KIAA Postdoctoral Research Associate - JRID47203

Submission Dates
Archive Date: 
January 31, 2014
Deadline to Apply for Job: 
March 1, 2014
Job Details
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution/Company Name: 
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Peking University
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Submission Address for Resumes/CVs
Attention To: 
Li-Xin Li
Title: 
Professor
Organization: 
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Street Address Line 1: 
Peking University
City: 
Beijing
Zip/Postal Code: 
100871
Country: 
P. R. China
Email: 
lxl@pku.edu.cn
Contact Information For Inquiries About Job
Email Address for Inquiries: 
lxl@pku.edu.cn
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

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 lxl@pku.edu.cn: 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

                                                   Email: lxl@pku.edu.cn

                                                   Tel: (8610) 6275 3661

                                                   Fax: (8610) 6276 7900

                                                   http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn

Included Benefits: 

No benefits information has been provided by the employer.