Postdoctoral positions

 Kolkata, West Bengal


Analysing patterns in dog behaviour using mathematical and computational tools (Code P‑13)


Applications are invited from the motivated and potential candidates for postdoctoral positions available in the Department of Biological Sciences (DBS), IISER Kolkata.

Project Mentor: Dr. Anindita Bhadra

Job description: The fellow would be required to (i) use a large volume of existing data in the Dog Lab to address various questions pertaining to dog behaviour, using a modelling approach; (ii) to design a program for future data sorting and analysis; (iii) train students to run these programs and (iv) be a teaching assistant in some courses.


Essential/​desirable experience and/​or expertise: A background in mathematics/​statistics or physics, Experience of modeling, Should know Matlab and R, Should be interested in ecology and animal behavior, Should be able to communicate reasonably well.

To Apply

How to apply: 

  • Cover letter mentioning the order of preference of the projects (up to three). 
  • Detailed CV. 
  • Short research proposal (one for each of preferred projects). 
  • Copies of all essential documents (as mentioned in the main part of the advertisement). 
  • At least two recommendation letters (to be send by the referees to dbs.​pdf@​iiserkol.​ac.​in mentioning the name of the candidate in the subject). 
  • A candidate MUST mention the code of the most preferred project in the subject of the email.

Short-listed candidates will have to present her/​his Ph.D. work and appear for interview.

Last date of receiving applications (via e‑mail to dbs.​pdf@​iiserkol.​ac.​in ): 26.8.2021. Candidate MUST mention their preferred projects/​mentors in the mail.

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