The Theoretical and Computational Astrophysics (TCA) Thematic Group at the National Center for Theoretical Sciences (NCTS) Physics Division, Taiwan, invites applications for several Postdoctoral Fellowships in all areas of theoretical and computational astrophysics. Applicants interested in 1) dark matter and cosmology, 2) galaxy formation and evolution, 3) multi-messenger astrophysics, and 4) star and planet formation, are particularly welcome.
NCTS is a government-supported initiative to foster research in theoretical sciences by bringing together expertise across institutions in Taiwan. NCTS is headquartered at National Taiwan University. TCA is a newly established Thematic Group within NCTS. Current members include Ke-Jung Chen (ASIAA), Andrew Cooper (NTHU), Hiroyuki Hirashita (ASIAA), Albert Kong (NTHU), Yueh-Ning Lee (NTNU), Feng-Li Lin (NTNU), Min-Kai Lin (ASIAA), Kuo-Chuan Pan (NTHU), Hung-Yi Pu (NTNU), Hsi-Yu Schive (NTU), Meng-Ru Wu (ASIoP), Hsiang-Yi Yang (NTHU), and Hwei-Jang Yo (NCKU). For further information, see the TCA website.
The NCTS-TCA Fellow is free to conduct independent research on any topic of their choosing and is encouraged to collaborate with TCA members. CPU and GPU computational resources from all member institutes will be available to the Fellow. These include the CICA cluster at NTHU, the Eureka cluster at NTU, the CCC cluster at NTNU, the TIARA cluster at ASIAA, and ASGC at ASIoP. TCA also has access to the National Center for High-performance Computing.
NCTS Fellowships are normally for two years and are renewable for a third year, subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability. The nominal starting date is August 1, 2021, but this is flexible and earlier dates by a few months are possible. The salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s research experience and is negotiable. Moderate travel and research funds are available. An economy class airfare will be supported for relocation. Taiwan provides excellent universal health insurance.
Applicants should have received or expect to complete a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field, by the start date. Applications should be made through the main NCTS call on https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17217. Required materials include
- a cover letter addressed to the TCA,
- a curriculum vitae,
- a summary of past and proposed research, and
- a publication list (including a Google Scholar link).
The research statement (3) should not exceed 5 pages including figures and references. Applicants should also arrange for three reference letters to be sent through the same website. All application materials must be received by 15 January 2021, 11:59 pm (Taipei time, UT+8).
NCTS is committed to an inclusive, supportive working environment that values equality and diversity. We encourage applicants who consider their background, personal characteristics, or career path to be underrepresented in academia.