Department of Astronomy and
Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
at Peking University
|The Department of Astronomy at Peking
University and the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
(KIAA) invite applications for a post-doctoral research position
focused on studies of galaxy evolution, particularly in nearby
galaxies or the Milky Way. The successful applicant will work
on projects of mutual interest with Dr.
Eric Peng and his collaborators, pursue an independent
research program, and contribute to the scientific life of the
Department and the affiliated KIAA. Possible research programs
will use data from the Next
Virgo Survey, the ACS Virgo
Cluster Surveys, the HST/ACS
Treasury Survey, upcoming
spectroscopic surveys with LAMOST,
or from other large ground-based facilities. Applicants with
expertise in the observations or modeling of stellar populations,
galaxy dynamics, and large surveys are particularly encouraged to
Peking University is one of the premier universities in Asia, and is host to the KIAA. The successful applicant will be based at the KIAA, where English is the working language, and will participate in the rapid growth of an international center for astrophysical research. She or he will be provided a research budget, and will have opportunities to work abroad with collaborators in the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Europe.
The appointment will be for two years. Possible start dates are April, July, and October, 2013, by which point the applicant should have obtained a PhD in astronomy, physics, or a related field. Salary and compensation will depend on qualifications and experience. Interested persons may contact Eric Peng via email. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, a 1-2 page statement of current and future research interests, and arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly via email. Informal interviews will be conducted at the Long Beach AAS (although this is not required). Interested attendees should arrange to meet ahead of time. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to apply for the KIAA-PKU Postdoctoral Fellowship (AAS Job ID 43305, deadline Jan 1, 2013).
|Email inquiries and application submission:|
|Dr. Eric Peng|