Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Physics and Astronomy

Position ID:Shanghai Jiao Tong University-School of Physics and Astronomy-POSTDOC [#24372]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Physics and Astronomy
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Shanghai, Shanghai 200240, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Particle and Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Accelerator and Plasma Physics, Ultrafast Science, Interdisciplinary Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2024/02/16 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/02/20)
Position Description:    

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School of Physics and Astronomy (SPA), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) ( invites applications for postdoctoral researcher positions in physics and astronomy and closely related fields, including particle and nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular and optical physics, accelerator and plasma physics, ultrafast science, interdisciplinary physics, astronomy and astrophysics, etc.

We welcome highly motivated applicants who have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree in relevant areas of physics and astronomy or expect one prior to starting the position. The postdoctoral researchers at SPA are expected to carry out independent research.

The initial appointment is for 2 years with possible renewal up to 1-4 additional years according to the performance and qualifications. SJTU and SPA will provide a competitive salary, housing subsidy and corresponding social benefits. Postdoctoral researchers can apply for the national and shanghai talent programs as well as research fundings.

The SJTU physics program, established in 1906, was one of the two earliest in China. In 1978, an applied physics program was re-established in SJTU. In 2007, SJTU made a strategic decision to rebuild a top-class and full scale physics program. Fueled by adoption of tenure-track system (2009, one of the earliest in China) and recruiting of many outerstanding faculty members from worldwide, the Department underwent a decade of rapid growth. In 2013, the Department established a strong program of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and was subsequently renamed as the Department of Physics and Astronomy. In 2015, the Department was further renamed as the School of Physics and Astronomy (SPA).

SPA strives to pursue cutting edge scientific discoveries and technological innovations, to promote global scientific collaborations, and to cultivate future academic leaders. SPA presently owns a large body of high quality faculty, and covers a broad range of research area. It is widely regarded as one of the most vigorous and comprehensive physics departments nationwide. Now SJTU physics is the National First-Class Subject, and was ranked 33th worldwide (4th in China) by 2023 US News Subject Rankings. SPA hosts a national collaborative innovation center, three key laboratories of the Ministry of Education and one Shanghai key laboratory, and computational physics platform, micro-nano machining and testing platform and other public platforms.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV (including a publication list), a research statement, a research plan and two reference letters. For other inquires please send an email to

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School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
No. 800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai 200240, China