The Institute of Astronomy at National Tsing Hua University invites applications in all areas of astronomy and astrophysics for the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan Postdoc Fellowship, to start before September 30th 2020. The conditions of funding for this fellowship require that applicants have US citizenship and a PhD from a US institution. Successful applicants will carry out independent, original research and collaborate with staff at NTHU/IoA as part of the newly-established Centre for Informatics and Computation in Astronomy (CICA). This independent fellowship position offers an internationally competitive salary (up to 60k USD, depending on experience and external review).
The position is funded for two years initially and can be extended for two additional years based on academic performance. Research expenses, including conference/observing travel, will be supported. IoA has an in-house High Performance Computing facility and access to the Taiwania supercomputer. Research at NTHU/IoA includes theoretical and observational studies of high-energy astrophysics, gravitational waves, galactic archaeology, galaxy clusters, cosmology, and star and planet formation. IoA faculty observe with Chandra, XMM, Fermi, NuSTAR, HST, Subaru, Spitzer, SMA, JCMT and ALMA; run simulations of stellar evolution, supernovae, galaxy evolution and galaxy cluster physics; and are involved in surveys including HyperSuprimeCam, DESI, AKARI, the KAGRA gravitational wave observatory, ALMA-IMF, ALMA-eDisk, JCMT BISTRO and Transient, and CFHT SPIRou projects. Instrumentation projects include the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI) in collaboration with UCB/SSL and an exoplanet transit network.
The IoA is committed to an inclusive, supportive working environment that values equality and diversity. We strongly encourage applicants who consider their background, personal characteristics or career path to be underrepresented in academia.
Applicants should submit a CV, a publication list, a research statement, and arrange at least three reference letters to be sent to Prof. Shih-Ping Lai via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 16 2020.
For further information about the IoA, see http://www.astr.nthu.edu.tw. Informal inquiries can be made to Prof. Shih-Ping Lai.