Postdoctoral Position in Black Hole Astrophysics at TDLI, Shanghai, China

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Deadline:  2021-05-31

Location:  Shanghai, China

Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) in Shanghai, China (, 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 internationalized environment with English as its working language.

The astrophysics division of TDLI invites applications for one postdoc position in black hole astrophysics working with Prof. Yosuke Mizuno (, primally focus on the theoretical/computational modeling of black holes and relativistic jets.

Applicants should have a PhD in astronomy, physics, or other related subjects by the time of appointment. Researchers with a knowledge or experience of numerical plasma simulations, relativistic radiation transfer calculation, or analysing and interpretating observations of relativistic jets are particularly encouraged to apply.

The position is initially for two years and can be extended – depending on successful performance and availability of funds. It comes with a competitive annual salary ranging from from 35k to 45k US dollars including housing subsidies. The start date of the appointment should be later than September 1, 2021 but it is negotiable.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV including publication list, a research statement (less than 5 pages), and arrange three reference letters to be sent directly to Prof. Yosuke Mizuno (mizuno[AT] Applications will have to be sent by 31.05.2021 for full consideration, but the search will remain open till the optimal candidate is found. Applicants applied the TDLI prized postdoc positions do not need to send separate application material, except an email expressing the interest of a postdoctoral position of black hole astrophysics.