Program ID:ICTS-TIFR-PDF1 [#23713]
Program Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Bangalore, Karnataka 560089, India [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: High-Energy Theory
String Theory and Mathematical Physics
Quantum Condensed Matter Theory
Biophysics (more...)
Appl Deadline:2023/01/08 11:59PMhelp popup** finished (2022/11/14, finished 2023/04/05, listed until 2023/05/14)
Description:   URMs  

*** this program has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (ICTS-TIFR), Bengaluru hosts a vibrant in-house postdoctoral program. Founded in 2007, ICTS is a new initiative in Indian science. It is conceived to contribute to the growth of excellence in the basic sciences through its programs, interactions and cross-fertilization between disciplines. ICTS provides a platform and infrastructure to organize various activities in theoretical natural sciences and mathematics.

ICTS has an active in-house research program. Current research spans the following broad areas: Complex systems: Nonlinear dynamics and Data assimilation, Statistical physics, Fluid dynamics and turbulence, Condensed matter physics, Physical biology; Space-time physics: String theory and Quantum field theory, Astrophysical relativity; Mathematics: Differential geometry, Mathematical physics, Dynamical systems, Data assimilation, Monsoon dynamics, Analysis of partial differential equations and applications. Other areas under active consideration are cosmology, multiscale and complex systems including interfaces with theoretical biology, computer science and computational sciences with a strong interface to other research areas at ICTS.  

ICTS invites applications for various postdoctoral positions (including several prize postdoctoral fellowships like Simons, Max-Planck Partner Group etc.) twice every year, once in summer and then in fall. Interested candidates should apply online. Applications received after the deadline may also be considered until the positions are filled.

Duration of fellowships: Initial appointments will be for a period of two years, which will be renewable for the third year in exceptional cases after an academic review.

*Applications may be considered after the deadline in case there is a vacancy. The nominal starting date of 1st August 2023, is negotiable.

Details for regular postdoctoral fellowship positions:

The honoraria applicable are as follows. This fellowship carries an annual contingency grant as per norms.


Initial qualification


(per month) in Rs.

Regular postdoctoral fellow



PhD + 1 year


PhD + 2 years


*As per the Institute's rule, the candidate must have a PhD degree at the time of joining. 

Housing Rent Allowance: The postdoctoral fellows are eligible for ICTS accommodation (on/off campus) or compensation towards Housing Rent Allowance (HRA) as per current norms.

Medical Benefits: The postdoctoral fellows will be entitled to medical benefits as per current norms.

Research facilities: ICTS offers access to high-performance computing facilities, an in-house library and to most scientific journals. Support for travel for participation in important international meetings is also available. Postdoctoral fellows will also have opportunities to participate in the teaching of graduate courses at ICTS.

Apart from the regular faculty members, ICTS has an extended associate faculty actively involved in the research and program activities. ICTS organizes around 10-25 programs every year, on diverse topics not restricted to the research interests of the ICTS faculty. The Centre also has an extensive visitor program. Research groups at ICTS are part of, amongst others, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Indian Initiative in Gravitational-Wave Observations, Mathematics and Climate Research Network, Indo-French Center for Applied Mathematics, etc. click here for more information.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the description.

Further Info:
email address
Survey No. 151, Shivakote,
Hesaraghatta Hobli,
Bengaluru - 560 089, India.