The Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) in Taipei, Taiwan, has multiple openings for postdoctoral positions. We seek for candidates (1) to participate in the Institute's projects, including ALMA, SMA, JCMT, Greenland telescope (GLT), intensity mapping with Y.T. Lee Array, Subaru HSC and PFS surveys, SDSS-IV, and TAOS-2; (2) to pursue studies of planetary and solar system science, star and planet formation, nearby galaxies, galaxy formation, cosmology, computational fluid dynamics, MHD, and high energy astrophysics; or (3) to participate in instrumentation development for optical/IR/submm telescopes.
ASIAA has approximately 200 staff, including 38 faculty members. ASIAA has access to forefront observing facilities including ALMA, SMA, JCMT, CFHT, and 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 GLT has recently started submm VLBI observations to image shadows of supermassive black holes and related sciences. 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. Theoretical and computational astrophysics is pursued in the Theory group (TIARA); we develop theory and numerical simulations to bridge theories and observations in hydrodynamics, astrochemistry, and radiative transfer. More info on our projects can be found here.
ASIAA offers excellent research facilities and an international environment (~50 foreign members from 18 countries), with English being the working language. The postdoc appointments will initially be for two years, with possible extension for additional two years based on satisfactory performance.
Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in astronomy/astrophysics, physics, engineering or equivalent fields. Those who are expecting to receive a PhD degree soon can also apply. 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, 16 November 2018.