Chennai Mathematical Institute

Positions at CMI



Postdoctoral position in Gravitational Physics and Astronomy

Applications are invited for the position of postdoctoral research associate in gravitational wave physics and astronomy at Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India. The position is for two years extendable for another year upon satisfactory performance. The required qualification is a PhD in Physics or Astronomy. Those who have submitted their PhD thesis can also apply. Screening of the applications will start in November 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will work with Prof. K. G. Arun on one or more of the following topics: source modelling of compact binaries, tests of general relativity and nature of compact objects using gravitational waves, multi-messenger astrophysics and formation channels of compact binaries.

CMI is an active member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, LIGO-India Science Collaboration, LISA Consortium, GWIC-3G Science Team and SKA-India Science team. Besides Prof. Arun, the group consists of a postdoctoral fellow and three Ph D students. The group at CMI closely collaborates with Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at Pennsylvania State University and the International Center for Theoretical Science, Bangalore.

Interested applicants should send their CV (with list of publications and list of three referees) and research statement to apply.gwcmi@gmail.com. For further queries, contact kgarun AT cmi.ac.in.


Tenured and Tenure-track positions at CMI

Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI) is a centre of excellence for teaching and research in the mathematical sciences. Founded in 1989 as part of the SPIC Science Foundation, it has been an autonomous institute since 1996. CMI occupies a unique position in Indian academia, attracting substantial funding from both corporate and government sources. Since October, 2005, CMI has been operating in its own self-contained campus at Siruseri, on the southern outskirts of Chennai. Siruseri is now the centre of a virtual satellite town of Chennai, with excellent educational institutions and hospitals and a large supply of modern and affordable housing. Siruseri is also home to the offices of a number of major companies specialising in information technology and data science.

The research groups in Mathematics, Computer Science and Theoretical Physics at CMI are very active, and count among them leaders in their fields. In 1998, CMI took the initiative to bridge the gap between teaching and research in India by starting BSc and MSc programmes in Mathematics and allied subjects. In December, 2006, CMI was recognized by the Government of India as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act (1956). Among other notable initiatives is the recently introduced M.Sc. in Data Science taught jointly by the Mathematics and Computer Science Faculties. CMI graduates have gone on to contribute to leading organisations throughout the world.

Call for Applications

Our vision is to build on its early success and develop into a well-rounded academic institution in the tradition of the best universities around the world. Over the next two years we seek to consolidate our research and teaching. We are also keen to expand into new areas—such as theoretical and mathematical biology and data science—if the right person can be found.

To this end, we invite applications for full-time and part-time positions at all levels and in all areas of Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science. Also, if you are part of a group of people with a strong record of common interests and collaborations, and you wish to move together to a strong institution which will welcome and encourage this interaction, please do contact us. We have excellent students, light teaching loads, good research facilities, access to grants, and a vibrant visitor’s program.

A formal application would require a CV, a statement of purpose, names and email addresses of possible referees, to be sent to director@cmi.ac.in. Informal enquiries are also very welcome, and will be promptly responded to. If you know someone who would be right for us, please encourage them to contact us.


Visiting Positions in Mathematics

Applications for post-doctoral fellowships in mathematics at CMI will be considered twice each year.
   Primary window: for those who plan to join during July-August Deadline: January 31
   Secondary window: for those who plan to join during January-February Deadline: September 30

In either window, complete applications (CV, list of publications, preprints (if they are not available on arXiv), research statement, any other pertinent information) should be sent by the applicant by email to the Director (email address `director at cmi dot ac dot in'). Additionally the applicant should request at least three referees to send their letters of recommendation to the above email address to reach within the deadline.

Offers to successful candidates will go out within one month of the deadline.

Post-doctoral fellows in CMI are expected to teach one full course each year.

Holders of external post-doctoral fellowships (INSPIRE, NBHM etc.) and those planning to apply for such fellowships are welcome to apply to CMI, preferably during one of the above windows.