Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computer Science

Ningbo, China
30 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Outline

Join a unique British University in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign University to open its doors in China. This award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 7,000 in just 12 years.

Applications are invited for the above posts in the Ningbo Nottingham International Academy for Marine Economy and Technology within the Faculty of Science & Engineering based at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China. The School of Computer Science at UNNC is part of the School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, UK, which is ranked among the top UK Computer Science departments ( The School at UNNC offers a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate computer science programmes. Supported by major research grants, the School of Computer Science at UNNC is developing strong research in areas including Big Data and Visual Analytics, Computational Intelligence, Software Implementation and Testing, and Visual Information Processing. Computer Science at UNNC is a designated strategic area for growth in the University’s Strategy 2020 Plan.

Applications are invited for 2 prestigious Research Fellowships in our Faculty of Science and Engineering to establish a new Centre of Excellence in the application of optimization and datamining as relevant to the Ningbo Nottingham International Academy for Marine Economy and Technology. Candidates will work as a member of a growing team to establish state of the art laboratory facilities, to develop technology transfer opportunities with local and international companies and to supervise and carry out innovative research.



  • PhD in Information Technology, Computer Sciences and related disciplines;
  • Proven ability to undertake scientific research ;
  • Deep understanding of different programming languages;
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written);
  • Good organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Experience of dealing with complex and specialist technical issues related to optimization,  datamining and modelling;
  • Committed positive and proactive approach to customer care;
  • Must be able and prepared to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work flexibly and to provide some out of hours support;
  • Ability to work under own initiative and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure;
  • Attention to details;
  • Can-do attitude;


  • Good methodical and analytical skills;
  • Good time management and reasoning skills;
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform fundamental computer science research for the development of new algorithms and systems as relevant to the marine economy and related areas;
  • Work with clients to optimize models and processes for a particular application especially in the transport industries;
  • Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students and provide training in research and laboratory methodologies and protocols;
  • Manage projects to agreed schedules and outputs;
  • Develop research proposals, project reports and research publications;
  • Present proposals to clients and funding agencies;
  • Disseminate results at scientific meetings and sponsor visits;
  • Work with IP specialists to protect and exploit research discoveries;
  • Work proactively to create new opportunities for business growth through new research and training partnerships.

How to Apply

Please send job application with the following documents before the closing date:

  1. UNNC Application Form (please download from here); 
  2. Cover Letter;
  3. CV.

Contact Person: 

Please kindly note that all documents should be completed in English and in Word/ PDF format.

Late or incomplete application will not be considered to be shortlisted.

Please send application and enquiries to

The closing date for an initial review of applicants will be Friday 2 July 2017. The post will remain open until filled.