Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics, T.D.Lee Institute,SJTU

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Publish Date: 
Friday, September 17, 2021
Archive Date: 
Friday, December 10, 2021
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
T.D.Lee Institute,SJTU
Street Line 1: 
Room 107, Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Street Line 2: 
No. 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District
Street Line 3: 
Shanghai, 200240
Job Announcement Text: 

The Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) in Shanghai, China ( invites applications for several T. D. Lee postdoctoral research fellow positions in all areas of astrophysics, including high energy and gravitational wave astronomy, exoplanets, astrophysical dynamics, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology and laboratory astrophysics.

We welcome highly motivated applicants who have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree or expect one prior to starting the position. The initial appointment is for 2 years with possible renewal up to 2 additional years. We offer a competitive salary (minimum 300,000 RMB per pear) and heavily subsidized housing options through the co-sponsor Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).

The nominal start date is September 2021, but can be flexible.

Applicants will also automatically be considered for other postdoc positions supported by research grants,particularly in the areas of (1) exoplanet observations (Prof. Fabo Feng) and planet formation (Prof. Masahiro Ogihara);(2) Simulations of black-hole accretion flows (Prof. Yosuke Mizuno); (3)Plasma and high-energy particle astrophysics theory (Prof. Gwenael Giacinti) and experiments/observations (Prof. Hao Zhou).

TDLI, initiated by Prof. Tsung-Dao Lee (Nobel Prize in Physics 1957), is a newly established national research institute and the current director is Prof. Frank Wilczek (Nobel Prize in Physics 2004). TDLI supports research in high energy physics, astrophysics and quantum physics, and aims to become a top-notch physics and astronomy research institute in the world. Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is the contractor and trustee of TDLI and is in charge of the operation of TDLI. TDLI has an internationalized environment with English as its working language. The TDLI astrophysics division works closely with the astronomy department at SJTU ( Current faculty members are active in exoplanets and dynamics, high-energy astrophysics, galactic/extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. TDLI has an active and growing international visiting professors program, and organizes many topical workshops and conferences each year to create a scientifically stimulating environment. TDLI expects to expand significantly in astrophysics in the coming years.

Applicants should submit their applications at They should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a publication list), a research statement (three-page maximum). Three reference letters should be submitted online at the same website. For other inquires please send an email to [email protected].

For full consideration, all application material should be received before December 20, 2021. The search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Included Benefits: 

The position comprises comprehensive university benefit packages for faculty, including generous housing subsidies, medical insurance and retirement benefits.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 20, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Monday, February 28, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
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