LAMOST Postdoctoral Fellowship


The LAMOST Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports outstanding postdoctoral scientists whose research is broadly related to the Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fibre Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) which had finished its construction in 2009 and is expected to carry out formal surveys since 2011(for details refer to: .

Applications are solicited for fellowships to begin in the fall of 2010. We anticipate offering up to 10 fellowships this year, selected by peer review. The selection committee will include experts from all areas of research in astrophysics.

The research supported by the LAMOST Fellowship Program may be theoretical, observational, or instrumental. The candidates will have some freedom in choosing the host among several institutes, including the National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC), Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), and the Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Peking University(PKU).

The salary is about 35,000 US dollars per year, with an annual research budget of 15,000 US dollars. The initial appointment will be for two years, with a likely extension of a third year, based on satisfactory performance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D., or equivalent, in Astronomy, Physics, or related field completed or expected by effective date, and a demonstrated record of research excellence. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply.

POSITION AVAILABLE: September 1, 2010

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief research plan, and at least three reference letters (all letters will be treated as confidential documents). It is the responsibility of the applicant to see that all material, including references, be sent to:

Prof. Suijian Xue
National Astronomical Observatories of China
20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District,
100012 Bejing

email submission:


CLOSING DATE: Applications received prior to December 15, 2009, will receive full consideration. Contact for further inquiries: Prof. Suijian Xue, email: