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Post-doctoral position in experimental ultracold AMO science

position expires on June 30, 2020
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai India IN

We are setting up a new laboratory and are interested in investigating the physics and chemistry of atoms, ions and molecules at ultralow temperatures. The candidate will be expected to help in building the set-up, guiding students and actively participate in various projects.


Essential: PhD in Physics or a related discipline. Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in experimental atomic physics. Candidates expecting PhD degree by December 2020 are also welcome to apply.

Desirable: Knowledge of cold atoms / molecules / trapped ions / quantum optics. Experience in writing journal papers in English.

Additional details:

The salary is approximately Rs. 60000 including House Rent Allowance. The position is typically for two years and can be extended to three depending on performance evaluation. Exceptional candidates may be considered for the TIFR Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship. Higher salary may be possible if the candidate is able to secure prestigious fellowships such as NPDF (deadline May 13, 2020), DST-INSPIRE etc.

The selection process will commence immediately, but the call will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


Please send your application package, consisting of (i) cover letter, (ii) CV, (iii) research statement and (iv) contact details of at least two referees, directly to sourav.dutta[at]