KIAA Postdoctoral Research Associate
KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS, PEKING UNIVERSITY
The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate, starting on October 1, 2014.
KIAA is designed to be an international center of excellence to promote basic astrophysical research. KIAA's programs are focused in four major areas: (1) observational cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution; (2) interstellar medium, star formation, stellar and planet systems; (3) gravitational physics and high-energy phenomena; (4) and computational astrophysics (N-body, hydrodynamics, and MHD simulations). KIAA members have access to a variety of domestic and international observing facilities and computational resources (including a GPU cluster).
With English as its working language, KIAA is developing an intellectual environment for scientific exchange. In partnership with the National Astronomical Observatories and other astronomical centers and universities in China, KIAA is engaged in theoretical and observational initiatives, development and utilization of facilities, and training of students and postdocs. KIAA regularly sponsors thematic workshops, conferences, and special-topic training programs. KIAA is establishing exchange and visiting programs with other Kavli institutes and a network of universities and astronomy centers worldwide.
The current position seeks qualified candidates to work with Professor Li-Xin Li on high energy astrophysics, including gamma-ray bursts, supernovae, black holes, and accretion disks. The appointment is for a period of 24 or 36 months (depending on qualifications and funding).
RANK: Postdoctoral fellow.
SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.
START DATE: October 1, 2014
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, planetary sciences or related fields completed or expected by effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. PKU is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org: CV, brief summary of research experience, plan of future scientific goals, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation.
DEADLINE: Applications received prior to March 1, 2014, will receive full consideration.
CONTACT FOR INQUIRIES: Li-Xin Li
Tel: (8610) 6275 3661
Fax: (8610) 6276 7900