Postdoctoral research position on gamma-ray bursts and EM counterparts of gravitational wave events in 2019

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Wuhan University
Job Announcement Text: 

We invite applications for two postdoctoral research appointments that are related to short gamma-ray bursts, mergers of double neutron stars, kilonovae and related phenomena. The projects will be supported by the School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University. The Center for Astrophysics in Wuhan University has 6 faculties now, the main science interests are high energy astrophysics, electromagnetic counterparts of gravitational waves. The successful applicant will work together with Prof Wei Wang at Wuhan University and Prof. Zigao Dai at Wuhan University and Nanjing University to study the progenitors of short gamma-ray bursts, the models of the afterglows and kilonovae, the physical origin of fast radio bursts, and multi-wavelength studies of the EM counterparts of gravitational wave events with collaborations with the National Astronomical Observatories of China and Tsing Hua University. The appointment will be for two years, renewable for one more year subject to a performance evaluation.

Position requirements:

Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or related fields, completed or expected by the effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. The fellowship is open to highly qualified researchers of all nationalities who received their PhD no more than three years prior to the deadlines of the corresponding applications.

SALARY:  250 000 RMB/year or higher depending on qualifications and experience

START DATE:  March/April 2019


Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief summary of research interests, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly via email. The application materials should be sent to Prof. Wei Wang,  Email:


Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 31, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
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