Postdoctoral Associate in theoretical and computational planet formation

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Publish Date: 
Monday, November 16, 2020
Archive Date: 
Monday, January 4, 2021
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Job Summary
Job Category: 
Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA)
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11F of Astronomy-Mathematics Building, National Taiwan University
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No.1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road
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The Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate (PDA) position to work with Dr. Min-Kai Lin on broad areas of planet formation theory. This position is supported by the Academia Sinica Career Development Award “How are planets made in windy, turbulent disks?”. The PDA is expected to develop and conduct analytical studies, numerical simulations, or both, on gas, dust, and planetary dynamics in protoplanetary disks. However, the PDA will be encouraged to simultaneously pursue independent research and collaborations with other groups at ASIAA.

Ample funds will be provided for computing and travel. The PDA will also have access to CPU and GPU clusters hosted by ASIAA  (, Academia Sinica (, and the National Center for High-performance Computing ( 

ASIAA postdoctoral appointments are initially for two years, with a possible extension for an additional two years based on satisfactory performance. The nominal start date is August 1, 2021, but this is flexible. A one-way economy class airfare will be supported. 

Applicants should hold or expect to receive a Ph.D. in the physical or mathematical sciences. To apply, please send a single PDF file to including:

(1) a curriculum vitae including a publication list,

(2) a summary of past and current research, and

(3) a brief proposal for independent research.

The total limit for (2) and (3) should not exceed 4 pages including figures but excluding references. A cover letter is optional. Applicants are also requested to arrange three recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address. All application materials are due by 31 December 2020, 11:59 pm (Taipei time). 

Applicants who have already responded to the general ASIAA call for “Distinguished/Regular Postdoctoral Positions in Observation, Theory, or Instrumentation” can choose to have their already submitted materials (1 to 3) and reference letters to be used for this call. Please make this request in the application email.

ASIAA is located in downtown Taipei on the main campus of National Taiwan University. The Institute offers an international environment with English as the working language. ASIAA is engaged in extensive research across observation, theory, and instrumentation development. More information can be found at Health insurance is provided.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 29, 2021
Current Status of Position: 
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Postdoctoral Associate in theoretical and computational planet formation