The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University and the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), Chinese Academy of Sciences invite applications for 1-2 postdocs, as part of a new Joint Center of Astrophysics that establishes close links between KIAA and SHAO.
The postdocs will work in projects on star formation using ALMA, JVLA, SMA, FAST and other telescopes, led by Dr. Ke Wang (KIAA) and Dr. Tie Liu (SHAO). Independent research is also encouraged. The salary and research budget are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous research grants are available from national and regional funding resources. The postdocs are strongly encouraged and fully supported to apply, and grant proposals written in English are acceptable. Our postdocs (http://kiaa.pku.edu.cn/People/Postdoctoral_Research_Fellows.htm) have been very successful in obtaining grants as principle investigator.
The postdocs will spend 1-2 years at SHAO and 1-2 years at KIAA in either order, with the second part pending satisfactory performance. The postdoc positions are open to applicants of any nationality who will graduate prior to their appointment, with a preference for those who received their PhD after January 2017, per requirement by the China Postdoctoral Office.
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 postdocs, 60 graduate students, 120 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars.
SHAO is located in the downtown of Shanghai, one of the most international and developed cities of China. SHAO provides a diverse setting and research facilities. In addition to the involvement of some domestic and international projects such as SKA, EHT, LAMOST, CSST, FAST and HUBS, the institute also possesses its own facilities, such as the 65-m radio telescope, and excellent computational facilities. Astronomy at SHAO includes 174 faculty, 17 postdocs, and 103 PhD students.
Start date: negotiable, as soon as possible
Application process: Applicants should send a single PDF file which includes (1) CV with list of publications, (2) 3-page research statement, to the contacts. Applicants should also arrange three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the same contacts.
Deadline: Applications will be evaluated until the positions are filled. However, applications received prior to October 15, 2020 will be given full consideration.