XJTLU

Research Fellow in Physics

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Department of Physics

SALARY:  17,615-19,772 RMB (with the opportunity to go to 22,719RMB based on performance and evaluations). 

POSITION ANTICIPATED START DATE: 1 September 2021  until filled 

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/2-year contract

University and Department Overview 

Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and 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. The university uses the English language as a medium of instruction. 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

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. Current research projects at the department can be broadly classified within the following research areas: particle physics, quantum gravity, nanotechnology, condensed matter physics, dynamical systems, theoretical physics, and astrophysics. 

We invite applications for the position of Research Fellow. The Research Fellow will collaborate with a faculty member of choice at the Department of Physics, and is also encouraged to carry out their independent research projects.  Successful candidates will show commitment to a high standard of research, and are expected to publish in top journals. 

The Department of Physics is involved in the delivery of undergraduate physics and mathematics modules at all levels, as well as the PhD programme. Limited teaching and admin duties may be assigned to the candidate as required by the department. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Conduct high-quality research in collaboration with a faculty member at the Department of Physics, leading to publications in top journals.
  • Contribute to the functioning of the department and school through limited teaching and admin duties when deemed necessary. 

Qualifications 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

We are looking for future colleagues able to collaborate with others, with an active attitude for research, and a passion for physics. 

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • A PhD in Physics or a closely related field.
  • Strong publication record
  • Fluent in English 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years of full time work experience.
  • International experience in higher education. 

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 

Please use the following link to submit your application (Requisition ID 2205): here.

A complete application package must include the following items:

  • Cover letter
  • Current CV, including date of birth and country of citizenship
  • Publication list
  • Research statement (a 3-6 page plan of future research)
  • Contact information for three references 

For questions or inquiries about the position, please contact Head of Department of Physics, Dr. M.B.N. (Thijs) Kouwenhoven at T.Kouwenhoven@xjtlu.edu.cn.

For general enquiries, please email the Recruiting Team at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn . Please quote the position and job ID (2205) in your enquiry.