The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University and the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) invites applications for the Kavli Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship. This independent prize fellowship is for four years, to be split between KIAA and Kavli IPMU and to start in 2020.
The Kavli Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship will support outstanding postdoctoral scientists to carry out their independent research, with a preference for areas that intersect with the interests of KIAA and Kavli IPMU. The fellow will spend two years at KIAA and two years at Kavli IPMU, pending satisfactory performance. The Fellowship is open to all applicants who will graduate prior to their expected start date, with a preference for those who received their PhD after 1 January 2017. The fellowship offers annual compensation of $70,000/year and research funds of $10,000 per year, funded in part by the Kavli Foundation.
KIAA is located on the historic grounds of Peking University in China, has English as the working language, and regularly sponsors thematic workshops and conferences to provide a platform for national and international scientific exchanges. Astronomy at PKU includes 25 faculty, 35 postdoctoral fellows, 60 graduate students, 120 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars.
Kavli IPMU is an international research institute in Japan with English as its official language. The goal of the institute is to explore fundamental laws of the Universe from a synergistic perspective of mathematics, physics, and astronomy. Kavli IPMU is one of the leading institutions of the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Survey, a 300-night Subaru campaign that began in March 2014. Kavli IPMU is also leading the development of the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS), which will conduct a BAO, high-z galaxy, and galactic archeology survey after the completion of the HSC program. Kavli IPMU is a full member of SDSS-III and -IV.
This year, we are considering applications with KIAA as the host for the first two years. Applicants should submit the following by email to firstname.lastname@example.org: CV, brief summary of research experience, 3-page plan of future research, and arrange for at least three confidential letters of recommendation to arrive by November 30. Questions may also be sent to IPMU at email@example.com.