Postdoctoral Position in Black Hole Astrophysics, Shanghai, China

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Deadline:  2023-02-27

Location:  Shanghai, China

The astrophysics division of Tsung-Dao Lee Institute (TDLI) invites applications for 1-2 highly motivated and talented candidates for a postdoc position in black hole astrophysics working with Prof. Yosuke Mizuno primally focus on the theoretical/computational modeling of black holes, accretion flows and relativistic jets.

TDLI was founded in November 2016, with Prof. Tsung-Dao Lee (Nobel Prize in Physics 1957) as the Honorary Director and Prof. Frank Wilczek (Nobel Prize in Physics 2004) as the Founding Director (and the current Chief Scientist). The Current Director is Prof. Jie Zhang, a prominent physicist and the former President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). TDLI supports research in Particle and Nuclear physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Quantum physics, and aims to become a top-notch physics and astronomy research institute in the world. TDLI has an internationalised environment with English as its working language.

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, analysing and interpreting observations of relativistic jets, or theory of gravity 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 34k to 41k US dollars including housing subsidies. The start date of the appointment can be as early as Spring 2023 but not be later than September 1, 2023.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV including publication list, a research statement (< 5 pages), and arrange three reference letters to be sent directly to Prof. Yosuke Mizuno (mizuno[AT] Applications will have to be sent by February 27, 2023 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.