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 and Luis C. Ho on topics related to the co-evolution of quasars and their host galaxies. In particular, we are interested in the impact of the feedback process from luminous quasars on the gas kinematics of their host galaxies. Applicants with expertise in radio, millimeter, sub-millimeter, and infrared observations of atomic gas, molecular gas, and dust, as well as dynamical modeling of galaxies are especially encouraged to apply. See http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/ISMgroup/
Peking University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China for both scientific research and teaching. 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, 35 postdoctoral fellows, 65 graduate students, 110 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars. For more information on KIAA, see http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn.
RANK: Postdoctoral fellow.
SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.
START DATE: May/September/November 1, 2019
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 CV, 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 sent to Jingling Guan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Specific scientific questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Ran Wang (email@example.com).
DEADLINE: Applications received prior to March 29, 2019 will receive full
consideration, but position will remain open until filled.