Postdoctoral Fellowship in Planetary Science

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Current state: Approved and Notify DPS Secretary
City: Beijing
State/Province: Beijing
Country: China
Contact Person: Steve Yang Liu
Contact Email: [email protected]
Institution: National Space Science Center
Application Due Date: Wednesday, May 31 2023

The planetary science group of the National Space Science Center (NSSC), Chinese Academy of Sciences seeks 2-3 postdoc applicants for positions in the filed of planetary science.

China will carry out more deep space exploration missions in the next 10 to 15 years. The fourth stage of its lunar exploration program has been approved, including Chang’e-6, Chang’e-7, and Chang’e-8. The next step of the planetary exploration program is also planed. China will implement Tianwen-2 for asteroid sample return, Tianwen-3 for Mars sample return, and Tianwen-4 for Jupiter system exploration.

The planetary science group in National Space Science Center (NSSC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is deeply involved in the lunar and planetary missions of China. We’re the scientific team members of Chang’e-4 and -5 mission as well as Tianwen-1 Mars mission. Our research fields include planetary geology, remote sensing, spectroscopy, and sample analysis. We focus on topics including the evolution of the Moon and Earth-Moon system, the geological evolution and habitability of terrestrial planets including Mars, and the composition and evolution of small bodies. We now have 12 members, including 3 professors, 3 associate professors, and 6 postdocs.

Requirement: Ph.D. in planetary science and related field, fluent in English speaking.

Length: 2 years program with a possible 1 year extension.

Salary: 250,000 RMB per year,  plus subsidy for apartment renting and one round trip flight ticket.

If you are interested, please send your CV to Prof. Steve Yang Liu. Email: [email protected]