Astronomy

The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR) at Pune, India invites applications for Faculty Positions focused on research in astronomy.

Research activities at NCRA-TIFR are centred on radio astronomy, where the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) is a major international facility. Apart from pursuing a vigorous research programme, faculty members at NCRA-TIFR are expected to spend about half of their time on support  activities, including teaching of graduate courses, overseeing common  facilities, GMRT operations, instrumentation development, and user support. Applicants from other areas of astronomy having potential synergies with research activities at NCRA are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a related subject.

Applications with a curriculum vitae, a research plan, and a description of planned support activities, as well as the names and e-mail addresses of three or more referees should be sent by e-mail to the Centre Director, NCRA-TIFR, at the e-mail address dirncra@ncra.tifr.res.in. Please specify clearly in  the application that it is for a faculty position.  While applications are invited throughout the year, they will be processed two or three times a year.   Additional information can be obtained by writing to dirncra@ncra.tifr.res.in.

The monthly salary of entry-level faculty members, i.e. those joining after a few years of post-doctoral research, is roughly (assuming an off campus  residence)  INR 98300/-. Faculty members are also entitled  to on-campus housing (subject to availability; staff staying off campus are  entitled to a House Rent Allowance) and health care benefits. Candidates with appropriate experience can be considered for higher levels with a higher salary.

 
Current benefits include :

(1) Medical coverage for the staff member and immediate family.

(2) Retirement and pension benefits.

(3) Medical leave, vacation leave, maternity and paternity leave.

(4) On-campus housing, subject to availability, or a house-rent allowance.

(5) Leave encashment.

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