Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Department of Astronomy, University of Science and Technology of China

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Friday, December 29, 2017
Archive Date: 
Friday, February 23, 2018
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
University of Science and Technology of China
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
96 Jinzhai Road
City: 
Hefei
State/Province: 
Anhui
Zip/Postal: 
230026
Country: 
China
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

The Department of Astronomy (http://astro.ustc.edu.cn/) at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) invites applications for a number of postdoctoral positions to start in the fall of 2018. USTC is among the few top-ranked universities in China and is committed to provide strong support for postdoctoral researchers. Successful applicants are expected to specialize in one of the following domains: cosmology, large-scale structure of the universe, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gravitational-wave astronomy, star formation and the interstellar medium, high-energy astrophysics, extra-solar planets, astrochemistry, or astronomical instrumentation.

The annual salary for the first two years will be 200,000 RMB under the condition that the successful applicant holds a Ph.D. from an institution ranked among top 100 globally in the QS world university rankings. Regular postdocs will receive an annual salary of 120,000 RMB at minimum, up to 170,000 RMB. The university also provides generous benefits on medical insurance, an additional housing subsidy of 1,000 RMB per month, and benefits on children daycare. All successful applicants are encouraged to apply for the USTC Youth Innovation Research Fund (100,000-120,000 RMB, with an application success rate of about 50%). Non-Chinese citizens are also encouraged to apply for the CAS-TWAS Fellowship (http://www.fellowship.cas.cn/dms/aonline/1958.jhtml). Details on available postdoc advisors and their research interests are given here: http://staff.ustc.edu.cn/~yifucai/PageFrame/openpositions/adpostdoc.html.

Applicants of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics or a related discipline is a prerequisite for commencing the position. Successful applicants will work with one or more of the faculty members listed on the above website. Applicants are encouraged to directly contact the faculty for more about the stipend, the research duties and specific requirements. The initial appointment is two years, but may be extended to up to 6 additional years (rank promoted to non-tenure Research Associate Professor) contingent on performance and funding. Tenure promotion to associate or full professor is possible for outstanding candidates.

To apply, please prepare a CV/resume, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and arrange for at least three letters of reference. All these documents are to be sent to Dr. Guilin Liu by email (glliu@ustc.edu.cn) with the subject "USTC Postdoc Application/Your Name". The positions remain open until filled, but for full consideration, all application documents should arrive by March 15, 2018. For further inquiry, please reach yifucai@ustc.edu.cn or (+86)-551-63606846.

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$18372.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$30620.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 

The university provides generous benefits on medical insurance, a housing subsidy of 1,000 RMB per month, and benefits on children daycare.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Guilin Liu
Title: 
Dr.
Institution/Company: 
University of Science and Technology of China
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Street Line 1: 
96 Jinzhai Road
City: 
Hefei
State/Province: 
Anhui
Zip/Postal Code: 
230026
Country: 
China
Phone: 
(+86)-551-63606846
Email: 
glliu@ustc.edu.cn
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Yifu Cai
Subject: 
Dr.
Email: 
yifucai@ustc.edu.cn