Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) is seeking to fill a number of postdoctoral positions in theoretical and observational astrophysics. The research fields include accretion disks and jets, high energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, the structure and evolution of the Milky Way and its cluster population, numerical astrophysics, and extra-solar planets. SHAO belongs to Chinese Academy of Sciences, which provides a diverse setting and research facilities. The institute is actively involved in important international and domestic projects such as LSST, BigBOSS, SDSS-IV, LAMOST, HXMT, and FAST. 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 in the website given below. 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. It is located in downtown Shanghai, one of the most rapidly evolving and cosmopolitan cities in Asia. More information can be found at http://astro-en.shao.cas.cn.
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, 2013.