As the first Chinese X-ray astronomical telescope, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (dubbed as Insight-HXMT) was launched in June 2017 and is currently in service. Insight-HXMT consists of three payloads: High Energy telescope (HE, 20-250 keV, 5100 cm2), Medium Energy telescope (ME, 5-30 keV, 952 cm2) and Low Energy telescope (LE, 1-15 keV, 384 cm2). HE also performs well between 0.2 to 3 MeV as an all-sky monitor. Thus Insight-HXMT can be used for carrying out pointing observations for bright Galactic sources, Galactic plan scanning survey and Gamma-Ray Burst (GRB) detection. So far many scientific results have been published and/or in preparation for publication. It is now a good time to join the Insight-HXMT team to explore more its rich data and scientific potential, since the data analysis software, background model and instrument calibration are all in maturity. We thus announce several postdoc positions in each of the following two research directions:
1) Outburst evolution and radiation mechanism of accreting X-ray binary systems (XRB)
2) Data analysis and modelling based on Insight-HXMT GRB observations
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The Insight-HXMT publications can be found from the following link
The deadline for application is 2020 March 1; however, the review process will start as soon as applications are received, and offers will be made to qualified candidates until all positions are filled.
Requirement to the applicant: under 35 years old with good healthy condition；obtained a doctoral degree within the recent three years; obtained the doctoral degrees from a university in the Global Top 100 University List, or the research discipline in the department/faculty for PhD degree is ranked in the Top 100 discipline list.
Required documents for the application: CV, publication list, two recommendation letters from professor-level referees, research plan.
Please contact Prof. Shu ZHANG (firstname.lastname@example.org) for XRB positions and Prof. ShaoLin XIONG (email@example.com) for GRB positions.