National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC) invites applications for the International Young Scientist Fellowship supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). NAOC managing the Chinese “mega-science” project, namely, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST). All research activities during his/her tenure will be funded by the key fundamental science program—“Frontiers in Radio Astronomy and FAST Early Science” supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology. Any young scientist with strong background in radio astronomy and a plan to carry out research in fields related to the FAST, such as ISM, star formation, pulsar, astrochemistry, and instrumentation, is encouraged to apply.
Applicant should have a citizenship of a nation that has formal diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China and be under the age of 40. The fellowship will provide each recipient with a stipend between $24,000 and $45,000 per year, depending on the qualification and experience of the applicant. A travel and research grant of at least $15000 (negotiable depending on the nature of the research plan) will also be provided. The initial appointment is for one year and can be extended to two years.
Interested persons should contact Dr. Di Li via email email@example.com. The following application materials should be submitted to Dr. Chen <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Statement of current research
Research plan based on the resources and facilities available at NAOC
Names and email addresses of three references
Applications will be reviewed in March and September of 2013.