Postdoctoral Researcher, International Business School

Hangzhou, China
£17,983.50 to £41,961.50 converted salary* plus start-up fund and housing subsidies etc.
18 Mar 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

ZIBS is situated at the International Campus, Zhejiang University, in the city of Haining, 80 miles southwest of Shanghai and 50 miles northeast of Hangzhou. The International Campus is the major initiative of the University’s internationalization strategy.

As our newly founded business school, ZIBS has accelerated ZJU’s global aspirations and is set to become a leading one in the era of new economy. ZIBS is headquartered in the Yangtze River Delta, a hub of innovation and one of the world’s most dynamic regions. Our vision is to become a leading global ecosystem with business education as one of our core pillars, and with a particular focus on new technologies, new economy and new finance. We believe that by successfully fulfilling our responsibilities as global educators, new generations of business leaders and entrepreneurs will in turn fulfil their social responsibilities and contribute to the wellbeing of business and society as a whole.

I. For more information about mentors: 

Dr. Ben Shenglin


Personal page: https://person.zju.edu.cn/benshenglin  

Research interests:

International Finance; New Finance (Internet Finance, FinTech, Entrepreneurial Finance); Global Business 

Dr. Ben Shenglin is the Professor & Dean of International Business School, Zhejiang University (ZIBS) and Dean AIF (Academy of Internet Finance), Zhejiang University. Prior to joining Zhejiang University in May 2014 as a Professor, Dr. Ben spent 20-years (09/1994-04/2014) in China and abroad with ABN AMRO, HSBC, and lastly JP Morgan Chase, where he served as China CEO, JP Morgan Chase Bank. Dr. Ben is the founder and Director of the International Monetary Institute, Renmin University of China and the president of Beijing Frontier Institute of Regulation and Supervision Technology. He is also the founder and chairman of Zhejiang Association of Internet Finance, the industry association of global fintech hub – Zhejiang Province. He serves as a Counselor to Zhejiang Provincial Government, a Standing Committee member of CPPCC Zhejiang and Vice Chairman of its Economic Commission. He currently serves as a board member of leading companies including CICC and China Construction Bank. 

Dr. David Wen


Personal page: https://zibs.zju.edu.cn/eng/faculty/dr-wen-wu.html

Research interests: Financial Technology and Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Blockchain; Digital currency 

Dr. Wen obtained his doctor’s degree in Computer Science from Oxford University. He worked in the top 500 companies of Fortune magazine in Japan and the United States. He also has rich experience in global digital currency, blockchain, innovation and entrepreneurship, international organizations, standardization, and other industries. Dr. Wen is a national distinguished expert of the Organization Department of the Central Committee and once served as the chairman of the legal digital currency focus group of the International Telecommunication Union. At present, Dr. Wen’s main research directions are RMB internationalization, world change, digital economic infrastructure, cross-border digital trade, etc. 

Dr. Lei Linan


Personal page: https://person.zju.edu.cn/leiln  

Research interests: Innovation Strategy of Hidden Champion; Managerial Cognition and Strategic Decision-making 

Dr. Lei Linan has joined International Business School in July 2020 as an assistant professor, and served as the academic director of the iMBA program, deputy director of the International Research Center for Hidden Champions. Dr. Lei has been engaged in the research on innovation and strategic management, especially the catch-up and beyond of hidden champions in manufacturing under the context of digitalization and globalization. Based on the systematic analysis of the role of managerial cognition to the organizational adaptations in a dynamic environment, Dr. Lei has proposed the strategic configurations for firms to achieve sustainable competitive advantages. She has led research projects granted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. She also published 13 articles in leading journals like Management and Organization Review, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Asian Business & Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Chinese Management Studies, 1 monograph, and 4 book chapters in Springers, Oxford University Press, etc. 

II. Required Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. degree from a prestigious university or a research institution in China or overseas, with a background in digitalization and FinTech, new industry and new technology management, international economics, and finance.
  2. Ability to independently conduct high-level research, outstanding academic performance and potential, diligence and self-motivation, strong sense of responsibility, and good team spirit;
  3. Fluent in English;
  4. Under age of 35; 

III. What we offer

The posts will be located at ZIBS in Haining and the contract of employment will be held with Zhejiang University.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, compliant with policies for postdoctoral recruitment in Zhejiang University.

ZIBS provides an excellent research environment and opportunities for international academic exchange. 

IV. How to apply

Applicants shall send the application to: zhulinzl@zju.edu.cn with the title of “ Position + Name + Mentor ”. The applications will be submitted to ZJU for review after being approved by the mentors and the school.

Application materials:

  1. Your CV
  2. Certificates of education experience
  3. A summary of your research experience to date.
  4. Two references from experts in your scientific field (one from your PhD supervisor) 
  5. Contact Information

We welcome inquiries from potential applicants!

Contact Person: Ms. Zhu

Email: zhulinzl@zju.edu.cn

Tel: +86-571-87572366

Website: http://zibs.zju.edu.cn/