Postdoctoral Positions in Astrophysics at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Research Laboratory
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
Department Name: 
Astrophysics Division
Street Line 1: 
80 Nandan Road
Job Announcement Text: 

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) is seeking to fill a number of postdoctoral 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, astrostatistics, radio astrophysics, gravitational 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. The astrophysics division employs a mix of Chinese and international researchers, including 50 faculty members, 20 postdocs, and 70 PhD students. More information can be found at

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.

The SHAO postdoctoral fellowships are intended for active young researchers of all nationalities, and successful applicants are expected to work with one or more of the faculty members listed in the website given above. The appointment is awarded for two years initially, extendable for up to five years, and the start date is flexible. The salary is dependent on qualification and experience.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and brief research summary, and arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to Prof. Feng Yuan at <>. For full consideration, applications should arrive before November 29, 2019.

Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 29, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Prof. Feng Yuan
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