Postdoctoral positions in galaxy/AGN physics and evolution, School of Astronomy and Space Science, Nanjing University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Archive Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Nanjing University
Street Line 1: 
163 Xianlin Avenue
Job Announcement Text: 

We have four postdoctoral positions open in the galaxy/AGN group of the School of Astronomy and Space Science at Nanjing University. Successful applicants will work mainly with one of the faculty members, Yong Shi, Bin Luo, Yanmei Chen, or Zhi-Yu Zhang, on observational studies of the physics and evolution of galaxies and their central supermassive black holes.


Host institution

The School of Astronomy and Space Science at Nanjing University ( is one of the most prestigious Astronomy Schools/Departments in China. It is a full member of SDSS-V. It has accesses to the IRAM 30-m and NOEMA telescopes via a MoU with IRAM, and the CFHT and P200 telescopes via the China TAP program.


Research description

Yong Shi ( research duties will involve studies of nearby galaxies at multiple wavelengths as offered by SDSS-V, MUSE, ANU-2.3m, Palomar 200 inch and VLA, and preparations of CSST sciences. 

Bin Luo ( research duties will involve X-ray and multiwavelength studies of AGN/quasar physics and cosmic evolution, utilizing data in deep Chandra and XMM-Newton surveys, targeted X-ray and optical/NIR spectroscopic observations, SDSS-V, and archives. See selected publications at .

Yanmei Chen ( research duties include (1) studying galaxy formation and evolution based on SDSS-IV/MaNGA and SDSS-V data; (2) based on HST-3D slitless spectra, generate a set of spectral analysis pipeline for CSST.

Zhi-Yu Zhang ( research duties will include (1) Studying galaxy formation and evolution based on JCMT, ALMA and Herschel data; (2) Radiative transfer, chemical composition and astrochemical studies of the Milky Way and nearby/high-z galaxies.


Dates and Duration

The start date of the positions will be around Fall 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The positions are initially for 2 years and expendable by another year, depending on funding and performance.



  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Astronomy/Astrophysics.
  • The successful candidates should have a proven track record of high-quality scientific research experience and excellent communication skills.


Application materials

  • Curriculum vitae with publication records
  • Research statement (2 pages for text)
  • Three letters of recommendation


Included Benefits

  • The standard of remuneration is RMB 200 K - 220 K YUAN before tax per year, depending on experience and qualification.
  • Discounted university rental housing upon application.


Contact Information

Ms. Li’an Qu;Email:;Tel: 86-25-89681240 for general inquiries and application submission. Scientific inquiries should be directed to the individual supervisors above.


Application Deadline: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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