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Senior Research Fellow in Materials

Sun Yat-sen University - School of Materials

1.About Us

The School of Materials of Sun Yat-sen University was founded in May 2017, with the aims at establishing a world-class School of Engineering. Taking the advantages of national “Double Tops” construction and the major development strategy of Guangdong Province, the School of Materials is built at Guangming New District, guided by the future blueprint designed for Shenzhen campus. Based on the tentative ideas of “Big Materials Science”, the School of Materials is expected to focus on National Strategic Challenges, supplemented by exploring Scientific Frontiers. 

Following the direct call to the“South China Strategy” , “one Belt and one Road” Initiative and great need of Guangdong Province for science and technology, six preponderant disciplines have been formed after years of development and resources integration, including Strategic Electric and Optical Materials, Advanced Structural Materials for Extreme Conditions, Materials Service, Protection and Fatigue, New Concept Functional Materials, Advanced Materials Manufacture, Computational Materials Science, etc.  These disciplines take the leading direction in material science, and would make great contributions to national development and the industry structure promotion in Pearl River Delta.

The School of Materials recently possesses an energetic and high-quality academic team comprised of 52 full-time faculties, including 9 professors, 27 associate professors, 2 assistant professors, 14 full-time researchers. The school currently has 316 undergraduates and 77 graduate students.


Applicants with the following background are welcomed:

Strategic Electric and Optical Materials; Advanced Structural Materials for Extreme Conditions; Materials Service, Protection and Fatigue; New Concept Functional Materials; Advanced Materials Manufacture; Computational Materials Science, etc.


Have significant academic potentials and has achieved outstanding research results by publishing no less than three outstanding academic works in principle; for those who have made particularly significant achievements, the number of their works could be less than that stated above appropriately; has worked as a postdoctor, lecturer or assistant professor in a well-known domestic or international higher education institute or research institute; and has worked as a Principal Investigator (PI) in at least one research project at the provincial and ministerial level or above (except for overseas applicants).

4.Remunerations and Benefits

I. Salary and Benefits: The University provides generous salary, research start-up fee, talent allowance, and settlement allowance. Talents working in Zhuhai and Shenzhen campuses can enjoy subsidies of the local campuses.

II. Housing Support: Talents can apply for the university's public rental housing. There are 1,200 new apartments in the Guangzhou campus; more than 1,000 new apartments and 1,500 new shared property houses in the Zhuhai campus; and 3,600 new talent indemnificatory apartments in the Shenzhen campus.

III. Quality Healthcare: There are 10 SYSU affiliated hospitals that provide high-level healthcare service.

IV. Children Education: SYSU has constructed affiliated primary and secondary schools and kindergartens in Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen campuses to provide high-quality elementary education for the children of faculty members.

V. Employee Wellbeing: Provides "sports time"; free use of sports facilities on campus; and annual health checkup. The Zhuhai campus provides meal subsidies.


Contact Person:Ming’an Deng


Tel:  86-20-83270343


Location: Shenzhen - China
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th February 2021
Expires: 31st March 2021
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