Postdoc Position in Neutron Star Mergers, General Relativity, and Cosmology

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Archive Date: 
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Peking University
Department Name: 
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
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 Professor Li-Xin Li on topics related to any of the following fields: neutron star mergers, general relativity, and cosmology. In particular, we are interested in the following problems: (1) Nuclear reaction and nucleosynthesis in neutron star mergers; (2) Radiative transfer and the origin of opacities in the ejecta of neutron star mergers; (3) Numerical relativity and gravitational waves; (4) Application of gravitational waves in astrophysics and cosmology; (5) Gravitational lensing of transient sources (supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, gravitational wave bursts); (6) Axion astrophysics and cosmology; (7) Black hole thermodynamics, extra-dimensions, and brane gravity. Applicants with experience in the fields outlined above are especially encouraged to apply.

Astrophysics at Peking University includes a total of 25 faculty, 35 postdoctoral fellows, 80 graduate students, 120 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars. KIAA is located on the historic grounds of Peking University, has English as the working language, and regularly sponsors thematic workshops and conferences to provide a platform for national and international scientific exchanges. For more information about KIAA, see

RANK: Postdoctoral fellow.

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.

START DATE: March/May/September/1, 2021.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or related fields completed or expected by the effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications should be directly sent to Prof. Li-Xin Li via email, The application should include a cover letter describing how your background matches the job qualification, a current CV including a list of publications, a brief summary of research interests, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation.

DEADLINE: Applications received prior to January 1, 2021 will receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, January 1, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Li-Xin Li