Postdoctoral Positions at the Raman Research Institute

Applications are invited for postdoctoral positions and for the Pancharatnam fellowship at the RAMAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE (RRI), Bangalore, India.

The theoretical physics group at the RRI has members working actively in General Relativity and Quantum Gravity. We encourage young independent researchers to apply with a background in either of these areas.

The appointment for the postdoctoral position is initially for two years, and usually extended to a third year, following review. Selected candidates will be paid a Fellowship of Rs.36,000 to Rs.40,000, depending on their experience. They will also be provided accommodation and partial assistance with relocation. (

Pancharatnam Fellowship appointments are for three years. Selected candidates will be paid a Fellowship, between Rs.50,000 and Rs.55,000, depending on their experience. Provisions are made for accommodation and partial assistance with relocation. (

Post-doctoral Fellows are expected to be able to work independently at the Raman research Institute and have the academic freedom of choice in research area and collaboration: it is not mandatory that they work in any specific research program or attached to specific research staff of the Institute. Nevertheless, it is desirable that applicants have professional research interest and proven track record in areas with significant overlap or association with the ongoing and envisaged activities at the Institute so that scientific interactions and collaborations take place.
RRI values interactions and does not desire that Post-doctoral Fellows work in isolation: participation in the academic activities of the Institute and collaboration with other research staff is encouraged. Many of the research groups are engaged in experimental activities and opportunities may exist for post-doctoral fellows to participate. The appointments do not entail any teaching responsibilities.

There is no official deadline for these positions, but the applicants should allow 4-6 months for a decision to be made and additional delays if a work-visa is required.

Applications should be sent to Please look at the links provided (above) for both positions for further details about the documents required.