Institution: Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, India (IISER-TVM)
Deadline: 30 November 2011
Salary : Rs. 22,000 - Rs. 24,000 per month plus 20% House Rent Allowance
IISER-TVM seeks applicants for two Post-doctoral positions in the area of Gravitational Wave Physics. Both these positions are funded under the Max Planck Partner Group on Gravitational Wave Physics of Albert Einstein Institute (AEI). The positions will focus on developing advanced Gravitational Wave search algorithms for advanced/future interferometric detectors.

The appointments are for two years and are expected to commence on January 1, 2012. Candidates with expertise/interest in general relativity, gravitational wave astronomy, and statistical signal processing are encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Physics, Astrophysics or related areas. Candidate with Ph.D. in Engineering faculty with adequate experience in statistical signal processing may be considered.

IISER-TVM is an active member of IndIGO (Indian Initiative in Gravitational Wave Observatories) consortium. The selected candidate would get an opportunity to work closely with the AEI members as well as members of IndIGO consortium.

Please send via e-mail as a single PDF (1) CV with the list of publications, and (2) detailed research statement.
Arrange for 2 letters of recommendation to be sent to archana at with the subject "Application for MP-PG positions - Candidate name".

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by November 30, 2011. Applications will continued to be screened until the positions are filled.

Informal inquires may be directed to Archana Pai (e-mail: archana at, phone: +91-471-2599423)