University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (Kavli ITS)

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Position ID:University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)-KITS-KITS_HET_PD [#23318]
Position Title: High energy theory postdoc positions at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (KITS), UCAS, Beijing
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Beijing, Beijing 100190, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: High-Energy Theory / AdS/CFT; AdS/CMT; quantum entanglement; quantum gravity; chaos and non-equilibrium dynamics; conformal bootstrap
Appl Deadline:2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/16, listed until 2023/02/12)
Position Description:    

*** The account for The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (Kavli ITS), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) has expired and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (KITS) in Beijing sincerely invites applications for a number of KITS postdoc fellow positions in the high energy theory group, starting in September 2023. The current faculty members of the high energy theory group at KITS include: Masahiro Nozaki, Cheng Peng, Ya-wen Sun, Huajia Wang and Xinan Zhou. The KITS is a fast-growing institute affiliated with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). It focuses on promoting high quality researches and international cooperation in theoretical sciences. Located in close proximity to institutes such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, and the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ITP-CAS), it is part of a very dynamic academic community.

The appointment is for two years, extendable for an additional year. Successful candidates will be provided with: 1. competitive annual salary: 300,000 CNY (~ 42K USD) or higher, depending on qualifications; 2. generous travel grant; 3. housing benefit: 6000 CNY (~ 850 USD) /month housing compensation; 4. strong administrative support (especially for international members of the group).

KITS postdoc fellows are encouraged to work with any member(s) of the group, as well as to work independently on topics broadly aligned with the group’s interests. Current interests of the group include: AdS/CFT correspondence and applications, quantum gravity, quantum entanglement and quantum chaos, quantum field theory, mathematical physics, conformal bootstrap. In addition, they are also strongly encouraged to interact with other groups at KITS, currently including the condensed matter theory group, and the (incoming) astrophysics group.

Applicants should have a PhD degree or equivalent in theoretical physics, completed or expected by 2023. Please submit a cover letter, a CV, a publication list, a research statement, and arrange three recommendation letters, all sent through AJO.

Applications received prior to Dec 1st will be guaranteed full considerations. Applications received after the deadline may also be considered until the positions are filled.

Note: Exceptional applicants also have the opportunity to apply for a competitive special postdoc program in the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). These programs are of three-year appointments, extendable for another three years. They offer significantly higher salaries and come with the possibility of promoting to tenure-track assistant professor positions after that. Besides, successful candidates can also apply for postdoc research grants from the university, as well as from outside (e.g. NSFC) after joining. KITS strongly encourage potential candidates to apply for these opportunities and will help with the application procedures. Questions for more details and any other enquiries for the applications can be directed to:

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Further Info:
The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences,
No. 3, Nanyitiao, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing 100037