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Multifrequency study of nearby galaxies


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 multifrequency studies of nearby galaxies. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Subhashis Roy.

Observations of galaxies and their constituent interstellar medium in the local volume at different wave-bands with high resolution is of fundamental importance to understand the evolution of different components of these galaxies.  Low radio frequency observations trace synchrotron emission from these galaxies, and could be used to study cosmic rays and magnetic fields under equipartition assumption. Several nearby large spiral galaxies have been observed with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) at metre wavelengths and these data are being reduced. The focus of this position lies in comparing the low radio frequency properties of these galaxies with observations at other wavebands and to derive meaningful physical parameters.  The applicant need to have experience in reducing multi-waveband data including radio interferometry and infra-red band. The applicant should have research experience involving areas related to interstellar medium, galaxy and/or its constituents.

Research activities at NCRA-TIFR are centred 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 depend 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 on-campus housing (subject to availability), or a house rent allowance, and medical coverage under NCRA-TIFR's medical scheme.

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