Peking University, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Position ID:Peking University-Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics-AGNPOSTDOC2020 [#17279]
Position Title: KIAA Postdoctoral Position for Research on AGN Host Galaxies
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Beijing, Beijing 100871, China [map]
Subject Area: Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2021/03/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/25, finished 2021/09/18, listed until 2021/05/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University invites applications for a postdoctoral research appointment. The appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third year subject to a performance evaluation and the availability of funding.

We seek qualified applicants to work with Professors Ran Wang and Luis C. Ho on topics related to the co-evolution of quasars and their host galaxies. Applicants with experience on observational studies of AGN host galaxies, especially expertise in ALMA/mm interferometry, optical imaging, or optical IFU data analysis are especially encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through March 15 2021.

Peking University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in China for both scientific research and teaching. 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. The KIAA and the Department of Astronomy have about 25 faculty, 110 undergraduates, 70 PhD students, and 30-40 postdocs. For more information on KIAA, see

RANK: Postdoctoral fellow.

SALARY: Depending on qualifications and experience.

START DATE: May/September/November 1, 2021

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or related fields completed or expected by the effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. The successful applicant should begin at KIAA within 3 years of their PhD diploma. PKU is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Peking University
5 Yiheyuan Road
Haidian District
Beijing 100871
P. R. China