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Application for Post-doctoral Fellowship positions
(AstroSat Science Support Cell, IUCAA, Pune)
Applications are invited for Post-doctoral Fellowship positions for a period of three years (renewable each year on satisfactory performance) based at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune. These positions are funded by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and the selected candidate will work at, and be part of the AstroSat Science Support Cell (ASSC). These positions are available immediately, and on contract basis.

  • Ph.D. degree in astronomy/astrophysics or a related discipline. Candidate who has submitted the Ph.D. thesis is also eligible to apply.
  • Experience in astronomical data analysis, especially in the X-ray and optical/UV domain is needed.
  • Experience in programming languages such as C, C++, IDL and Python is preferred.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English are necessary.

The fellowship is Rs. 45,000/- per month. In addition, the selected candidate is eligible for medical benefits as per the rules of IUCAA. On-campus accommodation will be provided, subject to availability. If not, House Rent Allowance (HRA) equal to 30% of the fellowship will be given.

Deadline for application: April 30, 2018 or till the position is filled, whichever is later.

How to apply: We have now stopped accepting applications for IUCAA's Post-doctoral Fellowship Positions (AstroSat Science Support Cell, IUCAA, Pune). Interested candidates should apply online at Online Form

Job description:

The AstroSat Science Support Cell (ASSC) has been set up for the purpose of providing assistance to Guest Observers in making observing proposals and in analysing science data of the AstroSat mission. The Cell will provide tools and documentation required for these activities, maintain updates, and operate a helpdesk. The ASSC will also organize workshops on AstroSat proposal preparation and data analysis. This is a joint effort of ISRO and IUCAA. The ASSC has started its operations in May 2016.

The duties of the selected candidate will include:
  1. The development and testing of beyond pipeline high level software for advanced analysis of AstroSat data
  2. To assist in maintaining and testing the latest calibration files
  3. To assist guest observers in proposal submission
  4. To assist in conducting workshops held by the ASSC, and any other related duties
It is expected that the selected candidate will spend about 50% of time in direct ASSC activities and the rest in scientific research preferably pertaining to AstroSat data.

By virtue of being in this position, the candidate cannot claim any position in ISRO or IUCAA.

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