Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position based in the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics (KIAA) at Peking University. The successful applicant will work on projects of mutual interests with Prof. Huirong Yan. Applicants with expertise on MHD simulations, plasma and/or high energy processes are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Institute is designed to be a forum for global scientific exchange and a training centre for international postdocs and students. KIAA organizes a variety of academic activities and programs to stimulate research and promote interdisciplinary interactions. The working language of KIAA is English and there is a broad mix of international faculty and postdocs. The successful candidate will be given a research budget and have the opportunities for international collaborations.

The appointment will be for two years with a possible extension to the third year upon successful performance and funding situation. The possible starting date can be as soon as July 2013, though alternative dates can be considered as well. Salary and compensation depends on qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a 3-4 page statement of current and future research interests, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Applications received before Apr 30th will receive full consideration and will continue until the position is filled.

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