The Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) in Taipei, Taiwan, has openings for postdoctoral positions. We seek for candidates (1) to participate in the Institute's projects, including Subaru HSC and PFS surveys, SDSS-IV, TAOS-2, ALMA, SMA, JCMT, VLBI with the Greenland telescope, Y.T. Lee Array and nanoSIMS; (2) to pursue theoretical or observational studies of planetary and solar system science, star and planet formation, galaxy formation, cosmology, computational fluid dynamics, or MHD; or (3) to participate in instrumentation development for optical/IR/submm telescopes.
ASIAA has approximately 200 staff, including 41 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 and LSST Surveys. The Y.T. Lee Array on Mauna Loa will conduct intensity mapping of CO rotational transitions. The Greenland Telescope will conduct submm VLBI observations of shadows of supermassive black holes and related sciences. The TAOS-2 project will soon conduct a survey of small objects beyond Neptune via occultation and other time-domain sciences at San Pedro Mártir. Theoretical and computational astrophysics is pursued in our theoretical division, TIARA. The CHARMS project aims to develop
numerical simulators to bridge observations and theories in fluid dynamics, astrochemistry, and radiative transfer, using a CPU cluster of 2500 cores. More info on our projects can be found here.
ASIAA offers excellent research facilities and an international environment (~55 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. Applications and three letters of recommendation submitted by or on 15 November 2017 will receive full consideration.