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Postdoctor in Marine Science

Sun Yat-sen University - Sun Yat-sen University-School of Marine Sciences

About Sun Yat-sen University- School of Marine Sciences-

Located in the beautiful coastal city of Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, the School of Marine Sciences (SMS) of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) was established in 2008. It enjoys a strong humanistic atmosphere and an academic-friendly environment. The development goal of SMS is “to build a school based on the South China Sea to embrace the deep sea and to establish a comprehensive marine-science discipline cluster at world-leading level.” SMS has formed its features and advantages in Physical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, and Geological Oceanography.

At present, the School has 70 all-time teachers, including 23 professors, and 43 associate professors. The School has received nearly 500-million yuan research funds in total and published more than 1,300 papers; the School provides excellent teaching and research environment for young teachers, with the support of more than ten laboratories and research platforms at the national or provincial level, the National Supercomputer Center of SYSU (TH-2 Supercomputer), the 6,800 dead-weight-ton Marine Research Fieldwork Vessels, the deep-diving submersible, large-scale sea experimentation devices, the Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory(Zhuhai), a new school building with an area of more than 60,000 square meters and other large facilities.

South China Sea Scientific Survey 

  1. Research Disciplines

Applicants with the following background are welcomed: Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Geological Oceanography.

  • Qualifications

Applicants should have obtained a PhD degree within three years; and be an outstanding doctor with comparatively high academic level and strong research abilities at home and abroad.

  1. Remunerations and Benefits

To introduce talents to SYSU, the University provides talents with competitive remunerations, work allowance in Zhuhai Campus, and other benefits, coupled with relocation allowance and relevant start-up funds. Teaching staff and their families are offered with apartments for housing, sound medical services and educational resources supported by the University’s affiliated hospital and schools.

The University provides researchers with competitive salaries, work allowance in Zhuhai Campus, and annual merit pay. If qualified, researchers can apply for a three-year extension of contract as distinguished researcher or distinguished associate researcher, or apply for promotion to associate professor or professor position.

  1. Contact

Contact: Miss Han


Telephone: 86-20-39332159

Address: Zhuhai Campus, SYSU, Tang Jia Wan, Zhuhai, Guangdong, P. R. China

Official Website:

Official Account of the School of Marine Sciences, SYSU in Wechat

Introduction of the “marine discipline cluster” in Zhuhai Campus, SYSU

Sun Yat-sen University, founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen and with an educational tradition spanning over 100 years, is a preeminent research, academic and cultural center, and the premier location for talent development in South China. Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province, Sun Yat-sen University has developed into a modern comprehensive university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tiered university nationally and a renowned university internationally. At present, the University consists of five campuses in the three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai, and Shenzhen, and ten affiliated hospitals. In Zhuhai Campus, a comprehensive “marine discipline cluster” has been established, with its research and education covering disciplines and majors such as Physical Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Geological Oceanography, Geological Oceanography, Geophysics, Deep Seabed Mineral Resources, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Deep-water Technology and Devices, Marine Resource Exploration and Development, Marine Engineering and Information, Coast and Coral Reefs Engineering, Marine History, Marine Archaeology, International Law, Oceans Law, and International Relations.

The University is now building a 6,800 dead-weight-ton Marine Research Fieldwork Vessels, which will be the largest nationally and third-largest globally and will serve as the mobile platform for observation, exploitation, and experimentation on the sea for the discipline cluster. Besides, the University, with the help of TH-2 Supercomputer, which ranks first worldwide for six consecutive times, offers strong technological supports for the establishment of the Earth System Model(ESM), access to massive data from the South China Sea Observing System (SCSOS, an observing system that provides observations on the oceanic and atmospheric state from ground-based, ocean-based, air-based and space-based instruments).

Location: Guangdong Province - China
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th July 2020
Expires: 27th September 2020
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