, fellowship in the grade of Senior Research Fellow ( as per DST-SERB scale) will be provided for such candidates.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates can send their applications along with their curriculum vitae (CV) with particulars of educational qualifications, research experience and interests as well as the list of publications through email, with a subject line “Application for Research Associate Position (CRG/2020/004347)”, to anjan.sen[AT]ahduni.edu.in and info.artsandsciences[AT]ahduni.edu.in. They should also arrange three recommendation letters, sent directly to the email addresses mentioned above by their referees. The last date for the application as well as for sending the recommendation letters is 15th April, 2021.

Notes:
1) Only short-listed candidates will be informed through email and invited for an online interview.
2) No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview.
3) The position may not be filled if a suitable candidate is not found


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