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The National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR) at Pune, India invites applications for Faculty Positions focused on research in astronomy.

Research activities at NCRA-TIFR are centred on radio astronomy, where the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT)s a major international facility. Apart from pursuing a vigorous research program, faculty members at NCRA-TIFR are expected to spend about half of their time on supporting  activities including teaching of graduate courses, overseeing common  facilities, GMRT operations, instrumentation development and user support. Applicants from other areas of astronomy having potential synergies with research activities at NCRA are also encouraged to apply.    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics, astronomy or a related subject.

Applications with a curriculum vitae,proposed research plan, proposed contributions to support activities well as the names of three or more referees should be sent to the Centre Director, NCRA-TIFR, Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind Post Office, Pune 411 007, India. Please specify clearly in  the application that it is for a faculty position.  While applications are invited throughout the year, they will be processed two or three times a year.   Additional information can be obtained by writing to

The salary of entry-level faculty members, i.e. those joining after a few years of post-doctoral research, is in the pay scale of  INR 15,600-39,100 (the total monthly emoluments assuming an off campus  residence are about INR 76000/-). Faculty members are also entitled  to on-campus housing (subject to availability; staff staying off campus are  entitled to a House Rent Allowance) and health care benefits. Candidates with appropriate experience can be considered for higher levels with a higher salary.

Current benefits include :

(1) Medical coverage for the staff member and immediate family.

(2) Retirement and pension benefits.

(3) Medical leave, vacation leave, maternity and paternity leave.

(4) On-campus housing, subject to availability, or a house-rent allowance.

(5) Leave encashment.

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