PhD Studentships, post-doctoral and research scientist positions available at the Institute of Space Sciences, Shandong University, China

We cordially invite applications for PhD studentships, postdoctoral and research scientist positions at the Institute of Space Sciences (ISS), Shandong University. We expect to offer ~6 fully-funded PhD studentships, ~6 postdoctoral positions, and ~2 research scientist positions.

The applicants are expected to work with

1) Prof. Yao Chen ( on physical processes of solar eruptions. Of primary interests are coronal mass ejections, flares, accompanying particle acceleration and radio bursts.

2) Prof. Quanqi Shi ( on magnetospheric physics and solar wind–magnetosphere interaction. Of primary interests are the solar wind mass and energy transport into the magnetosphere and related processes.

3) Prof. Qinghe Zhang ( on the physics of the ionosphere and the ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling. Of particular interests are the origin and dynamical evolution of ionospheric irregularities, and ionospheric responses to space-weather events.

4) Prof. Lidong Xia ( on multi-wavelength observational studies of the fundamental processes in the solar atmosphere. Of particular interests are the physics of the solar transition region, the origin of the solar wind, and the development of coronagraph technology.

5) Prof. Bo Li ( on magnetohydrodynamic waves in the highly structured solar atmosphere. Special attention will be paid on the role that these waves play in heating localized structures such as spicules.

6) Prof. Zongcheng Ling ( on planetary spectroscopy and remote sensing. Of particular interests are the remote sensing and laboratory analogue studies of martian hydrated minerals, geochemical and mineralogical analysis of lunar materials, geological evolution and environmental changes of planetary bodies, planetary Raman and LIBS spectroscopy, etc.

For detailed information on our overseas PhD program, please visit or directly contact the supervisor you plan to work with. The postdoctoral posts are available for a fixed term of 1 year with a possible extension of up to 3 years, depending on research performance and funding availability. The position can start as early as 1 October 2016. The annual salary will be 30,000 to 35,000 US dollars, commensurate with qualification and experience.

Research scientist appointments are for 3 years, with possible extension, depending on research performance and funding availability. The annual salary is from 35,000 to 50,000 US dollars depending on qualification and experience. The post-holders should pursue independent research in close collaboration with the ISS faculty members.

The applicants of the postdoctoral and research scientist positions are expected to have demonstrated expertise in carrying out original research in solar and space physics, space weather sciences, and planetary science.

ISS is located in the scenic coastal city of Weihai, which with its considerably low living cost and wonderful beaches is regarded as one of the nation’s most desirable cities. ISS can help arrange a temporary or long-term accommodation, which is fully-furnished and in easy reach of shopping plazas, restaurants, the university campus, and the beautiful Weihai International Beach. Rent and utilities shall be paid by the post-holders.

Applications will be considered from 1 October 2016 onwards. Candidates should submit electronically a CV, a cover letter describing their research experience and interests, as well as names and contact details of two potential referees, to one of the above prospective collaborators (please also copy to Please visit the webpage ( for more information.

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