Peking University, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Position ID:Peking University-Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics-BHPOSTDOC2021 [#18674]
Position Title: Postdoc at KIAA in Early Growth and Evolution of Quasars
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Beijing, Beijing 100871, China [map]
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Astrophysics and Gravitational Physics, Gravitational Waves
Starting Date:2022/11/01
Appl Deadline:2021/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/24, finished 2022/06/04, listed until 2021/12/31)
Position Description:    

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KIAA-PKU Postdoctoral Research Fellows on Early Growth and Evolution of Quasars

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University invites applications for postdoctoral research positions. 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 Prof. Kohei Inayoshi, Ran Wang, and Luis Ho on the following topics:

(1) Black hole growth and formation: Working on radiation hydrodynamical simulations of formation and growth of massive black holes in high-redshift galaxies. In particular, we aim to model the electromagnetic signatures from those high-redshift galaxies and accreting black holes and to compare them with future/ongoing observational data (e.g., JWST and ALMA).

(2) Co-evolution of AGNs and their host galaxies: Working on topics related to the observational studies of AGN 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.

KIAA at Peking University 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. For more information on KIAA, see

START DATE: November 1, 2021; later or earlier may be possible MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, or related fields completed or expected by effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a 2-page statement of research interests, and arrange for two letters of recommendation.

DEADLINE: Applications received prior to July 1, 2021, will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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