Postdoctoral fellowships at Tsung-Dao Lee Institute

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Number of Positions Available
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Job Description

The Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) in Shanghai, China ( invites applications for the T. D. Lee postdoctoral research fellow positions in the areas of cosmology, galaxy formation and evolution, galaxy clusters, laboratory astrophysics and gravitational wave astronomy. We welcome highly motivated applicants who have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree or expecting one prior to starting the position, in astrophysics or a related field. The initial appointment is for 2 years with possible renewal up to 4 years. We offer an annual salary of 300k RMB (~45k USD) and heavily subsidized housing options through the co-sponsor Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).

Current faculty members of the TDLI astronomy division include Yipeng Jing (senior fellow, division head), Xiaohu Yang, Haiguang Xu, Zhengming Sheng, Liejia Qian, Pengjie Zhang (associate fellows), and Dong Lai, Yuexing Li, Ue-Li Pen, Yongzhong Qian, Daniel Wang, Zheng Zheng (visiting fellows). The astronomy division works closely with the astronomy department of SJTU ( and gets access to its resources, including the data access of DESI, PFS, SKA and the AliCPT CMB experiment, and major observational facilities such as Subaru, CFHT, MMT, Magellan and JCMT, directly or through collaborations. Available computing resources include our institute computer cluster with 1000 CPU cores, a SGI with 256 cores and 4T shared memory, access to the SJTU supercomputer with 5000 CPU cores, and to national supercomputer centers with higher capacity. The TDLI astronomy division also works closely with its particle physics division.

TDLI, initiated by Prof. Tsung-Dao Lee (Nobel Prize in Physics 1957), is a newly established national research institute and the current director is Prof. Frank Wilczek (Nobel Prize in Physics 2004). SJTU is the contractor and trustee of TDLI and is in charge of the operation of TDLI. TDLI has an internationalized environment with English as its working language, and invites candidates of all nationalities.

For full consideration, applicants should submit a CV, a brief research statement and a list of publications to [email protected], before January 15, 2019. At least three letters of recommendation should be sent to the same address before the deadline. For other inquires, please contact prof. Pengjie Zhang ([email protected]). The search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2018 Oct 15
Application Deadline
2019 Jan 15