Tata Institute of Fundamental Research,
Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (TCIS), Hyderabad


Faculty Positions at TCIS, the TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Hyderabad.
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WE ARE: the TIFR Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences, the leading edge of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research's ambitious new presence in Hyderabad. Our research activities kicked off in August 2012. We are now 13 faculty members and their students and postdocs, and plan to grow over the next 5 years to about 60 faculty members and their groups.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR: outstanding faculty members at all levels, with research interests across boundaries in biology, chemistry, and physics, engineering and the mathematical sciences.

Our research recruitment will broadly be under the headings Light, Matter (and Energy), and Life. The list of overlapping areas below, neither exclusive nor complete, gives some idea of the directions in which TCIS expects to grow.


Quantum light : information and computation; Classical light in exotic settings: Metamaterials, nonlinear optics; Intense fields and the interaction of light with matter; Science and technology of advanced imaging; Optical matter from the atomic to colloidal scales and beyond; Ultrafast imaging and spectroscopy.

Matter and Energy

Chemical synthesis, structure and function of exotic molecules and materials; Molecular materials and devices; Nanomaterials; Polymers and other soft materials; Materials for energy, catalysis, storage, medicine, and environment; Fluid dynamics and nonlinear mechanics from nanoscopic to geophysical scales; earth system science; Soft, complex, nonequilibrium and responsive matter: arrested, driven and living.


Physical biology of cells, development, and organisms; Chemical Biology; Molecular medicine; Biological information, computational and systems biology: genomics, proteomics, glycomics; population genetics and evolution; Cell and tissue engineering.

WE ALSO INVITE applications from researchers of exceptional quality, with backgrounds in experiment, theory, computation or mathematics, who may not have worked on these diverse fields so far but are excited by the prospect of doing so.

Please note that we typically consider candidates with a PhD in a relevant field, and with at least two years of postdoctoral experience, though the latter expectation may be relaxed in exceptional cases. Applications are reviewed periodically throughout the year. Click here to apply online.