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Post-doctoral Fellow Position in Innovation and Intellectual Property Management

Zhejiang University - School of Management

The Institute for Intellectual Property Management (hereafter “The Institute”, at the School of Management, Zhejiang University is established in 2015. The Institute conducts research on intellectual property issues in the broad fields of innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship, including management and economics of intellectual property and policy for improving intellectual property systems. The Institute is the first of the kind specialized in the intellectual property research in a leading business school in China. It builds a strong connection to the National Institute of Innovation Management at the School of Management, Zhejiang University, which was funded by the state-sponsored "985 Program" and hosts one of the largest groups of innovation scholars in the Chinese universities. Zhejiang University is a top-three research university in China with a total research budget of RMB 4.6 Billion (US$ 644 million) in 2018. 

The Institute has an opening for a post-doctoral position carrying a three-year contract. After three years, subject to performance, the position holder may be employed as a tenure-track assistant professor in the “ZJU 100 Young Professor Program” of Zhejiang University. An assistant professor funded by the Program can be awarded a tenured position from four to six years after entering the Program. The salary for the post-doctoral position is no less than RMB 240,000 per annum and commensurate with qualifications.   

Reporting to the Directors of the Institute, the post-doctoral fellow will contribute to the design and implementation of research and training activities and policy analysis, supervision of PhD students and some other broader activities such as organization of seminars and conferences.  

The position requires knowledge of economics and management and excellent command of the Chinese or English language. Familiarity and experience with intellectual property issues will be a plus. 

Please submit a cover letter, CV and sample research papers to Co-Director of the Institute, Prof. Can Huang, at with a subject of “Post-doctoral Fellow Position at IIPM”. For enquiries, Prof. Can Huang can be reached also through phone at +86-571-88208501. Qualified candidates will be invited for interviews. 

Location: Hangzhou - China
Salary: ¥240,000
£27,396 converted salary* per annum and commensurate with qualifications
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th October 2020
Closes: 31st December 2020
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