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Tenure Track Faculty Member

Employer
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Location
Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Salary
Standard central government mandated entry level academic salary in India
Closing date
Aug 14, 2021

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Field of specialization
Education, General / Technical
Work Function
Research-Basic, Teaching-Graduate
Job Type
Full time
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TIFR (Mumbai, India) seeks outstanding chemists to join its faculty

The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) at Mumbai is India’s premier academic institution (https://www.tifr.res.in) dedicated to research in basic sciences. TIFR has a unique collaboration-friendly research environment that places scientists of all disciplines under one roof. The institute has served as the cradle of fundamental science in modern India and has a rich history of achievements in both fundamental and applied research at the scientific frontiers.

The Department of Chemical Sciences at TIFR (https://www.tifr.res.in/~dcs/) invites outstanding candidates for tenure-track faculty positions in chemistry. TIFR will be the appropriate abode for those seeking a progressive, supportive, non-hierarchical, and internationally competitive research environment. Exceptional candidates in any area of chemistry will be considered however, there will be a preference for the following research areas:

  1. Chemical Biology and Health [Chemical synthetic biology with a focus towards living devices/expanding the genetic code/synthetic life, Bio-orthogonal chemistry and synthetic methodologies for infectious diseases, Biophysics related to diseases]
  1. Energy and Environmental Chemistry [Catalysis and materials tackling climate change, Surfaces & interfacial spectroscopy, Imaging techniques to probe surfaces and buried interfaces]
  1. Chemistry in Quantum Technologies [Theoretical/Computational material science, Quantum computing]
  1. Programs in Advanced Spectroscopy and development of new techniques [TEM for structure determination and materials characterization, 3D-Correlative microscopy, Solid-state NMR spectroscopy, Optical spectroscopy and high-resolution imaging]

Applicants with a strong academic profile (Ph.D. plus a few years of post-doctoral experience is required), a good publication record, and an inclination towards collaborative/interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to implement a clearly defined research plan (as outlined in a detailed research proposal) and establish independent research groups. They will have access to an internationally competitive start-up package, continuing intramural support, and graduate students from one of India’s finest Ph.D. programs.

Interested individuals should send the following documents (in one combined file in the PDF format): cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of referees, detailed research proposal (5-6 pages), and copies of three selected publications. These documents should be sent to the email ID: dcs@tifr.res.in with the subject heading, “Application for a faculty position”.

If you are looking for an outstanding academic career in India, TIFR-Mumbai is the place to be!

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