The Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) in Taipei, Taiwan, has multiple openings for postdoctoral positions. We seek candidates to pursue observational and theoretical studies in the Institute's projects in solar system science, star and planet formation, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, and high energy astrophysics; or to participate in instrumentation development for optical/IR/submm telescopes.
ASIAA has access to forefront observing facilities including ALMA, SMA, JCMT, CFHT, and the Subaru Telescope. We are partners in the Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) and Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS) projects, and are a member of the SDSS-IV, CFHT-SPIRou, and LSST Surveys. The Y.T. Lee Array on Mauna Loa is conducting intensity mapping of CO rotational transitions. The Greenland Telescope (GLT) project successfully imaged the black hole shadow through the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration in 2017, and GLT has joined the EHT observations since 2018. The TAOS-2 project will start a survey of small objects beyond Neptune via occultation and other time-domain sciences at San Pedro Mártir, Mexico. The Theory Group develops theoretical models and numerical simulations, which include astrochemistry and radiative transfer codes that bridge observations. ASIAA has a dedicated CPU cluster, several GPU servers, as well as access to the National High-performance Computing Center. ASIAA is located in the main campus of the National Taiwan University in Taipei. ASIAA has approximately 200 staff, including 43 faculty members. ASIAA offers an international environment (50 foreign members from 19 countries), with English being the working language. More information on our projects and t he Institute can be found on our website.
ASIAA postdoctoral positions are divided into two categories described below.
Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow
ASIAA seeks outstanding junior researchers for the Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellow will carry out independent research and is encouraged to collaborate with Institute members. Fellows will have annual research budgets of at least US$8,000 at their discretion, for computing, travel, and other research activities. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree obtained in or after 2016.
ASIAA also seeks Postdoctoral Associates to work on existing ASIAA projects under the supervision with our faculty members and to use up to 50% of their work time on their own research. Computing and travel support will be provided as necessary.
All postdoctoral appointments will initially be for two years, with possible extension for additional two years based on satisfactory performance.
Applicants may apply to one or both positions by indication on the application form. Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. degree in astronomy/astrophysics, physics, engineering or equivalent fields. Applicants should apply online and submit (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) a summary of past and current research or instrumentation experience (limited to 3 pages), and (4) a plan for future research (limited to 3 pages of text, with at most 2 additional pages for figures and references). Applicants are also requested to arrange three letters of recommendation to be submitted online at the same site by the deadline.