JRF position at the Max Planck Partner Group in IIST

Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellow in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Max Planck Partner Group at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), Trivandrum headed by Dr. Jagadheep D. Pandian in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy. The selected candidate will be working in the Department of Earth & Space Sciences and will be enrolled in IIST's Ph.D programme. The broad area of research is Galactic high-mass star formation.

Eligibility: The candidate should have one of the following degrees: (i) M.Sc in Physics/ Astrophysics/ Astronomy/ Space Science or (ii) B.S/M.S in Physics or equivalent or (iii) M.S. in Astronomy & Astrophysics. In addition, the candidate should have successfully completed a national eligibility test in (i) UGC-CSIR National Eligibility Test in Physical Sciences or (ii) GATE Physics or (iii) JEST Physics. Selection will be carried out through application screening followed by an interview.

Fellowship: The monthly emolument is Rs. 25,000/- per month as per UGC norms. The candidate will be provided with on-campus accommodation subject to availability. In the event of non-availability of on-campus housing, HRA will be provided as per rules.

How to apply: To apply online, go to http://admission.iist.ac.in/ and click on IIST Ph.D. Admissions: July 2018. For more information on IIST's Ph.D program, go to https://www.iist.ac.in/admissions/phd/regular