Research scholar position in Galaxy and Transient Astrophysics at NCHU

Applicants are invited for a research scholar position at the Department of Physics at National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) to work in the groups of Prof. Tetsuya Hashimoto and Prof. Yu-Yen Chang. This research scholar position is an independent researcher without any duty, who can spend 100% of his/her working time for research. The research scholar has his/her own research grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Taiwan.

Our current research is focused on galaxy formation and evolution, supermassive black holes, fast radio bursts, gamma-ray bursts, and data science. The successful candidate will contribute to research programs that aim to study galaxy astrophysics and extra-galactic transients using observational data. Candidates with relevant backgrounds and observational expertise are encouraged to apply, although all exceptional candidates in theoretical and numerical astrophysics will be considered.

Taiwan has access to world-leading telescope facilities such as Subaru/Hyper Sprime-Cam, Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (SDSS/MaNGA). Our research team has also granted time for the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope to observe fast radio bursts. The successful candidate can use such cutting-edge observational data to publish papers.

The Department of Physics at NCHU is committed to an inclusive, supportive working environment that values equality, diversity, and internationality.

The appointment will be for three years with a minimum contract period of one year, starting from 1st August 2022. Applicants should send (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) publication list, (4) research achievement (max. 2 pages), (5) research plan (max. 1 page), and (6) contact information for two references as a single PDF to by Oct. 4, 2021.

After the initial selection by our research groups, the successful candidates will be asked to prepare other forms of application, including their budget plans. The final selection will be made by a committee selected by the MOST.

For further information about our research groups, see the following URLs.
Prof. Yu-Yen Chang
Prof. Tetsuya Hashimoto

Informal inquiries can be made to Prof. Tetsuya Hashimoto ( or Prof. Yu-Yen Chang (

Tetsuya Hashimoto
Tetsuya Hashimoto
Assistant professor (NCHU)