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Recruitment of Overseas High-level Talent

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Introduction to the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP)

The Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) invites applications for permanent staff positions at all levels. IHEP is a comprehensive research laboratory for particle and astroparticle physics, accelerator physics and technology, radiation technologies and applications, as well as for nuclear analytical techniques and interdisciplinary research.

Working at IHEP are over 1,500 full-time staff, as well as over 900 postdocs and graduate students. Particle physics is a very collaborative and very international field, and we have partnerships and experimental collaborations with dozens of universities and research institutions across China and the world.

See below for information on positions and the application process. For more information, please also see: http://english.ihep.cas.cn/.

I.    Preferred Research Directions

  • Particle physics and nuclear physics
  • Theoretical physics
  • Accelerator and neutron physics
  • Astronomy and astrophysics
  • Synchrotron radiation and applied research
  • Nuclear technology and applications
  • Computer science

II. Positions and Requirements

Position #1: Academic Leader

Requirements:

a)  Possess broad international influence in one’s academic field and grasp key technologies; be able to solve key technological problems; be an academic and technical leader; possess S&T leadership ability and organizational ability;

b)  Should not be over 50 years old as of Jan. 1 of the application year; in special circumstances, this requirement may be relaxed;

c)  Ph.D. degree; experience as a full professor or in an equivalent position at a well-known overseas university, research institute, or research arm of a large corporation; exceptional candidates overseas with experience as an associate professor or in an equivalent position may also apply.

Modes of support:

a)  Will be hired as a researcher and Ph.D. supervisor;

b)  Start-up research funds of RMB 6–16 million;

c)  Living allowance of RMB 2 million;

d)  Special circumstances will be handled on a case by case basis.

Position #2: Outstanding Young Overseas Talent

Requirements:

a)  Position will be funded by the National Natural Science Foundation’s Outstanding Young Scientist Fund (Overseas); applicant should not be over 40 years old as of Jan. 1 of the application year;

b)  Ph.D.; in general, applicant should have at least three years of continuous experience in a formal teaching position or research position at an overseas university, research institute, or corporate research entity; for individuals with a Ph.D. from an overseas university and outstanding achievements, the above requirement about length of work experience is negotiable;

c)  Research or technological achievements recognized within the field; potential for being an academic leader or outstanding talent in the field;

d)  Candidate should not yet have returned to work full-time in China, or, if so, only after Jan. 1, 2023; upon receiving notification of funding, grantee must resign overseas employment or have no work overseas and must work full-time for not less than three years. 

Modes of support:

a)  Individual will be hired as a researcher or assistant researcher; specially qualified candidates may be hired as a “distinguished young researcher” and Ph.D. advisor;

b)  Start-up research funds of RMB 3–9 million (including national funding);

c)  Allowance for living expenses of RMB 1 million;

d)  Special circumstances will be handled on a case by case basis.

Position #3: CAS Talent Program (Young Researcher)

Requirements:

a)  Should possess excellent potential for scientific and technological innovation; have the ability to work independently as well as good teamwork skills;

b)  Should not be over 40 years old as of Jan. 1 of the application year;

c)  For overseas candidates: Not less than three years of continuous postdoctoral work experience at a well-known overseas university or research institute; this requirement is negotiable for outstanding candidates;

d)  For domestic candidates: Not less than three years of continuous postdoctoral research experience or experience as an associate professor (or in a comparable position).

Modes of support:

a)  Individual will be hired as a researcher or associate researcher; specially qualified candidates may be hired as IHEP “distinguished young researcher” and Ph.D. supervisor;

b)  Start-up research funds of RMB 1–8 million (including national funding);

c)  After CAS assessment, allowance for living expenses of RMB 1 million.

Position #4: IHEP Talent Program

Requirements:

a)  Ph.D.; five or more years of scientific research experience including during Ph.D. program;

b)  For overseas candidates: Postdoc or assistant professor experience; should not be over 40 years old as of Jan. 1 of the application year; for candidates with associate professor or comparable experience, should not be more than 45 years old;

c)  For domestic candidates: Should possess assistant researcher or associate professor (or comparable level) experience; should not be more than 40 years old; for those with researcher or full professor experience, should not be more than 45 years old;

d)  Exceptions may be made for extremely well-qualified candidates in engineering technology.

Modes of support:

a)  Individual will be hired as a researcher or associate researcher;

b)  Start-up research funds of RMB 100,000.

III.  Benefits for All Positions

  • Competitive salary and insurance package (negotiable);
  • Well-furnished apartments for rent;
  • Relocation and installation allowance;
  • Help settling down and enrolling children in pre-kindergarten through junior middle school.

IV.  Application Process

Applications should include a CV, an outline of academic accomplishments, description of current research and plans for future research. Please see contact information below. Note that we accept applications year-round.

Contact Information

Office of Human Resources, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 19 (B) Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing 100049, China

E-mail: lianggj@ihep.ac.cn

Tel: (86) 10-88238366

Company

IHEP image

The Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), a Chinese Academy of Sciences research institute, is China’s biggest laboratory for the study of particle physics. We want to understand the universe better at the most fundamental level—from the smallest subatomic particles to the large-scale structure of the cosmos. We also want to use the knowledge and technology that comes from our research for the good of humanity. As well as theoretical and experimental research into particle and astroparticle physics, we have a broad range of research in related fields such as accelerator technologies and nuclear analysis techniques. The institute also provides beam facilities for researchers in other fields of study.  

Why work for us
Working at IHEP are more than 1,400 full-time staff, 600 postdocs and graduate students. Particle physics is a very collaborative and international field, and we have partnerships and experiment collaborations with dozens of universities and research institutions across China and worldwide.

We have doctoral programs in six scientific fields, as well as engineering doctoral programs in nuclear technology and computer technology. We also offer five full-time professional master’s degree programs in engineering. For those at a later stage in their careers, we offer formal postdoctoral training in physics and in nuclear science and technology.        

Recruitment objectives
Based on the needs of the research areas and the disciplines development of IHEP, we are now publicly recruiting overseas outstanding talents and scholars of relevant disciplines who possess research abilities and innovation awareness.

What we are looking for
We are always looking for more scientists and engineers, at all career stages, to join us in exploring this amazing universe. Whether you are a student, postdoc or established career scientist, why not consider bringing your skills to IHEP? There are long- and short-term opportunities available in our world-class research programs, including high-energy physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, synchrotron radiation, and advanced accelerator physics.


Location 
Beijing, China

Number of employees
1400+

Main areas of research
Experimental particle and nuclear physics, theoretical physics, astronomy and astrophysics, nuclear technology, multidisciplinary research, accelerators, neutron physics, and condensed-matter physics

Positions recently recruited for
Postdoctoral, tenure-track, research, senior research

Desired degree & disciplines
Minimum 2.1

How to apply
Contact lianggj@ihep.ac.cn

Closing date
All year round 

Contact
E-mail lianggj@ihep.ac.cn
english.ihep.cas.cn

Company info
Website
Telephone
+86 10 88238366
Location
19B Yuquan Road
Shijingshan District
Beijing
100049
China

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