Fellowships are available in the following areas:
  • Numerical relativity, gravitational-wave physics and astrophysics (PI: Parameswaran Ajith ajith AT icts.res.in)
  • Dynamical systems, stochastic analysis, and data assimilation (PI: Amit Apte apte AT icts.res.in)
  • Homogenization and control of PDEs, inverse problems (PIs: M. Vanninathan vanniATmath.tifrbng.res.in, Mythily Ramaswamy mythily AT math.tifrbng.res.in, Venky Krishnan vkrishnanATmath.tifrbng.res.in)
  • Numerical methods for fluid flows and uncertainty quantification (PI: Praveen C. praveen AT math.tifrbng.res.in)
  • Inertial particles in turbulent fluid flows (PI: Samriddhi Sankar Ray ssray AT icts.res.in)

The research themes are described in more detail at http://www.icts.res.in/eads_chair and http://math.tifrbng.res.in/eads-chair/. Fellows are expected to work closely with the research groups at ICTS and CAM in Bangalore. In addition, Fellows will have opportunity to interact with experts from all over the world through collaborative visits, workshops and conferences, funded by the program. Christopher K. R. T. Jones of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is currently the EADS Visiting Professor.

Applications are invited from candidates who have relevant experience in any of the above areas. Candidates must have a PhD degree in mathematics, physics or engineering. The ideal candidate must have an aptitude for applied mathematics and scientific computing. Prior research experience in the specific areas mentioned above is recommended, but not essential.

The initial appointment will be for two years, with a possibility of extension up to four years. Renewal for the third year will depend on a comprehensive review of the scientific activity of the Fellow. The salary will be comparable to that of an assistant professor in India (Rs. 50,000 per month during the first year, with 10% increase in subsequent years). In addition, a research grant of Rs. 150,000 per annum can be availed, apart from relocation allowances and medical benefits. Fellows can also opt for Institute accommodation or a house rent allowance that amounts to 30% of the fellowship.

Interested candidates are requested to apply online at http://forms.icts.res.in/eads-fellowships/ with their CV, list of publications, a research proposal of not more than two pages, and a covering letter. The nominal deadline is 15 January 2014; but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. The nominal starting date of 1 September 2014 is negotiable. Applicants will also be considered for normal postdoctoral positions at ICTS. Informal queries may be addressed to the individual PIs listed above.

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