IISER Pune Postdoctoral Research Associate
Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Associate (PRAs) positions at the Indian
Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India. These positions are open for
candidates with 0-5 years of experience after the submission of their PhD thesis. Candidates
should provide evidence of having carried out high quality research. Appointments will be made
for a year at a time with a maximum tenure of three years.
Benefits include a monthly stipend of 40,000 INR (30,000 INR for those who have submitted
their PhD thesis and have not yet been awarded a PhD), 20 house rent allowance (or housing
provided by the institute) and a contingency grant of 1,00,000 INR per year that can be used for
national/international travel, purchasing books, computers, etc.
PRAs can either work independently or may be associated with a specific group depending
upon their research interests and infrastructural support/supervision required to carry out
research. PRAs in Mathematics will be expected to teach one course each semester. For details
of research pursued at IISER Pune, please visit http://www.iiserpune.ac.in/header/research
Candidates may apply by email by sending the following documents to
1) A covering letter that mentions the discipline (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics)
they would like to be considered in, and a list of up to three faculty members at IISER with
whom the candidate would like to be associated;
2) A detailed academic CV including a complete list of publications; and
3) A statement of research interests.
They should also arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent to the email
address mentioned above. Complete applications would be considered in January and August
of each year; the deadlines are January 1 and August 1, respectively. Candidates who are short?
listed based on the quality of their CV, research statement and letters of recommendation
would be interviewed, either in person or by video link, before the final selection is made.
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