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

  • Post-doctoral Fellowships:

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    • Post-Doctoral Fellow (SUIT Payload)

      General Statement and Description: ISRO's Aditya-L1 mission will be a unique space-based Solar Observatory which will observe the Sun from the vantage location of the first Sun-Earth Lagrange point (L1), about 1.5 million kilometers away from Earth. The mission is scheduled to be launched in 2020 and is nominally planned for a five-year lifetime with the possibility of longer operations. The Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) payload on board Aditya-L1 will provide full disk images of the Sun in 11 different passbands between 200-400 nm. It will also be capable of locating and tracking interesting areas of the Sun like active regions, flares, prominences etc. The two main science goals that SUIT will address are the magnetic coupling of the solar atmosphere and variation of spatially resolved solar spectral irradiance in near ultraviolet wavelength range, which is central to Sun-climate relations.

      Qualification & Experience: Candidates who have either submitted their PhD thesis or are already holding a PhD in Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astronomical Instrumentation or other related areas can apply. Some basic skills in programming with Matlab, Interactive Data Language (IDL) and/or Python will be useful. Familiarity in Solar Physics and Solar data analysis will be preferred. The candidate should be willing to learn the requisite abilities quickly.

      Fellowship: As per IUCAA norms which is Rs. 54,000/- per month at present.

      Application Deadline: Monday, October 28, 2019.

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  • Research Scholars

    CEFIPRA Junior Research Fellowship in Galaxy Structure and Evolution

    Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellowship for a period of three years based at Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India. The position is funded by the CEFIPRA - Indo-French Center for the Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR) project “The Assembly history of disk galaxies over the last 8 billion years”.

    Eligibility Criteria: The candidate has to be an Indian nationality with an MSc degree in Physics/astronomy with NET qualification. Preference will be given to one having experience in observational astron-omy, data analysis, and/or in one or more of the programming languages e.g., Fortran, C++, Python, IDL.

    Remuneration/ Fellowship: Fellowship shall be Rs. 25,000/- per month for the first two years and Rs. 28,000/- per month in the third year. The successful candidate will be provided with on-campus accom-modation subject to availability and medical benefits as per IUCAA norms. In addition, the candidate will have the opportunity to visit Observatoire de Paris, France for the purpose of project collaboration.

    Application Deadline: August 20, 2019.

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Scientific / Technical / Administrative / Project Staff
  • Senior Electrical Engineer (Scientific / Technical Officer C) [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: B.E. (Electrical) /M. Sc with 2 years exp. or M. E. (Electrical) with 1 years exp. as per the requirement of the institute from time to time. The applicant should have 2 years experience at the level of 7 (PB2, Grade Pay 4600) Scientific / Technical Officer B.

    Age Limit: 35 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Scale of Pay: Pay Level 10 (PB 3, Grade Pay 5400)

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

    Deadline for submission: November 09, 2019

  • Section Officer [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: Master's degree of a recognised University with five years experience in Personnel/ Purchase & Stores/Finance/Accounts/General Administration in a University/ Govt./Autonomous Body/reputed Pvt. Firm OR A Bachelor's degree of a recognised University with second class and 8 years experience in related field.

    Age Limit: 35 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Scale of Pay: Pay Level 7 (PB 2, Grade Pay 4600)

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

    Deadline for submission: November 09, 2019

  • Senior Administrative Assistant [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: A bachelor's degree of a recognised university with atleast second class with five years experience in the field of Purchase & Stores /Accounts/Establishment in a Univ./Govt./Autonomous Body/reputed Pvt. Firm. The applicant should have experience in budget management and related tasks in office administration. Proficiency in office softwares is a must. Familiarity with financial accounting and purchase procedure is desirable.

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

    Scale of Pay: Pay Level 6 (PB 2, Grade Pay 4200)

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

    Deadline for submission: November 09, 2019

  • Software Developer (AstroSat Science Support Cell) [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: First class M.Sc. degree in Physics or Scientific Computing or B.E./B.Tech degree in Computer Science with experience in C/ C++/ Python/ Java programming.

    Age Limit: 25 years (Relaxation for SC/ST/OBC & PH as per Govt. of India norms)

    Period of Contract: One year

    Remuneration: Consolidated salary of Rs. 24,200/- p.m.

    No. of post(s): Two

    Deadline for submission: September 15, 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: July 25, 2019

  • Project Engineer-I (TMT Telescope Control System Software) [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: B.E. / B.Tech degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related field. 3 or more years of experience in developing large and complex distributed systems

    Age Limit: 45 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Remuneration: Rs. 65,000/- per month and other benefits like medical cover (higher salaries will be considered for candidates with progressively more experience and qualifications)

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

    Deadline for submission: July 04, 2019

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

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    Qualification & Experience: Candidates with one-year direct experience in Linux system administration with first class M. Sc. degree in Scientific Computing / Computer Science or Bachelor of Engineering in Computer / Information Technology

    Age Limit: 28 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Remuneration: Rs. 35,000/- p.m.

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

    Deadline for submission: July 10, 2019

  • Project Manager (PMMMNMTT TLC Project) [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: M.Sc. in Astronomy/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Electronics or B.Tech. in any branch or MBA followed by a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience with an interest in the management of science education related projects.

    Age Limit: 45 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Remuneration: Consolidated salary of Rs. 90,000/- p.m.

    No. of post(s): One (Unreserved, on contract)

    Deadline for submission: July 21, 2019

  • Senior Research Staff (PMMMNMTT TLC Project) [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: M.Sc. in Astronomy/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Electronics or B.Tech. in any branch followed by a minimum of 1 year of relevant professional experience with an interest in management of science education related projects.

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

    Remuneration: Consolidated salary of Rs. 65,000/- p.m.

    No. of post(s): Two (Unreserved, on contract)

    Deadline for submission: July 21, 2019

  • Project Assistant (PMMMNMTT TLC Project) [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: B.Sc. in Physics/ Astronomy/ Mathematics/ Electronics with a strong interest in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

    Age Limit: 35 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Remuneration: Consolidated salary of Rs. 35,000/- p.m.

    No. of post(s): Two (Unreserved, on contract)

    Deadline for submission: July 21, 2019

  • ICT Assistant (PMMMNMTT TLC Project) [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: B.Tech. in IT/ Software Engineering or related discipline or M.C.A.; B.C.A. or B.Sc. with Computer Science with at least one year's experience may also apply.

    Age Limit: 35 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Remuneration: Consolidated salary of Rs. 60,000/- p.m.

    No. of post(s): One (Unreserved, on contract)

    Deadline for submission: July 21, 2019

  • Tech/Lab. Assistant (PMMMNMTT TLC Project) [Please click here for the details].

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    Qualification & Experience: B.Sc. in Physics/ Astronomy/ Mathematics/ Electronics; ITI Diploma of two years duration after Class XII in a field relevant for the job description may also apply.

    Age Limit: 35 years (Relaxation as per Govt. of India norms).

    Remuneration: Consolidated salary of Rs. 18,000/- p.m.

    No. of post(s): Two (Unreserved, on contract)

    Deadline for submission: July 21, 2019

  • TLC Summer Internship at ACE IUCAA [Please click here for the details].

    Qualification & Experience: Third-year and final-year engineering students specializing in electronics / communication engineering / electrical engineering

    Remuneration: Rs. 10,000/- p.m.

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

  • 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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