Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) is seeking to fill a number of postdoctoral positions in theoretical and observational astrophysics. The research fields include active galactic nuclei, accretion disks and jets, high energy astrophysics, the structure and evolution of the Milky Way and its cluster population, galaxy formation, cosmology, and planetary formation. The faculty members at SHAO working in these fields include Xinwu Cao, Li Chen, Lei Hao, Jinliang Hou, Zhengyi Shao, Juntai Shen, Zhiqiang Shen, Martin C. Smith, Zhongxiang Wang, Wenfei Yu, and Feng Yuan. In addition, SHAO has about 10 postdocs and 40 PhD students in astrophysics. The postdoctoral fellowships are intended for active young researchers of all nationalities, and successful applicants are expected to work with one or some of the faculty members listed above. The appointment is awarded for two years initially and extendable for up to five years. The salary depends on qualification and experience, and will be highly competitive. SHAO has good computer facilities, ample research funds, and an active visitor program. More information can be found at http://188.8.131.52/CGC/indexen.html.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and brief research summary, and arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to:
Prof. Feng Yuan
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
80 Nandan Road, Shanghai 200030
Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. For full consideration, the applications should arrive before December 31, 2012.