Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Astrophysics at the T. D. Lee Institute, Shanghai, China

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Deadline:  2020-12-20

Location:  Shanghai, China

The Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) in Shanghai, China ( invites applications for several T. D. Lee postdoctoral research fellow positions in all areas of astrophysics, from exoplanets, high-energy and gravitational wave astronomy to particle astrophysics and cosmology, and from theoretical and observational astronomy to instrumental/laboratory astrophysics. We welcome highly motivated applicants who have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree or expect one prior to starting the position. The initial appointment is for 2 years with possible renewal up to 1 additional year. We offer a competitive salary (minimum 300,000 RMB per pear) and heavily subsidized housing options through the co-sponsor Shanghai Jiao-Tong University (SJTU). The nominal start date is September 2021, but can be flexible.

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). TDLI supports research in high energy physics, astrophysics and quantum physics, and aims to become a top-notch physics and astronomy research institute in the world. Shanghai Jiao-Tong University (SJTU) is the contractor and trustee of TDLI and is in charge of the operation of TDLI. TDLI has an internationalised environment with English as its working language.

The TDLI astrophysics division works closely with the astronomy department at SJTU ( Current faculty members are active in exoplanets and dynamics, high-energy astrophysics, galactic/extragalactic astronomy and cosmology. TDLI has an active and growing international visiting professors program, and organises many topical workshops and conferences each year to create a scientifically stimulating environment. TDLI expects to expand significantly in astrophysics in the coming years.

Applicants should submit their applications at They should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a publication list), a research statement (three-page maximum). Three reference letters should be submitted online at the same website. For other inquires please send an email to leeastronomy[AT]

For full consideration, all application material should be received before December 20, 2020. The search will remain open until the positions are filled.

Included Benefits: The position comprises comprehensive university benefit packages for faculty, including generous housing subsidies, medical insurance and retirement benefits.