Junior & Senior Researchers

Job Description: Postdoctoral and Staff Positions on Galaxy and Cosmology at National Astronomical Observatories of China

The National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) were officially founded in 2001 by joining four CAS observatories, three CAS observing stations and one CAS research center. The Division of Galaxy and Cosmology within NAOC has more than 50 (11 international) staff members and postdocs, including Xuelei Chen, Liang Gao, Lijun Gou, Gongbo Zhao, Shude Mao (also Manchester), Rainer Spurzem and Xiangping Wu. The division is involved in diverse topics such as dark energy research, searching for first objects in the universe, high-resolution cosmological simulations, gravitational lensing, galactic dynamics, gravitational wave physics and accretion processes. It has access to high-performance computing facilities within NAOC and elsewhere. We invite applications in all areas mentioned above. Both theorists and observers are encouraged to apply.

Outstanding applicants will be eligible to the CAS One Hundred Talent Program or the National (Youth) One Thousand Talent programs. Visitor programs are also available for international young and senior scientists. The appointment is initially for two years with a third year extension depending on satisfactory performance. Outstanding postdocs and young researchers will be considered for permanent positions after their terms. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Members/Research scientists may also be qualified for supplemental support from NAOC or CAS.

Minimum Qualfications: Ph.D., or equivalent, in Astronomy, Physics, or related field, completed or expected by effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

Position Available:  until vacancies are filled.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, brief research plan, and at least three reference letters (all letters will be treated as confidential documents) to:

Miss Shumei Wu
National Astronomical Observatories of China
20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District,
100012 Beijing,

Email submission and inquiries: shumei@nao.ac.cn