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KIAA-PKU & KIAA-CAS Postdoctoral Fellowships in China, 2019

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China invites applications for KIAA postdoctoral fellowships and KIAA-Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) postdoctoral fellowships, starting on July 1/October 1, 2017.

KIAA’s mission is to establish an international center of excellence in astronomy and astrophysics that promotes the development of basic astrophysical research. Its primary goal is to foster frontier research in a vibrant intellectual environment.

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The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) is jointly supported by Peking University and an endowment made possible by a generous gift from the Kavli Foundation, USA. KIAA was established in June, 2006 and started operation in 2007.

The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: Fellowships are open to qualified applicants in any area, including (1) observational cosmology, (2) exoplanets, star formation, and stellar populations, (3) high-energy and gravitational physics, and (4) computational astrophysics.

Scholarship Award: Applicant’s salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

Scholarship can be taken in China

Eligibility:

  • The KIAA-CAS Postdoctoral Fellowship gives preference to applicants whose research is closely related to observational facilities hosted by CAS, including (1) galaxy and AGN research using optical spectroscopy, (2) physics of AGN jets using radio techniques, (3) gas and dust content of galaxies and AGNs, with special emphasis on H I (21 cm) observations, (4) and pulsars. CAS is the largest national science institution in China and includes several national observatories and institutes in astronomy and astrophysics, located in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Kunming and other cities. CAS operates most of the major astronomical facilities in China, including LAMOST, 500m FAST and 65m Tianma radio telescopes, and is planning future facilities such as an optical/IR 12m telescope, several space telescopes, and international facilities such as TMT and SKA.  The appointment is for a period of three years, the first two at KIAA and the third at one of the CAS observatories.
  • Applicants should indicate which of the two fellowships they are most interested in. Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss possible collaborative projects with faculty members at either KIAA or the PKU Department of Astronomy.

Nationality: Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: PhD in astronomy, physics, planetary sciences or related fields completed or expected by effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. PKU is an equal opportunity employer.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit the following by email to kiaafsc-at-pku.edu.cn: CV, brief summary of research experience, plan of future research, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation.  Applicants should identify faculty members with whom they could pursue collaborative projects.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2019.

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