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Deadline: 2021-01-20
Location: Hefei, China

Postdoc position in gravity, gravitational waves and cosmology at USTC, Hefei, China

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at University of Science and Technology of China, expected to start in the autumn of 2021. The position is for gravity and cosmology, broadly defined, and candidates working gravitational waves are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) is a top university in China (eg,, which hosts about 7 faculty members working on gravity and cosmology, and many others working on formal theory, particle phenomenology and astrophysics, in either the Modern Physics Department or the Astronomy Department.

The postdoctoral position is for 2 years and renewable for a 3rd year, contingent on funding and the postdoc’s research performance. The annual salary of the position is from 170,000 to 250,000 CNY, depending on qualifications. Generous international travel funding will be provided, and the postdoc is also entitled to various university benefits, including social and health insurances, housing subsidies, etc. Exceptional candidates will be also considered for the Distinguished University Fellowship, which carries a salary top-up of 50,000 to 150,000 CNY per year.

Candidates are invited to send their CV, publication list, a short statement of research interests and to arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Prof Shuang-Yong Zhou (zhoushy[AT] For enquiries, also contact (zhoushy[AT]

The position is open until filled, but full considerations will be given to applications submitted before January 20, 2020.

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