Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) is seeking to fill three postdoctoral positions in the area of exoplanets and/or techniques. We invite applications from outstanding theorists, observers, data scientists, and technologists in exoplanet sciences. SHAO employs a mix of Chinese and international astronomers, astrophysicists, and technical staff, including more than 50 faculty members, 20 technical engineering staff, 20 postdocs, and 70 PhD students. More information can be found at http://astro-en.shao.cas.cn and http://optical.shao.cas.cn/en.
SHAO belongs to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which provides a diverse setting and research facilities. SHAO is expanding its research areas in exoplanets and big astronomical data. SHAO is the leading institute in conducting the phase-A study of the next generation exoplanet space mission called the Earth 2.0 (ET) transit planet survey. SHAO is leading the design study of High-Resolution Optical Spectrograph for the international Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) in China. SHAO also possesses its own facilities such as the 65-m Tianma radio telescope and excellent computational facilities. SHAO is deeply involved in SKA project, especially is pushing to construct the SKA regional science center for Asia. SHAO is also the host institute of one of the four China Space Station Telescope (CSST) science center, and leading the science developments of the two instruments, MCI and IFS, on board of CSST. Members of the institute are also actively involved in various international and domestic projects such as TMT, LAMOST, GAIA, SDSS, EHT, LHAASO, HXMT, eXTP, JCMT, and FAST.
The SHAO postdocs are intended for active young researchers of all nationalities, and successful applicants are expected to work with Prof. Jian Ge and his domestic and international collaborators. The appointment is awarded for two years initially, extendable for up to three years, and the start date is flexible. The salary is dependent on qualification and experience.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief research summary and plan, and arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to Prof. Jian Ge at <email@example.com>. For full consideration, applications should arrive before January 11, 2021.