IMSc provides a ideal environment for both independent and collaborative post-doctoral work.
Candidates are encouraged to first correspond with faculty members at IMSc whose interests overlap theirs. However, outstanding applications will be considered even if there is no overlap with our faculty's current interests. Post-doctoral fellows at IMSc are not formally affiliated with individual faculty members but are welcome to collaborate with any of our faculty. Postdoctoral fellows at IMSc are provided a consolidated salary based on previous experience and furnished flatlet accomodation suitable for a small family. (Alternatively, a House-Rent-Allowance is provided to those who may wish to stay off-campus.) Medical benefits are provided for both post-doctoral fellows and dependent family members who stay with them.
Post-Doctoral Fellowships at IMSc are awarded for an initial period of one year but may be extended by an additional year thereafter. Postdoctoral fellows may choose to work alone or collaborate with other Institute members.
The Institute actively encourages and promotes the interactions of its post-doctoral fellows with the larger scientific community outside IMSc by supporting travel and other expenses in connection with scientific meetings. A liberal leave policy allows post-doctoral fellows to spend substantial periods of time working at other research and teaching institutions.
There are about ten post-doctoral fellows from all over the world working in the Institute at any given time. The most recent announcement for postdoctoral positions is available here