Postdoctoral fellowship positions in the astronomy department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Job Announcement Text: 

The department of Astronomy (DoA) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is seeking to fill up to 8 postdoctoral positions in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. CAA itself is involved in several international observational and numerical projects. Comprising 10 faculty members and a fast growing group of postdocs, the research team at DoA is very diverse and international, spanning across theoretical, numerical, and observational frontiers of galaxy formation and cosmology. More information can be found at

DoA is involved in several international observational and numerical projects. Data access includes, the Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS), Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), and also major observational facilities, directly or through collaborations (Subaru, CFHT, MMT, Magellan, JCMT, etc.). Available computing resources include our institute computer cluster with 1000 CPU cores, a SGI with 256 cores and 4T shared memory, access to the SJTU High Performance Computing Center Supercomputer (HPCC) with 5000 CPU cores, and to national supercomputer centers with higher capacity. In addition, the DoA has ample research and travel funds, and an active visitor program.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work on broad areas of interest in the context of (1) galaxy formation and evolution, (2) numerical cosmological simulations, (3) weak gravitational lensing, redshift space distortion and other large scale structures of universe, (4) observational cosmology and data analysis, and (5) theoretical cosmology.

The appointment is initially for 2 years, extendable by another year. Salary depends on qualifications and experience, but will be competitive internationally. In addition, the University offers very generous housing subsidies annually.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a brief research summary, and arrange three reference letters to be directly sent to:

For further inquiries please contact individual professors of interest (De-Chang Dai, diedachung@*; Yipeng Jing, ypjing@*; Bin Wang, wang_b@*; Xiaohu Yang, xyang@*; Yu Yu, yuyu22@*; Jun Zhang, betajzhang@*; Le Zhang, lezhang@*; Pengjie Zhang, zhangpj@*; Ying Zu, yingzu@*. @*

Applications will be considered until the positions are filled. For full consideration, the applications should arrive before January 15, 2018.

Included Benefits:

Comprehensive medical insurance and travel allowance comes with this position.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
SJTU astronomy postdoc search committee