Peking University, Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics

Fellowship ID:Peking University-Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics-KIAAFELLOWS2023 [#25818]
Fellowship Title: KIAA Fellowships
Fellowship Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Beijing, Beijing 100871, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Astrophysics / Astronomy
Appl Deadline:2023/11/14 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/19, finished 2024/05/18, listed until 2024/03/19)

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

The Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) and the Department of Astronomy (DoA) at Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China invite applications for KIAA Fellowships. Applicants for the PKU-SHAO Joint Fellowships should submit a separate application to: For more information on these fellowships and all other postdoctoral opportunities at KIAA, see:

KIAA Fellowships are open to applicants in any area of astrophysics. KIAA fellowships are awarded for two years, renewable for a third year subject to a performance evaluation and the availability of funding. Successful applicants are expected to carry out independent and original research in collaboration with PKU astronomers.

Astrophysics at Peking University includes a total of 23 faculty, 35 postdoctoral fellows, 80 graduate students, 120 undergraduates, and many visiting scholars. KIAA is located on the historic grounds of PKU, has English as the working language, and regularly sponsors thematic workshops and conferences to provide a platform for national and international scientific exchanges. Peking University astronomy hosts the CSST PKU Science Center, which will play a pivotal role in analysis of survey data from the Chinese Space Station Telescope.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to discuss possible collaborative projects with faculty members at either KIAA or the PKU Department of Astronomy. The cover letter should indicate whether the applicant is only interested in one of the positions or is interested in all PKU postdoctoral opportunities for which they are qualified.

START DATE: May/September/December 2024

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in astronomy, physics, planetary sciences or related fields completed or expected by the start date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. Preference will be given to applicants within 3 years of their PhD diploma. Candidates of any nationality are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, brief summary of research experience, plan of future research, and arrange for at least three confidential letters of recommendation, all to arrive by November 14. Applicants are encouraged to identify faculty members with whom they could pursue collaborative projects. All applications should be submitted at

Applicants for the PKU-SHAO Joint Fellowships should submit a separate application to:

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Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
Peking University
5 Yiheyuan Road
Haidian District
Beijing 100871
P. R. China