The South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research (SWIFAR) at Yunnan University(YNU), Kunming, Yunnan Province, PR China, invites applications for SWIFAR research associate positions, starting on September 1st, 2020. We seek for qualified applicants in all branches of astronomy and astrophysics.
Being one of the 42 top universities designated by the Chinese government to strive for building world-class disciplines and universities (“double world-class”), YNU has prioritized astronomy to be one of the five key areas in its development plan. For that, SWIFAR was established in September 2017, and is intended to be an international center of excellence that promotes basic research in astronomy and astrophysics in China with thehighest international standards. It is designed to be a forum for global scientific exchange, an incubator forinnovative projects, and a training center for national and international postdocs andstudents. Currently, SWIFAR focuses on studies in threemajor areas: a) the interstellar medium and the localuniverse; b) galaxies and cosmology; and c) high energy phenomena and fundamentalphysics. A variety ofacademic activities and programs are routinely organized, which have made SWIFAR scientifically stimulating. Successful candidatesare expected to be able to conduct independent research, as well as to work closely with the SWIFAR research teams. They should also contribute actively to the global research environment of the institute.
RANK: Research associates
SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.
TERM: Normally three years, extendable depending on performance
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D., or equivalent, in Astronomy, Physics, PlanetarySciences or related fields, completed or expected to complete by effective date, a demonstratedrecord of research excellence and potential. Candidates of all nationalities areencouraged to apply.
POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1st, 2020. Each applicant should submit a curriculum vita, a brief summary of research achievementsand future plan, and three letters ofrecommendation (all letters will be treated as confidential documents). It is theresponsibility of the applicant to see that all materials, including reference letters, besent to:
Ms. Xiaoming Guo
Secretary for Scientific Research and Foreign Affairs
South-Western Institute for Astronomy Research
Rm 1108, Astronomical Building, Yunnan University
Kunming 650500, Yunnan Province
P. R. China. Email:email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: Applications arrived before January 15th, 2020, will receive fullconsiderations.
This position is a bona fide, open position, which has not been promised to anyone. Itwill remain open for at least 30 days.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 15th, 2020
Selection Deadline: Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Current Status of Position: Accepting Applicants