The Department of Astronomy (DoA) at Tsinghua University invites applications for two postdoctoral positions. One position is dedicated to the development of transition-edge sensor (TES) technology for the proposed Hot Universe Baryon Surveyor (HUBS) X-ray mission. Past experience in nano-fabrication or superconducting devices and detectors is, therefore, highly valued; additional experience with space instrumentation is a plus. Although the position is formally affiliated with Tsinghua University, the successful applicant is expected to also spend a substantial period of time at a collaborating institution, including SRON in the Netherlands and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The second position is broadly for research on the physics of hot gas. The successful applicant should be experienced in analyzing high-resolution X-ray spectroscopic data, carrying out plasma diagnostics or modeling, or making/using cosmological hydrodynamical simulation. Prior research experience in circumgalactic medium or intergalactic medium would be a plus.
The successful applicant should have a Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or a related field. A complete application should include a curriculum vita, a list of publications, a statement of previous research, and the names and contact information of three references, all in one PDF file, and be sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by December 15, 2019 to receive full consideration. The appointment is initially for two years, renewable for a third year upon mutual agreement. The successful applicant will be offered a competitive salary and subsidized housing in Beijing. Both positions are available immediately and will remain open until filled.