Postdoctoral Fellow Positions at the DAA, TIFR

The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (DAA; at TIFR invites applications from qualified candidates for Visiting Fellow (post-doctoral) positions. The research interests pursued at DAA are diverse and include projects involving instrument-building (Infrared, X-Ray & Radio), observational, theoretical, and computational efforts. The science topics pursued in the department include extrasolar planets, star formation, interstellar medium, star clusters, stellar dynamics, resolved transients, fast radio bursts, gravitational waves, seismology, Solar astrophysics, black holes, pulsars and accreting neutron stars, compact-object binaries, X-ray astronomy including science from AstroSat data, multi-messenger astronomy, and astronomical big data analysis using machine learning techniques. The selected candidate is expected to pursue research projects independently although they are welcome to collaborate with any faculty in the department.

At the time of joining, the candidate must have completed her/his Ph. D.

The position is initially for one year with a possibility for extensions for up to three years upon satisfactory performance.

In addition to a competitive salary the position comes with a research contingency grant and health benefits.

Deadline for application:
May 01, 2022

Application procedure:
The application should include a cover letter, research proposal (should include past research expertise, future research plans at TIFR), CV, publication list, and names and contact information of three referees. Interested applicants should collate all material into a single PDF and send it to If the interested applicant already has a specific faculty in mind, it is alright to contact that faculty as well, but a formal application should be sent to the above-mentioned email.