The ISM Evolution and Star Formation group (http://ism.bao.ac.cn/en/) at the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), are recruiting up to 3 post-doctoral scholars in the fields of pulsar astronomy, star formation and ISM in Milky Way and nearby galaxies, galaxy evolution, complex organic molecules, and other fields related to The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST). Our group conducts research projects using FAST, JCMT, SMA, NOEMA, ALMA, Arecibo, Parkes telescope, GMRT, VLBA, Keck, Palomar, SOFIA, Spitzer and many other telescopes for our research. We are also working closely with other theoretical, observational, and engineering groups at several institutes in China, Australia, Germany, and US.
We seek candidates of the highest caliber, with emphasis on his/her cognizance of the broad context and forward-looking capabilities. Applicants with expertise in astronomical observations at other wavelengths than radio will be encouraged to initiate and/or participate multiwavelength science projects in coordination with faculties in the group.
The candidates will be expected to spend up to ~50% of time (negotiable) with FAST related activities as well as independent research. The successful applicants will have opportunities to participate in a few “key science” programs related to FAST, such as the Commensal Radio Astronomy FAST survey (CRAFTS, funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology) and the Galactic-plane and Andromeda Survey (GAS, funded by the National Natural Science Foundation). The successful fellow will have access to NAOC resources including FAST, LAMOST, optical and near-infrared telescopes through TAP (http://info.bao.ac.cn/tap/?q=node/17), JCMT, and ALMA (through China-Chile collaboration). Qualified applicants will be recommended to apply for NSFC young investigator grants, the CAS postdoctoral fellowship, and the EACOA Fellowship, all of which have been obtained by previous fellows in the group.
The starting annual salary ranges from $30,000 up to $50,000, contingent upon the qualification and performance. A travel and research grant will also be provided. The initial contract will be for one year, with the possibility of yearly renew and salary increase up to 3 years.
Applicants who are interested in this position can send inquires to Prof. Li, Di ([email protected])， Prof. Tsai, Chaowei ([email protected]), and/or Prof. Zhu, Weiwei ([email protected]).
A curriculum vitae, bibliography, three letters of references and a copy or certificate of degree to Dr. Shi ([email protected]). The review process will start in December 15, 2019. The application will remain open until positions are filled.