Postdoc in FinTech

  • Location: Shenzhen - China
  • Salary: ¥300,000 to ¥400,000
    £33,498.60 to £44,664.80 converted salary* annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Placed on: 3rd June 2019
  • Expires: 2nd July 2019

The University Profile

Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) was officially established in April 2012. It is a public university funded by Shenzhen city and the chair of the university council is the mayor. Shenzhen has developed from a small fishing village 40 years ago to a modern metropolitan city with more than 20 millions in population. It is regarded as China’s Silicon Valley where numerous world’s well-known corporations are headquartered here, including Huawei, Foxconn, Tencent, ZTE, BYD, etc. In the year 2017, its GDP has exceeded Hong Kong’s for the first time in history. Shenzhen has been ranked to be the No. 1 competitive city in Greater China region and No. 6 in the world, by the United Nations Human Settlements Program and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Lonely Planet has ranked Shenzhen the second most attractive city of the world for the 2019 Travel-List. 

SUSTech is a pioneer in higher education innovation of China, covering five hundred acres of wooded landscape in the picturesque Nanshan (Mountain South) area with an idyllic environment suitable for learning and scholarship. It is the unique university in mainland China where English is largely adopted as a teaching language across campus. With the strong support from Shenzhen city, SUSTech has developed rapidly and been approved to offer Bachelor, Master and Doctorate Degree programs by the Ministry of Education of China. 

SUCTech has been officially ranked among the top four universities worldwide in the Nature Index 2018 (Rising Stars) that tables the top 200 institutions of the world in September 2018. In addition, for the world’s young universities established after 1988, the Nature Index 2018 (Rising Stars) reported that SUSTech, being officially set up in 2012, was ranked as No.1, overtaking Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), which was founded in 1991 and ranked as No.9. 

According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 that is one of the top 3 well-known higher education accreditation and ranking agencies in the world, SUSTech, being ranked for the first time in its six years’ establishment history, was ranked No.8 among the listed mainland China universities. 

Postdoc Positions (and PhD Candidates)

FEBA seeks applications for postdoc positions with expertise in a broad and related field, including cross-disciplinary fields like big data/business analytics. Salary will be competitive, ranging from up to 300 or 400 thousand RMB annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. There are additional allowances provided by Shenzhen city or Guangdong province for eligible appointees, such as 1.6 or more million RMB (tax-free) for those qualified talents awarded from Shenzhen Peacock Plan. The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to updating in due time. The postdoc is a two-year contract, renewable for one additional year depending upon academic performance. (FEBA also admits PhD students in business analytics and big data application all the year around).

Salary and Fringe Benefits 

Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. SUSTech offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care and housing benefits for eligible appointees. Qualified applicants are sponsored to apply for numerous Talents Programs. Those successful applicants could receive research fund ranging from 2 to 10 million RMB and the living allowance ranging from 1.6 to 6 million RMB (tax-free) besides national incentives. The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and subject to updating by SUSTech and the funding agencies.

Application Procedure 

Application letter with a full up-to-date C.V.; one research statement and one teaching statement; transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate studies; copies of 3 selected research publications; names, emails and addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Search and Appointment Committee of FEBA, Southern University of Science and Technology, 1088 Xueyuan Avenue, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 518055, China [email : and]. 

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The University would thank applicants for the application but only the candidates being shortlisted will be notified for campus interviews.

For more information on Talents programs, please refer to the websites and

Application Process

To apply to join our team, please click the apply link below and provide the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • PhD certificate
  • Five published articles (Within the last five years)
  • Executive summary of academic achievements & proposed research or work plan (1000 words)
  • Letter of recommendation and the names and email addresses of 3 referees (university professors)