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Senior Research Positions - IHEP, CAS, China

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Chinese Academy of Sciences - Institute of High Energy Physics - IHEP,CAS, China
Last updated
Nov 14, 2017

A. Types of Fellowship

Positions are available at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) under the following fellowship schemes:
1. “Thousand Talents” Scheme (long and short programmes)
2. “Thousand Talents” Scheme for Young Researchers
3. Chinese Academy of Sciences Pioneer “Hundred Talents” Young Researcher Scheme
4. Institute of High Energy Physics New Talent Scheme

B. Requirements

Requirements for the above positions are as follows.
1. “Thousand Talents” Scheme
The “Thousand Talents” Scheme is a national-level programme aimed at recruiting the best researchers worldwide.
- Applicants should have a PhD, normally from a university outside China, and be no older than 55 at the time of application.
- Applicants should have a professorship or equivalent position at a well-regarded university or research institute.
For the “Thousand Talents” long programme, the candidate should guarantee that from the second year of the fellowship onwards, he or she will spend at least 9 months each year at IHEP.
For the “Thousand Talents” short programme, the candidate should agree a definite research task with IHEP; the fellowship term is at least 3 years, with the candidate guaranteeing to spend at least 2 months each year at IHEP.

2. “Thousand Talents” Scheme for Young Researchers
The “Thousand Talents” Scheme for Young Researchers is a national-level programme aimed at recruiting the best young researchers worldwide.
- Applicants should be no older than 40 at the time of application.
- Applicants should have a PhD, from a university outside China, and at least 3 years of research experience outside China after graduation; or, a PhD from a Chinese university and at least 5 years of research experience outside China after graduation.
- Applicants should hold a formal research or teaching position at a well-regarded university, research institute or R&D-oriented company.
Exceptions may be made for extremely well-qualified candidates, including current research students who have made outstanding achievements in their field.

3. Chinese Academy of Sciences Pioneer “Hundred Talents” Young Researcher Scheme
- Applicants should normally have a PhD and at least 3 years of research experience at a well-regarded university or research institute outside China. For exceptional candidates, the length of research experience can be flexible.
- The application should be made within 5 years of award of the PhD.
- Applicants should have strong research achievements in their field, have potential for innovation, and be able to work well in a team.

4. Institute of High Energy Physics New Talent Scheme
- Applicants should have a PhD and at least 5 years of research experience
- Applicants holding a postdoc or assistant professor or equivalent level position should be no older than 40 at the time of application; applicants holding an associate professor or equivalent position or above should be no older than 45 at the time of application.
Exceptions may be made for applicants with engineering or technical expertise.

C. Grants, salaries and benefits

Grants, salaries and benefits for the above fellowships are as follows.

1. “Thousand Talents” Scheme
i. Appointment at senior or project leader level
ii. Competitive salary
iii. Access to medical care
iv. One-time lump sum of 1 million Chinese Yuan
v. Adequate research funding (for the long programme, not less than 3 million Chinese Yuan)
vi. Guarantee of adequate research space and equipment
vii. Support for establishing of a research group, including recruitment of “Hundred Talents” fellows
viii. Allocation of appropriate number of research students
ix. Assistance in arranging schooling for children and finding employment for spouse
x. Relocation allowance and housing assistance

2, 3. “Thousand Talents” Scheme for Young Researchers / Chinese Academy of Sciences Pioneer “Hundred Talents” Young Researcher Scheme
i. Appointment at senior or project leader level
ii. Competitive salary
iii. Personal startup grant of 600,000 Chinese Yuan (for “Thousand Talents” scheme, includes one-time lump sum of 500,000 Chinese Yuan)
iv. Adequate research funding: for “Hundred Talents” scheme, not less than 1.3 million Chinese Yuan; after 2-year appraisal, this may be followed by another 2 million Chinese Yuan; for the “Thousand Talents” scheme, grant in the range 1.5 – 3.5 million Chinese Yuan
v. Applicants can apply for an IHEP Young Talents research grant
vi. Guarantee of adequate research space and equipment
vii. Assistance in arranging schooling for children and finding employment for spouse
viii. Relocation allowance and housing assistance

4. Institute of High Energy Physics New Talent Scheme
i. Appointment at senior or project leader level
ii. Competitive salary
iii. Start-up research grant
iv. Applicants can apply for an IHEP Young Talents research grant
v. Assistance in arranging schooling for children and finding employment for spouse
vi. Relocation allowance

D. Available research topics

Research topics we are particularly seeking applicants for the above fellowships for are as follows.

