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Location: Shanghai, China

Postdoctoral positions at Fudan University, Shanghai, China

The newly established gravity and high energy astrophysics group at Fudan University (Shanghai, China) has several postdoctoral positions to fill as soon as possible. We are looking for candidates with interest/experience in X-ray astronomy, black hole binaries, AGN, and any theoretical issue concerning astrophysical black holes. Preference may be given to candidates with not more than 2-3 years of postdoctoral experience. Graduated students who expect to receive soon the doctoral degree are also encouraged to apply. The positions are available from as soon as possible and the initial appointment can be for 1, 2 or 3 years, with the possibility of an extension. Salary and benefits are negotiable.

Interested candidates should send their CV (including, among other things, date of birth, contact details of 2-3 referees, and possible starting date), short statement of research interests and/or experience, and publication list to cosimo.bambi[AT] Please arrange also 2-3 recommendation letters to be sent separately to the same email address. If electronic submission is not possible, application material may be sent via regular mail to:

Cosimo Bambi
Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Theresienstraße 37, 80333 Munich, Germany

Inquires can be sent to cosimo.bambi[AT]

Review of applications will start immediately and shortlisted candidates will be contacted as soon as possible. There is no deadline and applications from outstanding candidates are welcome at any time.

Further details:

Fudan. Fudan University is located in Shanghai and it is one of the most selective and prestigious university in China. The Department of Physics is growing quickly and the members of the group will be able also to interact with people at the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory.

Salary. The salary is negotiable and depends on the qualification of the candidate. The net salary for postdocs with overseas doctoral degree is in the range 100,000-150,000 CNY/year (roughly corresponding to 1,000-1,500 EUR/month).

Housing. Fudan can provide apartments of 50-80 square meters inside the campus at very convenient rental rates (about 300 CNY/month, roughly 40 EUR/month).