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Deadline: 2017-12-01
Location: Yangzhou, China

Postdoctoral Positions in Gravitation and Cosmology, Yangzhou University

The newly established Center for Gravitation and Cosmology at Yangzhou University, which is part of the BRICS Association of Gravity, Astrophysics and Cosmology (BRICS-AGAC) initiative among the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), invites applications for 3 postdoctoral positions.

The areas of expertise of the candidates should be in the field of gravitation (general relativity or modified theories of gravity) and/or its applications in astrophysics, cosmology, or high energy physics such as holography. Candidates with background in other closely related fields, such as quantum gravity (broadly defined) will also be considered.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate with Prof. Bin Wang and other members of the center, but they are also free to pursue their own research interest. There is no teaching duty.

We offer a 2+1 year contract starting from September 2018 or earlier, subject to mutual agreement. The salary is competitive and sufficient for a comfortable life in the city of Yangzhou. Productive members of the center can expect to receive additional bonus in addition to the salary. Furthermore, there will be opportunity to apply for national postdoc grant.

Yangzhou is a city in China’s Jiangsu province, known for its beautiful gardens. Historically it was once a major stop for the salt trade, and had been visited by Marco Polo. Our center is located in the College of Physical Science and Technology of Yangzhou University, which is situated right next to the famous Slender West Lake, a popular tourist destination nowadays, and was a favorite retreat of the Qing emperor Qian Long. In the modern days, Yangzhou received the UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme) Scroll of Honor Award in 2006, for the achievements made in “conservation of the old city and improving residential environment”.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single PDF file to Prof. Yen Chin Ong at yzucgc [at]

[1] A full curriculum vitae.
[2] A publication list, with five most significant publications clearly highlighted.
[3] A brief description of research interests, including future plans, not exceeding 2 pages.
All applications received by 1 Dec 2017 will receive a full consideration.

In addition, 2-3 recommendation letters should be arranged to be sent to the same E-mail address by the same deadline. Informal inquiries before application are welcome.