Vacancy

Vacancy 

Inquiries are welcome and should be sent to Prof. Yen Chin Ong at ycong@yzu.edu.cn


Graduate Study: We welcome students who are interested in theoretical gravitational physics (especially in black holes, holography, cosmology, and modified gravity) to apply for graduate study (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) with our group, which belongs to the School of Physical Science and Technology of Yangzhou University. Prospective students should have a good bachelor degree in physics, astronomy, or mathematics. 

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single PDF file to Prof. Yen Chin Ong at ycong@yzu.edu.cn:

(1) A full curriculum vitae, with publications (if any).
(2) Academic transcript and copy of bachelor certificate.

(3) A brief description of research interests, including future plans, not exceeding 2 pages.

In addition, 2-3 recommendation letters should be arranged to be sent to the same E-mail address. 


Postdoc: 

The areas of expertise of the candidates should be in the field of gravitation (general relativity or modified theories of gravity) and/or its applications in astrophysics, cosmology, or high energy physics such as holography. Candidates with background in other closely related fields, such as quantum gravity (broadly defined) will also be considered. Applicants should have (or expected to obtain) a Ph.D. in the relevant fields to receive full considerations.


Successful applicants will have the opportunity to collaborate with members of the center, but they are also free to pursue their own research interest. There is no teaching duty.


We offer a 2+1 year contract starting from September each year or earlier, subject to mutual agreement. The salary is competitive and sufficient for a comfortable life in the city of Yangzhou. Productive members of the center can expect to receive additional bonus in addition to the salary. Furthermore, there will be opportunity to apply for national postdoc grant.


Postdoctoral positions are usually announced on hyperspace@gu and AJO websites every fall. Applications are then processed by early December. However, applications may be sent in anytime of the time and will be processed as long as there is still vacancy available.


Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single PDF file to Prof. Yen Chin Ong at ycong@yzu.edu.cn :

(1) A full curriculum vitae.
(2) A copy of PhD certificate

(3) A publication list, with five most significant publications clearly highlighted.

(4) A brief description of research interests, including future plans, not exceeding 2 pages.

In addition, 2-3 recommendation letters should be arranged to be sent to the same E-mail address. 


About Us

The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology (CGC) is a research center founded in 2017 at Yangzhou University, in the Jiangsu Province of China. It is an initiative of the BRICS-Association of Gravity and Cosmology, with support from the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The center is currently hosted on the 3rd floor of the College of Physical Sciences and Technology building, on the scenic Slender West Lake campus. 

Contact Us

Address: No. 180, Siwangting Road, Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province, 

P.R. China 225002.

E-mail: GRcenter@yzu.edu.cn

Web: http://www.cgc-yzu.cn/