Postdoctoral positions on binaries from LAMOST mid-resolution survey

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Institution/Company: 
Yunnan Observatories, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Department Name: 
Binary Population Synthesis Group
Street Line 1: 
396 Yangfangwang
Street Line 2: 
Guandu District
City: 
Kunming
State/Province: 
Yunnan
Zip/Postal: 
650216
Country: 
China
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Binaries from LAMOST (Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopy Telescope) mid-resolution survey (MRS) in collaboration with Prof. Zhanwen Han's group at the Yunnan Observatories. LAMOST can monitor more than three thousand targets per exposure. LAMOST-MRS (R ~ 7500) is planned to observe 3,000,000 sources in a five-year operation, with two arms covering the wavelength ranges of 630–680 nm and 495–535 nm, respectively. Presently LAMOST-MRS has finished a one-year commissioning and a one-year regular observation since September 2017 and obtained more than 1,410,000 high-quality spectra.

Responsibilities:

• The researchers will be directly involved with the use of LAMOST-MRS data to do binary- related research. (~60%)

• The researchers will assist in mentoring graduate/PhD students in use of LAMOST-MRS data and other observational data for the purpose of investigating basic properties of binary population e.g binary fraction, period and mass-ratio distribution and searching for binary-related peculiar stars/candidates. (~30%)

• The researchers will attend and present analysis results in collaboration meetings and lead writing of scientific papers. Some national and international travel may be required. (~10%)

Qualifications:

PhD (or to be awarded before September 2020) in Astrophysics. We prefer applicants who have a strong observation background and some experience with the use of observation data, especially from large spectroscopy surveys.

Documents needed CV with list of publications, a 2-page statement of Research Experience and a 2-page Research Proposal. Two recommendation letters directly e-mailed to Dr. Xuefei CHEN (cxf@ynao.ac.cn)

Pay Compensation
Compensation Notes: 
We offer a salary of 200,000-300,000 RMB Yuan per year.
Included Benefits: 

An apartment at the Campus of the Yunnan Observatories and research expenses, including conference/observing travel, will be supported.The position is for two years initially and can be extended up to four years.

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, June 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Xuefei CHEN
Title: 
Professor
Institution/Company: 
Yunnan Observatories, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Street Line 1: 
396 Yangfangwang
City: 
Kunming
State/Province: 
Yunnan
Zip/Postal Code: 
650216
Country: 
China
Phone: 
+8613629413587
Email: 
cxf@ynao.ac.cn
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Yunnan Observatories, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Xuefei CHEN
Email: 
cxf@ynao.ac.cn