Postdoctoral positions on binaries from LAMOST mid-resolution survey

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Archive Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Foreign
Institution/Company: 
Yunnan Observatories, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Street Line 1: 
396 Yangfangwang
Street Line 2: 
Guandu District
City: 
Kunming
State/Province: 
Yunnan
Zip/Postal: 
650216
Country: 
China
Announcement
Job Announcement Text: 

Binaries from LAMOST (Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopy Telescope) mid-resolution survey (MRS) in collaboration with Prof. Zhanwen Han's group at the Yunnan Observatories.
LAMOST can monitor more than three thousand targets per exposure. LAMOST-MRS (R ~ 7500) is planned to observe 3,000,000 sources in a five-year operation, with two arms covering the wavelength ranges of 630–680 nm and 495–535 nm, respectively. Presently LAMOST-MRS has finished a one-year commissioning and a one-year regular observation since September 2017 and obtained more than 1,410,000 high-quality spectra.

Responsibilities:

  • The researcher will be directly involved with the use of LAMOST-MRS data to do binary- related research. (~60%)
  • The researcher will assist in mentoring graduate/PhD students in use of LAMOST-MRS data and other observational data for the purpose of investigating basic properties of binary population e.g binary fraction, period and mass-ratio distribution and searching for binary-related peculiar stars/candidates. (~30%)
  • The researcher will attend and present analysis results in collaboration meetings and lead writing of scientific papers. Some national and international travel may be required. (~10%)
     

Qualifications:

PhD in Astrophysics. We prefer applicants who have a strong observation background and some experience with the use of observation data, especially from large spectroscopy surveys.
 

Pay Compensation and Benefits Included
We offer a salary of 200,000-300,000 RMB Yuan per year and an apartment at the Campus of the Yunnan Observatories. The position is for two years initially and can be extended up to four years. Research expenses, including conference/observing travel, will be supported.
 

Documents needed

CV with list of publications, a 2-page statement of Research Experience and a 2-page Research Proposal. Three recommendation letters directly e-mailed to Dr. Xuefei CHEN (cxf@ynao.ac.cn)

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Xuefei CHEN
Title: 
Prof.
Institution/Company: 
Yunnan Observatories, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Street Line 1: 
396 Yangfangwang
Street Line 2: 
Guandu District
City: 
Kunming
State/Province: 
Yunnan
Zip/Postal Code: 
650216
Country: 
China
Phone: 
87163920136
Email: 
cxf@ynao.ac.cn
Institution/Company Job ID or Reference Code: 
Yunnan Observatories, the Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Attention To: 
Xuefei CHEN
Email: 
cxf@ynao.ac.cn