TIFR
Department of Chemical Sciences
School of Natural Sciences

Open Positions

Faculty Positions

The department is actively seeking applications from young, dynamic scientists with an innate urge for carrying out experimental or theoretical research of the highest quality in an area of current research activity or close to it. Applicants may also propose new and novel areas of research in chemical sciences.

Qualifications: Ph.D. with a few years of post-doctoral research experience. Fresh Ph.D.'s with exceptional accomplishments may also apply.

Application procedure:

Application must include the following information in separate pdf files:

  • Cover letter
  • Detailed CV with the complete list of publications
  • Copies of the 3 most significant publications as separate pdfs
  • List of 4-5 referees
  • An original research proposal (up to 4 pages, including a list of major equipments/facilities required).

All pdf files should be preferably sent as a single zipped attachment by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visiting Scientists

Those with a few years of experience of research and having a regular position in academia or industry can also apply as visiting scientists. The duration of the visit can be decided depending on the project and in consultation with the scientist at TIFR. The honorarium for visiting scientist will be suitably fixed depending on the experience. Interested candidates may send his/her CV with a covering letter by e-mail or by post to the Faculty member working in the area of his/her interest or to the Chairperson of the Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visiting Fellows

Those who have completed their Ph.D. recently or just submitted their Ph.D. thesis and those with one year of post-doctoral experience can apply for Visiting Fellow Position in the department. The honorarium for this position will be fixed as per experience of the fellow. Accommodation for visiting fellows will be generally provided in the apartments located opposite the Institute subject to availability. If an accommodation is not provided, Visiting Fellows are entitled to House Rent Allowance as per the rules. Interested candidates may send his/her CV with a covering letter by e-mail or by post to the Faculty member working in the area of his/her interest or to the Chairperson of the Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

JRF / SRF

Recent M.Sc./M.Tech. graduates, or candidates who have just appeared for their final semester/year exams and/or submitted their M.Sc./M.Tech. thesis can apply for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) or Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) position in the department. JRF / SRF are entitled to honorarium and House Rent Allowance as per rules. The appointment is made initially for 6 months, which may be extended up to a maximum of 2/3 years, subject to satisfactory progress. Interested candidates may send his/her CV with a covering letter by e-mail or by post to the Faculty member working in the area of his/her interest or to the Chairperson of the Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.