Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) is seeking to fill several faculty positions in any area of observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. Research fields include AGNs and high-energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, the structure and evolution of the Milky Way, galactic dynamics, numerical astrophysics, radio astrophysics (especially SKA and sub-millimeter VLBI science), gravitational wave astrophysics, and extra-solar planets. Members of the institute are actively involved in other important international and domestic projects such as SKA, EHT, SDSS-IV, LSST, LAMOST, HXMT, eXTP, and FAST. SHAO employs a mix of Chinese and international astrophysicists, including more than 50 faculty members, 20 postdocs, and 70 PhD students. More information can be found at http://astro-en.shao.cas.cn.
SHAO belongs to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which provides a diverse setting and research facilities. The institute also possesses its own facilities such as the 65-m radio telescope and excellent computational facilities. In addition, SHAO is pushing to construct the SKA science center for Asia.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree and have a demonstrated record of outstanding research, along with a strong commitment to contribute to graduate education (but no teaching commitment is required). Active researchers of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. The salary and start-up grant will be highly competitive. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and statement of research interests, and arrange three reference letters to be directly sent to Prof. Feng Yuan at <[email protected]>.
Applications will be considered until the positions are filled and the start date is flexible. To receive full consideration, all application material should arrive before November 30, 2018.