Postdoctoral Positions in Astrophysics at Shanghai Astronomical Observatory

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO) is seeking to fill a number of postdoctoral positions in any area of observational, theoretical, and computational astrophysics. Research fields include AGNs and high-energy astrophysics, galaxy formation and evolution, cosmology, star formation, asteroseismology, the structure and evolution of the Milky Way, galactic dynamics, numerical astrophysics, astrostatistics, radio astrophysics (especially SKA and sub-millimeter VLBI science), gravitational wave astrophysics, and exoplanets. SHAO employs a mix of Chinese and international astrophysicists, including more than 50 faculty members, 20 postdocs, and 80 PhD students. More information can be found at

SHAO belongs to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which provides a diverse setting and research facilities, such as LAMOST, FAST etc. The institute also possesses its own facilities such as the 65-m Tianma radio telescope and excellent computational facilities. SHAO is deeply involved in SKA project, especially is pushing to construct the SKA regional science center for Asia. SHAO is the host institute of one of the four CSST science center, and leading the science developments of the two instruments, MCI and IFS, on board of CSST. SHAO is leading the study of the Earth 2.0 space mission aiming at detecting habitable Earth-like planets around solar type stars and free-floating low-mass planets with the satellite to be launched in 2026. Members of the institute are also actively involved in various international and domestic projects such as EHT, LHAASO, LAMOST, LAGER, HXMT, eXTP, JCMT, FAST, KAGRA, Taiji and LISA.

The SHAO postdoctoral fellowships are intended for active young researchers of all nationalities, and successful applicants are expected to work with one or more of the faculty members listed in the website given above. The appointment is awarded for two years initially, extendable for up to five years, and the start date is flexible. The salary is dependent on qualification and experience.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief research summary and plan, and arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly to Prof. Minfeng Gu at <[email protected]>. For full consideration, applications should arrive before December 3, 2021.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2021 Oct 01
Application Deadline
2021 Dec 03


Prof. Minfeng Gu