The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University and the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), Chinese Academy of Sciences invites applications for four Joint Fellowships to start in 2020, as part of a new Joint Center of Astrophysics that establishes close links between KIAA and SHAO. This fellowship will support outstanding postdoctoral scientists to carry out their independent research, with a preference for cosmology, galaxy astrophysics, black hole astrophysics, and computational astrophysics. The fellows will spend two years at SHAO and two years at KIAA in either order, with the second two years pending satisfactory performance. The Fellowship is open to applicants of any nationality who will graduate prior to their expected start date, with a preference for those who received their PhD after 1 January 2017.
KIAA is located on the historic grounds of Peking University in China, has English as the working language, and regularly sponsors thematic workshops and conferences to provide a platform for national and international scientific exchanges. Astronomy at PKU includes 25 faculty, 35 postdoctoral fellows, 60 graduate students, 120 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars.
SHAO is located in the downtown of Shanghai, one of the most international and developed cities of China. SHAO provides a diverse setting and research facilities. In addition to the involvement of some domestic and international projects such as SKA, EHT, LAMOST, CSST, FAST and HUBS, the institute also possesses its own facilities such as the 65-m radio telescope and excellent computational facilities. Astronomy at SHAO includes 50 faculty, 20 postdoctoral fellows, 70 PhD students.
Applicants should arrange for the following materials to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30: CV, brief summary of research experience, 3-page plan of future research, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. Questions may also be sent to SHAO at email@example.com