KIAA-PKU Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position. The successful applicant will be expected to work on projects of mutual interests with Prof. Qingjuan Yu in astrophysics, including topics on massive black holes, galactic dynamics, galaxy formation and evolution, the large-scale structure, and encouraged to carry out independent and original research.

The appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third year subject to a performance evaluation and the availability of funding.

RANK: Postdoctoral fellow.

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.

START DATE: July 1 2017 or October 1 2017

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or related fields completed or expected by the effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit the following by email directly to Prof. Qingjuan Yu <>: cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a two-page statement of current and future research interests, and three letters of recommendation.

DEADLINE: Applications received prior to January 31, 2017, will receive full consideration.

KIAA is an international center of excellence promoting basic astrophysical research.  With English as its working language, KIAA is an intellectual platform for scientific exchange. KIAA is engaged in national and international theoretical and observational initiatives, development and use of facilities, and student training, pursued in partnerships with other Kavli institutes and a network of domestic and international astronomy centers.  KIAA regularly sponsors thematic workshops and conferences. Its members have access to a variety of domestic and international facilities.  The KIAA and Department of Astronomy have about 25 faculty, 20 postdoctoral fellows, 50 graduate students, 120 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars. For more information on these fellowships and all other potential postdoctoral opportunities, see

Included Benefits: 
No benefits information has been provided by the employer.