The Department of Astronomy ( at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) invites applications for a number of postdoctoral positions to start in the fall of 2019.
USTC is among the few top-ranked universities in China and is committed to provide strong support for postdoctoral researchers. Successful applicants are expected to specialize in one of the following domains: cosmology, large-scale structure of the universe, galaxy formation and evolution, active galactic nuclei, gravitational-wave astronomy, star formation and the interstellar medium, high-energy astrophysics, extra-solar planets, astrochemistry, or astronomical instrumentation.
 Regular postdocs will receive an annual salary of 140,000 RMB at minimum and up to 180,000 RMB. The annual salary for the first two years will be 200,000 RMB under the condition that the successful applicant holds a Ph.D. from an institution ranked among top 100 globally in the QS world university rankings. The university also provides generous benefits in medical insurance, an additional housing subsidy of 1,000 RMB per month, and benefits on children daycare. All successful applicants are encouraged to apply for the USTC Youth Innovation Research Fund (100,000-120,000 RMB, with an application success rate of about 50%). Non-Chinese citizens are also encouraged to apply for the CAS-TWAS Fellowship (
Details on available postdoc advisors and their research interests are given here:
 Applicants of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. degree in astronomy, physics or a related discipline is a prerequisite for commencing the position. Successful applicants will work with one or more of the faculty members listed on the above website. Applicants are encouraged to directly contact the faculty for more about the stipend, the research duties and specific requirements. The initial appointment is two years, but may be extended to up to 6 additional years (rank promoted to non-tenure Research Associate Professor) contingent on performance and funding. Tenure promotion to associate or full professor is possible for outstanding candidates.
 Successful applicants will work with Prof. Junxian Wang ( and Prof. Yongquan Xue ( primarily on scientific investigations based on the Subaru Prime Focus Spectrograph (PFS; project, with full access to the PFS survey data that will start to flood in around 2019.
 To apply, please prepare a CV/resume, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and arrange for at least three letters of reference. All these documents are to be sent to Dr. Guilin Liu by email ( with the subject "USTC Postdoc Application/Your Name".
The positions remain open until filled, but for full consideration, all application documents should arrive by March 15, 2019.
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