I welcome students from all backgrounds (theoretical, experimental, field, computation) with interest in quantitative studies in ecology to apply to our lab. I also encourage students from physics, mathematics or engineering students with a deep interest in ecology to apply to join the lab. I am always looking for any new lab members, especially PhD students, postdocs and masters students looking for thesis options.
I also encourage international students to apply. We have had one intern from France who even published a paper with us. Take a look at the following website to know the procedure, including deadlines for applications (which are often not the same as the deadline for Indian nationals). http://iiscp.iisc.ernet.in/ircell/internationalstudents-fulltime.html
Possibilities for PhD Students
(i) Integrated PhD Program in Biological Sciences. You can see how it is to be in the lab during lab rotations.
(ii) PhD Program in CES (through IISc entrance exam of Biological Sciences Or Ecological Sciences).
(iii) If you are from Physics or Math background, there are three options:
(a) Apply to options (i) or (ii) above, but you must be prepared to answer biology/ecology tests and interview.
(b) You could apply to your relevant Integrated or regular PhD program. For you to be able to join our lab, we will need to identify a co-guide in your parent department. Contact me to discuss this possibility once you are here for Integrated PhD, before interview if you are applying for regular PhD program.
(b) Alternatively, you can be admitted through IISc Math Initiative which admits students interested in interdisciplinary areas.
For more details: IISc Admissions
Currently, there are no postdoc positions available.
If you are a KVPY fellow, or an INSPIRE fellow, or would not mind supporting yourself for the summer, you are welcome to write to me to discuss options for summer project. Or apply through Summer Research Fellowship Program organized jointly by Indian Academy of Sciences (deadline past for 2012).
MSc Projects/Project Assistants/JRFs
As of now I do not have any paid positions such as project assistantship or JRFs. As and when they become available, they will be advertised on the lab webpage.
its important to write clearly why you are interested in working in the lab. Generic emails, in general, will receive no response.