Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics

Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
Thursday, 29 April 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 31 December 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

DEPARTMENT: Physics    
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: Theoretical Physics
POSITION TITLE: Research Fellow
LOCATION: Suzhou Campus
SALARY: Based on experience and evaluations
POSITION OPEN DATE: 1st May 2021 until filled
JOB ID: 1914
CONTRACT TYPE:  Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

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/Experiences

  • 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

Please use the following link to submit your application.


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 specific enquiries relating to the position, please email Dr. Niels Gresnigt at niels.gresnigt@xjtlu.edu.cn.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to HR at Mengdie.Sun@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry. 

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