Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsung-Dao Lee Institute

Position ID:SJTU-Tsung-Dao Lee Institute-PPA [#23237]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Astrophysics, T.D.Lee Institute,SJTU
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Shanghai, Shanghai 200240, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2023/01/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/11, finished 2023/07/22, listed until 2023/10/24)
Position Description:    

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

The Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( invites applications for several T. D. Lee prize postdoctoral research fellow positions in all areas of astrophysics, including high energy and gravitational wave astronomy, exoplanets, astrophysical dynamics, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology and laboratory astrophysics.

We welcome highly motivated applicants who have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree or expect one prior to starting the position. The initial appointment is for 3 years with possible renewal up to 3 additional years. We offer a competitive salary (minimum 300,000 RMB per year) and heavily subsidized housing options through the co-sponsor Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). The nominal start date is September 2023, but can be flexible.

Applicants will also automatically be considered for other postdoc positions supported by research grants, particularly in the areas of (1) exoplanets (Prof. Fabo Feng, Prof. Masahiro Ogihara, Prof. Xianyu Tan); (2) high energy/particle astrophysics (Prof. Gwenael Giacinti, Prof. Yosuke Mizuno, Prof. Luca Visinelli, Prof. Hao Zhou); (3) laboratory astrophysics (Prof. Longqing Yi);(4)Gravitational Wave Astrophysics (Zhen Pan).

TDLI is a national research institute, with Prof. Tsung-Dao Lee (Nobel Prize in Physics 1957) as the Honorary Director and Prof. Frank Wilczek (Nobel Prize in Physics 2004) as the Founding Director (and the current Chief Scientist). The Current Director is Prof. Jie Zhang, a prominent physicist and the former President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). TDLI supports research in high energy physics, astrophysics and quantum physics, and aims to become a top-notch physics and astronomy research institute in the world. TDLI is building an array of meter-sized telescopes for transit and RV detection of exoplanets as well as time-domain science. Experience with exoplanet and/or time-domain observations are highly recommended.

TDLI has an internationalized environment with English as its working language. TDLI has an active visitor program, and organizes many topical workshops and conferences each year to create a scientifically stimulating environment. The TDLI astrophysics division works closely with the astronomy department at SJTU (, and also enjoys a unique interdisciplinary research environment of TDLI.

Applicants should submit their applications at They should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a publication list), a research statement (three-page maximum). Three reference letters should be submitted online at the same website. For other inquires please send an email to

For full consideration, all application material should be received before January 20, 2023. The search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Included Benefits: The position comprises comprehensive university benefit packages for faculty, including generous housing subsidies, medical insurance and retirement benefits.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
No.520,ShengRong Road, Tsung-Dao Lee Institute, PuDong New District, ShangHai, China