XJTLU

Research Fellow In Theoretical Physics

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Physics Department

UNIVERSITY OVERVIEW:

Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and is a unique collaborative institution and first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for more than 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-led and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of master’s and PhD student numbers on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:

The Department of Physics is part of the School of Science at XJTLU. Research within the Department of Physics seeks to explore and explain fundamental aspects of the world we live in, from the smallest subatomic particles to the Universe as a whole. Ongoing research projects at the department can be broadly classified within the following research areas: particle physics, quantum gravity, nanotechnology, condensed matter physics, neuroscience, dynamical systems, theoretical physics, and astrophysics.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

The main responsibility involves conducting research in theoretical physics, in collaboration with Dr. Niels Gresnigt, with an emphasis on publishing results. Limited teaching and admin duties may be assigned to the candidate as required by the department.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

Interest and aptitude in theoretical physics. Competent communicator. Enthusiastic and motivated.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • PhD in Physics, Mathematics, or closely related field
  • Background in Theoretical or Computational Physics, or closely related field
  • Fluent in English

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Coding experience
  • Strong publication record

COMPENSATION PACKAGE:

Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s educational, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal circumstances.

CITIZENSHIP AND VISA REGULATIONS:

Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws, and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas.  Please be advised candidates over 65 may be not eligible for PRC work visa.

TO APPLY:

A complete application package must include the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • C.V.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if applicable)
  • Job market paper or representative publications/working papers
  • Contact information for three references

For questions or inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Niels Gresnigt at niels.gresnigt@xjtlu.edu.cn.

For general enquiries, please email the Recruiting Team at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.