USTC, Hefei

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Application deadline:
Contact: Yi-Fu Cai (
Job category: Postdoc/Fellowship
Research field:
Astrophysics, General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
More information:
ID: 3031


The particle cosmology group at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) invites applications for up to two postdoctoral positions to start in the fall of 2017. Successful applicants will join an exciting group working with Dr. Yi-Fu Cai, Dr. Wen Zhao as well as extensively interact with other groups exploring the topics of large scale structure, galaxy formation and evolution, active galaxies, stellar astrophysics, high energy astrophysics and observational cosmology. We have strong ties to the theoretical/particle physics groups.

Candidates in the following fields are preferred, but any outstanding experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include:
1) CMB data analysis/simulations;
2) early universe models and perturbation theory;
3) primordial gravitational waves;
Applicants are encouraged to directly contact me to learn more about the position descriptions and research duties.
USTC is among the top-ranked universities in China and is committed to provide strong support to postdoctoral researchers, including comfortable salaries starting from 140000 RMB (considering an extremely low daily cost in the local area) and startup research/travel grants starting from 100000 RMB, medical insurance, etc. More information can be found at ( or in Chinese at (
The appointment is awarded for two years and could be extended for up to 6 additional years (with a title of non-tenure research associate professor) contingent on performance and funding. Promotions to tenure positions (full professor, associate professor) are also expected for candidates with outstanding performance.
Applicants should have a PhD degree by the end of 2017. To apply, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests, and arrange for at least three reference letters to be sent to Dr. Cai, Yi-Fu with an subject as "Postdoc Search at USTC/Your Name" by email ( by March 31, 2017. The positions are open until filled, but materials should arrive by the deadline to ensure full consideration.