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

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Fellowship ID:University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)-KITS-KITSPOSTDOC [#17467]
Fellowship Title: Postdoc fellowships in high energy theory at KITS, Beijing
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Beijing, Beijing 100190, China [map]
Subject Area: High-Energy Theory / AdS/CFT; AdS/CMT; quantum entanglement; quantum gravity; chaos and non-equilibrium dynamics; conformal bootstrap
Starting Date:2021/09/01
Appl Deadline:2021/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/11/04, listed until 2021/02/12)

High Energy Theory postdoc positions at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences.

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Sciences (KITS) in Beijing sincerely invites applicants for the KITS postdoc fellow positions in high energy theory, starting in September 2021. The current faculty members of the high energy theory group at KITS include: Masahiro Nozaki (incoming winter/spring 2021) , Cheng Peng, Ya-wen Sun, Huajia Wang, and Xinan Zhou (incoming fall 2021).

The KITS is a fast-growing institute affiliated with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS). It focuses on promoting high quality research 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, conformal bootstraps, mathematical physics. In addition, they are also strongly encouraged to interact and collaborate with other groups at KITS, including the condensed matter theory group, the biophysics group (being built in progress), and the astrophysics/cosmology group (being built in progress). Applicants should have a PhD degree or equivalent in theoretical physics, completed or expected by 2021. Please submit a cover letter, a CV, a publication list, a research statement, and arrange three recommendation letters to be sent via academicjobsonline.

Applications received prior to Jan 15 will be guaranteed full considerations. Applications received after the deadline may also be considered until the positions are filled.

Note: Exceptional early-career applicants (within 3 years since PhD and below the age of 35) also have the opportunity to apply for a highly 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

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