Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), Chinese Academy of Sciences invite applications for 3-5 postdocs. The appointment is initially for 2 years, with anticipated renewal for up to 3 additional years;
The postdoc candidates are expected to work related to SKA (Square Kilometer Array). The successful candidates will work on one of the fields as follows:
- Data processing of SKA pathfinders (MWA, 21CMA, etc.);
- Detection of the Epoch of Reionization with SKA pathfinders (MWA, 21CMA, etc.);
- Low frequency experiments: global detection of galactic emission, Cosmic Dawn and signals etc.;
- Cosmology with SKA pathfinders and synergies with other surveys.
The salary and research budget are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous research supports are available from multiple resources.
Minimum requirements: Completion of Ph.D. degree in Physics or Astronomy by the start date. Additional requirements: Outstanding research in astrophysics appropriate to level of position, and the ability to identify and pursue research problems independently while working well in an interactive and dynamic setting.
SHAO is located in the downtown of Shanghai, one of the most international and developed cities of China. SHAO provides a diverse setting and research facilities. In addition to the involvement of some domestic and international projects such as SKA pathfinders (21CMA and MWA), the institute also possesses its own facilities, such as the 65-m radio telescope, and excellent computational facilities. Astronomy at SHAO includes 174 faculty, 17 postdocs, and 103 PhD students.
Start date: negotiable, as soon as possible
Application process: Applicants should send a single PDF file which includes (1) CV with list of publications, (2) 3-page research statement, to the contacts. Applicants should also arrange three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to the same contacts.
Deadline: Applications will be evaluated until the positions are filled. However, applications received prior to December 15, 2020 will be given full consideration.