KIAA postdoctoral research positions in extragalactic interstellar medium and star formation

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Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University
Job Announcement Text: 

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University invites applications for postdoctoral research appointments. The appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third year subject to a performance evaluation and the availability of funding.

We seek qualified applicants to work with Professors Ran Wang, Yingjie Peng, Jing Wang, and Luis C. Ho, on topics related, but not limited, to the following areas:

1) The physical conditions of the interstellar medium and the star formation law

2) The galaxy life-cycle, from star formation to quiescence across cosmic time

3) Gas accretion and outflows, and the role of gas in galaxy dynamics

4) The impact of AGN feedback on the gas and dust properties of galaxies


Applicants with expertise in radio, millimeter, sub-millimeter, and infrared observations of atomic gas, molecular gas, and dust emission are especially encouraged to apply, but we also welcome candidates with interests in star formation and other physical processes in the ISM, including modeling, theory, and computations.

With English as its working language, KIAA is an intellectual platform for scientific exchange. KIAA is engaged in national and international theoretical and observational initiatives, development and use of facilities, and student training, pursued in partnerships with other Kavli institutes and a network of domestic and international astronomy centers.  KIAA regularly sponsors thematic workshops and conferences. The KIAA and the Department of Astronomy have about 25 faculty, 30 postdoctoral fellows, 60 graduate students, 110 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars. For more information on KIAA, see


RANK: Postdoctoral fellow.

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.

START DATE: May/September/November 1 2018

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or related fields completed or expected by the effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. The successful applicant should begin at KIAA within 3 years of their PhD diploma. PKU is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief summary of research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly via email. The application materials should be send to Shuyan Liu.

Email :

DEADLINE: Applications received prior to January 31, 2018, will receive full consideration.


Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Shuyan Liu
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University
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