Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology (ISPAT: Peking University) – Fellowships in Space Physics

October 15, 2018, from Richard Morton

The Institute of Space Physics and Applied Technology (ISPAT) at Peking University in Beijing is seeking applicants for Boya Postdoctoral Fellows in Space physics, to conduct original research addressing the origin, acceleration, transport, and wave-particle interactions of suprathermal and energetic particles at the Sun, in the interplanetary medium, and/or in the planetary magnetosphere. The successful candidates will analyze in situ and remote-sensing measurements related to suprathermal and energetic particles from Wind, ACE, STEREO, RHESSI, Parker Solar Probe, Van Allen Probes, MMS, etc.. The candidates are also expected to publish papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, present results at scientific meetings and workshops, and perhaps support the development of space-borne energetic particle instruments.

The appointment will be for two years, renewable for a third year subject to a performance evaluation and the availability of funding.

Salary: 300,000 Chinese Yuan (CNY) plus benefits of health, welfare and housing

Start date: September 1 2019 to July 1 2020

Requirements: (1) a PhD degree in physics, space physics, plasma physics, astrophysics or a related discipline, completed or expected by effective date; (2) previous research experience in space plasma physics, solar and heliospheric physics, or magnetospheric physics, related to suprathermal particles (preference may be given to candidates also with experimental hardware experience in these fields); (3) expertise in scientific programming, e.g., in IDL and FORTRAN.

Qualified applicants should submit a CV (including a full publication list), brief summary of research experience, plan of future research, and two confidential letters of recommendation (including one from the applicant’s Ph.D. supervisor), to Linghua Wang ( and Qiugang Zong (

The application deadline is December 15, 2018.