Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) is seeking to fill several postdoctoral positions in the area of exoplanets and/or techniques. We invite applications from outstanding theorists, observers, data scientists, and technologists in exoplanet sciences, including asteroseismology and stellar activities. SHAO employs a mix of Chinese and international astronomers, astrophysicists, and technical staff, including more than 50 faculty members, 30 technical engineering staff, 20 postdocs, and 80 PhD students. More information can be found at http://astro-en.shao.cas.cn and http://optical.shao.cas.cn/en.
SHAO belongs to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which provides a diverse setting and research facilities, such as LAMOST, FAST etc. The institute also possesses its own facilities such as the 65-m Tianma radio telescope and excellent computational facilities. SHAO is establishing an exoplanet research group and has led several major exoplanet research initiatives, such as development of the Earth 2.0 space mission aiming at detecting habitable Earth-like planets around solar type stars and free-floating low-mass planets with the satellite to be launched in 2026; and development of an optical wide field telescope array at Antarctic aiming at detecting habitable Earth-sized planets around M dwarfs and other transient events.
SHAO is also deeply involved in the SKA project and the CSST project.
The SHAO postdocs are intended for active young researchers of all nationalities, and successful applicants are expected to work with faculty in the exoplanet research group. The appointment is awarded for two years initially, extendable for up to three years, and the start date is flexible. The salary is dependent on qualification and experience.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief research summary and plan, and arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to Prof. Jian Ge at <[email protected]>. For full consideration, applications should arrive before December 9, 2022.