Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tsung-Dao Lee Institute

Prize ID:SJTU-Tsung-Dao Lee Institute-PPA [#25920]
Prize Title: T.D.Lee Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics, T.D.Lee Institute, SJTU
Prize Type:Postdoctoral
Location:Shanghai, Shanghai 200240, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Astrophysics / Astrophysics
Astronomy / Astrophysics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/09/26, updated 2023/09/25, listed until 2024/08/31)

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 (but not limited to) high energy and gravitational wave astronomy, exoplanets, astrophysical dynamics, particle astrophysics and cosmology, and plasma 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 of additional years. We offer a competitive salary (minimum 312,000 RMB per year) and subsidized housing options through the co-sponsor Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). A fellow will have his/her own research fund for independent research. The nominal start date is September 2024, but can be flexible.

Applicants will automatically be considered for other postdoc positions supported by research grants, particularly in the areas that TDLI astrophysics faculty members are currently active (see ): (1) high-energy astrophysics and gravitational waves; (2) exoplanets and planet formation; (3) Particle astrophysics and cosmology; (4) Plasma astrophysics.

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, 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. The TDLI astrophysics division currently has 18 faculty members: 14 in astrophysics and 4 in plasma physics (including laboratory astrophysics). The division is expected to undergo significant expansion in the coming years. TDLI is building an array of meter-sized telescopes for exoplanets, time-domain science and cosmology.

TDLI has an internationalized environment with English as its working language. TDLI has an active visitor’s program, and organizes many topical workshops and conferences each year to create a scientifically stimulating environment (e.g. ). 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 5, 2024. 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 description.

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