Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) is seeking to fill two faculty positions in the area of exoplanets and/or techniques. We invite applications from outstanding theorists, observers, data scientists, and technologists in the broad area of planetary sciences. SHAO employs a mix of Chinese and international astronomers, astrophysicists, and technical staff, including more than 50 faculty members, 20 technical engineering staff, 20 postdocs, and 70 PhD students. More information can be found at http://astro-en.shao.cas.cn and http://optical.shao.cas.cn/en.
SHAO belongs to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which provides a diverse setting and research facilities. SHAO is expanding its research areas in exoplanets and big astronomical data. SHAO is the leading institute in conducting the phase-A study of the next generation exoplanet space mission called the Earth 2.0 transit planet survey. SHAO is leading the design study of High-Resolution Optical Spectrograph for the international Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in China. SHAO also possesses its own facilities such as the 65-m Tianma radio telescope and excellent computational facilities. SHAO is deeply involved in the SKA project, especially is pushing to construct the SKA regional science center for Asia. SHAO is also the host institute of one of the four China Space Station Telescope (CSST) science center, and leading the science developments of the two instruments, MCI and IFS, on board of CSST. Members of the institute are also actively involved in various international and domestic projects such as TMT, LAMOST, GAIA, SDSS, EHT, LHAASO, HXMT, eXTP, JCMT, and FAST.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree and have a strong established research program in exoplanets, along with a strong commitment to contribute to graduate student training (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 cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and research statement summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, past research, and future research plans, and arrange three reference letters to be directly sent to Prof. Jian Ge at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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 January 11, 2021.