The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Physics

Position ID:CUHK-Department of Physics-POSTDOC [#20181]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Positions in Observational Astronomy and Astronomical Instrumentation
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Shatin, N.T.Hong Kong [map]
Subject Areas: Instrumentation / Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Opto-mechanical Engineering
Astronomy / Astronomical Instrumentation, Astrophysics, Astrostatistics, Observational
Appl Deadline:2021/12/26 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/21, listed until 2022/04/20)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Department of Physics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has multiple openings for postdoctoral positions in Prof. Renbin Yan’s research group, with different research directions for each position. Prof. Yan’s research focuses on the physics of the interstellar medium in galaxies and astronomical instrumentation. We are leading the development of the prototype spectrograph for the Affordable Multiple Aperture Spectroscopy Explorer (AMASE) project. AMASE is a planned project to conduct integral field spectroscopy observations over a large contiguous sky area for the study of star formation feedback and galaxy evolution (see arXiv:2105.11471). We are looking for candidates with different skills and research interests, including astronomical instrumentation, developments of data reduction and analysis pipelines, and observational studies of the ISM physics using data from SDSS-IV/MaNGA and AMASE. Candidates with skills and interests on any of these subjects are welcome to apply. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered.

Initial appointment will be for 2 years, renewable to 3 years depending on satisfactory performance. Extensions beyond 3 years are dependent on performance and funding availability.

Applicants should submit an online application here at AJO by the deadline, including a cover letter, CV, a publication list, and a research statement describing past research and future plans (3 pages max), together with the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation for the applicant. The reference letters should be uploaded by the letter writers through the online application by the same deadline. The positions are open until filled. Applications received by the deadline will receive full attention.

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The Chinese University of Hong Kong is a top public research university in Hong Kong and is among the top 50 universities in the world. Recently, it is ranked the 3rd most international university in the world by Times Higher Education. The University has a very green and beautiful campus located on a hillside overlooking the bay. CUHK is committed to equal opportunity in academic pursuits and employment and to eliminating any form of discrimination or harassment. This is further protected by four anti-discrimination ordinances in Hong Kong, which make it unlawful to discriminate a person on the grounds of sex, disability, family status, and race.

Hong Kong is one of the most developed metropolitan cities in the world, and also one of the safest, greenest, and most livable cities in the world. The life expectancy of its residents is among the highest in the world. There is a universal public healthcare system, with most treatment cost covered by the government. The many districts of the city are surrounded by an abundance of natural sceneries with mountains and windy coast lines, with many beautiful hiking trails easily accessible to the city residents. Hong Kong has a low tax rate -- the personal income tax rate is capped at 15%.

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Department of Physics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong