Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) is seeking to fill three faculty positions in any area of observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. Research fields include AGNs and high-energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, the structure and evolution of the Milky Way, galactic dynamics, numerical astrophysics, radio astrophysics, gravitational wave astrophysics, and especially extra-solar planets. Members of the institute are actively involved in other important international and domestic projects such as SKA, EHT, SDSS-IV, LSST, LAMOST, HXMT, eXTP, and FAST. The astrophysics division employs a mix of Chinese and international researchers, including 50 faculty members, 20 postdocs, and 70 PhD students. More information can be found at http://astro-en.shao.cas.cn.
SHAO belongs to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which provides a diverse setting and research facilities. The institute also possesses its own facilities such as the 65-m radio telescope and excellent computational facilities. In addition, SHAO is pushing to construct the SKA science centre for Asia.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree and have a demonstrated record of outstanding research, along with a strong commitment to contribute to graduate education (but no teaching commitment is required). Active researchers of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. The salary and start-up grant will be highly competitive. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, and statement of research interests, and arrange three reference letters to be directly sent to Prof. Feng Yuan at [email protected] or the address above.
Applications will be considered until the positions are filled and the start date is flexible. To receive full consideration, all application material should arrive before November 30, 2017.