Opportunities
Academic
  • Faculty Openings:

    Applications are invited from Indian citizens for faculty positions at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India. IUCAA is a premier autonomous research institution set up by the University Grants Commission to promote astronomy and astrophysics in Indian colleges and universities. This is accomplished through an active associateship program and by conducting schools and workshops across the country. IUCAA is also actively engaged in science popularization.

    Current research activities at IUCAA span a wide range including Classical and Quantum Gravity, Cosmology, Formation and Evolution of Galaxies, Active Galactic Nuclei, High Energy Astrophysics, Diffuse Matter in Space, Cosmic Magnetic Fields, Solar Physics, Astronomy at X-ray/UV/Optical/Radio wavelengths, Gravitational Wave Physics and Instrumentation. IUCAA is also seeking to build activities in other emerging areas including extrasolar planets.

    IUCAA is actively involved in several leading national and international science projects including the Thirty Meter Telescope, the Southern African Large Telescope, India's space based multi-wavelength observatory AstroSat, the Aditya-L1 Solar mission and several others. As a key partner of the LIGO-India consortium, IUCAA has a leading role in the setting up and running of the Gravitational Wave detector in India.

    Facilities run by IUCAA include a 2-m optical/near-IR telescope at its Girawali Observatory, a sophisticated Instrumentation Laboratory for development of astronomical instrumentation, a Radio Physics Laboratory for training students and a High Performance Computing centre with a current installed capacity of about 150 Teraflops with over a Petabyte of storage.

    Applicants for a faculty position should possess a Ph.D. in Physics (or Astronomy/Astrophysics) and three or more years of post-doctoral research experience.

    Appointments will normally be made at the level of Scientist - E (Assistant Professor), but this may be relaxed for exceptionally qualified applicants.

    In order to apply kindly send: (a) your CV, (b) List of Publications including your 5 best papers, (c) a summary of your current research activities and future plans, (d) In a separate file, names of at least six experts familiar with your work. These may be mailed electronically to facultyapply@iucaa.in.

    Applicaton Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

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Scientific / Technical / Administrative / Project Staff
  • Personal Assistant [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: A Bachelor's degree of a recognised university with a minimum speed of 100 wpm in English shorthand and 40wpm in english typing. Five years' experience as Stenographer in University / Govt. / Autonomous Body / reputed Pvt. Firm. Preference will be given to the candidates who have higher qualification & working knowledge etc.

    Age Limit: 30 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Scale of Pay: Level 6 of Pay Matrix (Rs. 35,400 - 1,12,400)

    No. of post(s): One (Unreserved)

    Deadline for submission: May 20, 2019

  • Project Engineer [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: B.Sc. / Diploma in Engineering.

    Age Limit: 30 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Period of Contract: One year (renewable annually based on performance)

    Remuneration: Consolidated salary of Rs.35,000/- per month.

    No. of post(s): One (Unreserved)

    Deadline for submission: April 26, 2019

  • Library Assistant [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: Graduate in any discipline and Masters Degree in Library and Information Science (M.Lib. & I.Sc.) from a recognized university with first class. (Preference will be given to Science Graduate). At least one year working experience in a library environment with Information Technology based applications.

    Age Limit: 25 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Nature of Appointment: Purely on contractual basis

    Period of Contract: Three months only beginning from May 01, 2019

    Remuneration: Consolidated salary of Rs.15,000/- per month.

    No. of post(s): Two (Unreserved)

    Deadline for submission: April 19, 2019

  • Scientific Trainee (AstroSat Project) [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: Fresh candidates with first class M. Sc. degree in Physics or Scientific Computing or B.E./B.Tech. degree in Computer Science

    Age Limit: 25 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Period of Contract: One year

    Remuneration: Consolidated salary of Rs. 15,000/- p.m.

    No. of post(s): Two

    Deadline for submission: January 27, 2019

  • Scientific Officer - B [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: Bachelor of Engineering in Computer / Information Technology or Masters in Computer Application with minimum 9 years of experience and 55% score or equivalent grade in final term or aggregate.

    Age Limit: 40 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Pay Scale: Pay Level - L7 (as per 7th CPC) (Rs. 44,900 - 1,42,400)

    No. of post(s): One (Unreserved)

    Deadline for submission: February 08, 2019


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