Applications are welcome for postdoctoral positions at the Center for Gravitation and Cosmology (http://www.cgc-yzu.cn/) at Yangzhou University, China, on cosmic microwave background (CMB) and/or 21cm physics focusing on data analysis of future experiments. Our center is a member of the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation (BAO) from Integrated Neutral Gas Observations (BINGO) experiment which targets 21 cm intensity mapping. We also collaborate in the Ali cosmology polarization telescope designed to measure the CMB polarization field, for the first time, in the Northern hemisphere.
We seek highly motivated candidates with a strong background in observational cosmology. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Astronomy/Astrophysics/Cosmology or a closely related field before starting the position. A competitive salary is provided and once in Yangzhou the candidate can apply for various research funds according to past academic achievements both on National and provincial level. The appointment is initially for two years. After this period, outstanding candidates may be considered for faculty position. The research should be carried under the supervision of Prof. Larissa Santos, but collaborations with other members of our center is also encouraged. Applicants should submit a CV with a list of publications and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to: Prof. Larissa Santos, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology has a vibrant atmosphere with a young faculty team and postdoctoral researchers from different nationalities. Our Center is placed in the historical city of Yangzhou, one of the wealthiest cities in China and the former southern capital. The city is surrounded by canals on all sides and crossed from North to South by the Grand Canal, allowing Yangzhou, in the past, to act as a major trade center for salt, rice and silk. Placed in a privileged spot, Yangzhou is easily colligated to other Chinese cities by train, being less than 2 hours from the cosmopolitan Shanghai. Our Center stands close to the scenic Slender West Lake that attracts tourists throughout the whole year. The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology has close ties with other Chinese and international institutes, promoting a healthy and exciting academic environment.