Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO), known as the“Cradle of Modern Astronomy in China”, is currently expanding its research prorgam in radio astronomy and cosmology. We are seeking one or two new faculty members in these areas who have strong research track record and international impact. Candidates who have skills and experience in data analysis of radio astronomy and cosmology will be given preference.
Research fields in PMO include radio astronomy, dark matter experimental searches, galaxy evolution and cosmology, high-energy astrophysics, and sub-mm astronomy. PMO has launched the DArk Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE), a space telescope for the detection of high-energy gamma rays and electrons, to aid in the search for dark matter. PMO also leads China's astronomical development in Dome A of Antarctic, and is now deeply involved in the national mega science project "Chinese Antarctic Observatory at Kunlun Station". Current activities include the operation of the second 0.5-meter Antarctic Survey Telescopes (AST3-2) at Dome A to search for supernovae, exoplanet and EM counterpart of gravitational waves. Members of the institute are also actively involved in other international and domestic projects such as SDSS-IV, FAST, and SKA. PMO is also hosting the Australia-China Consortium for Astrophysical Research, and provides an excellent platform for national and international scientific exchanges. Recently PMO and University of Science and Technology of China, are working closely together to build a School of Astronomy and Space Science in Nanjing under the strategical plan on the integration of education and research. In addition, its geographical vicinity with Nanjing University (NJU) makes it keep close academic cooperation with School of Astronomy and Space Science of NJU.
The Observatory is current a mixture of Chinese and international researchers, including 328 faculty members, 15 postdocs, and 89 PhD students. English is a working language at PMO. Description of individual research programs can be found at http://english.pmo.cas.cn.
RANK: We seek well-qualified applicants at assistant, associate and full research professor.
SALARY: Successful candidates will be offered competitive salary according to his/her rank.
APPLICATION: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree and have a demonstrated record of outstanding research, along with a strong commitment to involve graduate students in research (no teaching commitment is required). Active researchers of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. The main selection criteria are research accomplishments and potential for future success.
SUBMISSION: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and statement of research interests, and arrange three reference letters to be directly sent to Dr. Wang Hongbo and Email address email@example.com. If one has any inquires, please address to firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +86-25-83332082.
DEADLINE: To receive full consideration, all application material should arrive before 5th January 2018.