KIAA-ICRAR joint postdoctoral research positions on radio astronomy

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China and the International Centre of Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Perth, Australia invite applications with a Chinese citizenship to fill in 2 jointly funded postdoctoral research positions to work on radio astronomy, starting in the fall of 2017. The term of the funding is four years, with the first half based at KIAA and the second half at ICRAR.


We seek for qualified applicants with an expertise in single-dish or interferometry radio astronomy, or relevant numerical simulations. 


Successful applicants will be encouraged to carry out independent and original research as well as collaborate with KIAA and ICRAR staff on topics related to 1) galaxy assembly and evolution (neutral atomic and molecular gas, radio continuum, multi-wavelength surveys), 2) galaxy-AGN-black hole coevolution (neutral atomic and molecular gas, radio continuum, multi-wavelength surveys), 3) the variable universe (pulsars and radio transients) and 4) cosmology (EOR, large-scale structure, intensity mapping, simulations).


The broad aim of this program is to support excellent research by early career radio researchers, to enhance the astronomical and SKA collaborations between China and Australia, and to reinforce the capability in China in fully extracting the scientific value from the coming radio surveys at the 500-m FAST telescope in China, as well as SKA precursor surveys world-wide. 


KIAA is an international center of excellence promoting basic astrophysical research. With English as its working language, KIAA is developing an intellectual environment for scientific exchange. In partnership with the National Astronomical Observatories and other astronomical centers and universities in China, KIAA is engaged in theoretical and observational initiatives, development and utilization of facilities, and training of students and postdocs. KIAA regularly sponsors thematic workshops, conferences, and special-topic training programs. KIAA is establishing exchange and visiting programs with other Kavli institutes and a network of universities and astronomy centers worldwide. The institute, in conjunction with the Department of Astronomy, has a total of about 25 faculty, 20 postdoctoral fellows, 50 graduate students, and 120 undergraduates. For more information, see .


ICRAR is a joint venture between Curtin University and the University of Western Australia, engaged in Astronomy research, engineering and data intensive astronomy. ICRAR is ranked as one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world and is a significant partner in SKA pre-construction activities. For more information, see .


RANK: Postdoctoral fellow.


SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.


START DATE:  July 1/Sep 1 2017


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, planetary sciences or related fields completed or expected by effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. Restricted to applicants with a Chinese citizenship.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit the following in English by email to CV, brief summary of research experience, plan of future research, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation.  


DEADLINE: Applications received prior to Mar 9, 2017, will receive full consideration.




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