Radio sources in clusters of galaxies- Radio and X-Ray

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental  Research (NCRA-TIFR), Pune, India, is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work on the interplay between radio sources and their hot gas environments.  The project has a strong emphasis on the data obtained from the upgraded GMRT  in the radio, and archive and proprietary Chandra X-Ray data.  For this project, the candidate is expected to have a background in Chandra and GMRT  data analysis.  Prior knowledge of the physical conditions in extra-galactic radio sources, Chandra observations of the hot gas atmospheres of radio galaxies will be advantageous in the selection process.

The post-doctoral fellow selected for this position will work with Dr.  Dharam V. Lal in collaboration with  Prof. Ishwara-Chandra C.H. About 75% of the candidate's time is expected to be devoted to above project and the rest can use for candidate's own research activities.

Research activities at NCRA-TIFR are centered on low-frequency radio astronomy, with faculty members pursuing research in diverse areas of astrophysics (see NCRA-TIFR operates two large observational facilities, the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope and the Ooty Radio Telescope.

Applications containing a curriculum vitae, a research plan, and the names and e-mail addresses of three or more referees should be sent to the Dean,  NCRA-TIFR, Pune, India at the e-mail address, by  30 April 2017.  Applicants should also request their referees to send in recommendation letters by the same deadline.  All enquiries should also be made to this e-mail address.  All applicants will automatically be considered for all available post-doctoral fellowships at NCRA-TIFR.

The monthly salary of post-doctoral fellows at NCRA-TIFR depends on experience after the doctoral degree.  The monthly salary of candidates who join after submitting their doctoral thesis, but without receiving their doctoral degree, is INR 32,000.  For candidates who have received their doctoral degrees, the monthly salary ranges from INR 36,000 to INR  40,000.  Post-doctoral fellows are also entitled to a contingency grant of  INR 32,000 per year.  All positions are tenable for a maximum of 3 years,  with continuations subject to a yearly review.

Post-doctoral fellows at NCRA-TIFR are provided a travel grant of INR  2,00,000 over the course of the fellowship to enable them to travel for international conferences or for research collaborations.  They are also entitled to the on-campus housing (subject to availability), or a house rent allowance, and medical coverage under NCRA-TIFR's medical scheme.

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