KIAA Postdoctoral Fellowship and KIAA-Chinese Academy of Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship



The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China invites applications for (1) KIAA Postdoctoral Fellowships and (2) KIAA-Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting on July 1/October 1, 2017. 


The KIAA Postdoctoral Fellowship is 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.  The appointment is for a period of two years, renewable for a third year subject to a performance evaluation and the availability of funding.  


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.  


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


RANK: Postdoctoral fellow.


SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.


START DATE: July 1/October 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. PKU is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply.


APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit the following by email to 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.


DEADLINE: Applications received prior to November 30, 2016, will receive full consideration.






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