1. “Thousand Talents” Scheme
Research Area Topics
Experimental Particle and Nuclear Physics Advanced particle detectors, offline software, detector calibration
Theoretical Physics Particle physics, nuclear physics, cosmology, astronomy and phenomenology (especially Higgs physics and other TeV-scale physics)
Astronomy and Astrophysics Cosmic rays (including high energy gamma ray astronomy), cosmic ray detectors, high energy astrophysics theory and observation (including compact stars, gamma ray bursts, active galactic nuclei etc), space-based astronomical instruments (including detectors, electronics and X-ray optics)
Nuclear Technology Nuclear electronics, radiation protection, molecular imaging, medical physics
Multidisciplinary Research Synchrotron radiation beamlines and experimental techniques, protein structure and function
Accelerators (Beijing and Dongguan Campuses) Accelerator physics and technology (including magnet power supplies, high frequency microwaves, vacuum, control, beam measurement, power sources, magnets and mechanical technology)
Neutron physics (Dongguan Campus) Neutron physics, radiation effects, particle transport modeling and applications, advanced particle detectors, nuclear electronics, neutron scattering and applications
Condensed matter physics (Dongguan Campus) Crystallography, macromolecule chemistry, condensed matter dynamics, computational physics and computational chemistry

2, 3. “Thousand Talents” Scheme for Young Researchers / Chinese Academy of Sciences Pioneer “Hundred Talents” Young Researcher Scheme
Research Area Topics
Experimental Particle and Nuclear Physics Pixel detectors, offline software, trigger and data acquisition, event reconstruction, data processing, detector electronics
Theoretical Physics Particle physics, nuclear physics, cosmology, astronomy and phenomenology (especially Higgs physics and other TeV-scale physics)
Astronomy and Astrophysics Cosmic rays (including high energy gamma ray astronomy), cosmic ray detectors, high energy astrophysics theory and observation (including compact stars, gamma ray bursts, active galactic nuclei etc), space-based astronomical instruments (including detectors, electronics and X-ray optics)
Nuclear Technology ASICs, anti-radiation devices, radiation protection, medical imaging (detection technology, nuclear spectroscopy, electronics, image processing, image reconstruction algorithms), accelerator applications
Multidisciplinary Research Typical environmental behavior of contaminants and toxicology, metal genomics, synchrotron radiation beamlines and experimental techniques
Accelerators (Beijing and Dongguan Campuses) Accelerator physics and technology (including magnet power supplies, high frequency microwaves, vacuum, control, beam measurement, power sources, magnets and mechanical technology)
Neutron physics (Dongguan Campus) Neutron physics, radiation effects, particle transport modeling and applications, advanced particle detectors, nuclear electronics, neutron scattering and applications
Condensed matter physics (Dongguan Campus) Crystallography, macromolecule chemistry, condensed matter dynamics, computational physics and computational chemistry
Computing Distributed computing software, middleware and hardware, data processing platforms, cloud computing and virtualization technology, massively parallel computing, massive data storage and access, computer networks and security

4. Institute of High Energy Physics New Talent Scheme

Research Area Topics
Experimental Particle and Nuclear Physics Pixel detectors, offline software, trigger and data acquisition, event reconstruction, data processing, detector electronics
Theoretical Physics Particle physics, nuclear physics, cosmology, astronomy and phenomenology (especially Higgs physics and other TeV-scale physics)
Astronomy and Astrophysics Cosmic rays (including high energy gamma ray astronomy), cosmic ray detectors, high energy astrophysics theory and observation (including compact stars, gamma ray bursts, active galactic nuclei etc), space-based astronomical instruments (including detectors, electronics and X-ray optics)
Nuclear Technology ASICs, anti-radiation devices, radiation protection, experiment testing techniques, medical imaging (detection technology, nuclear spectroscopy, electronics, image processing, image reconstruction algorithms), accelerator applications
Multidisciplinary Research Typical environmental behavior of contaminants and toxicology, metal genomics, synchrotron radiation beamlines and experimental techniques, nuclear structure materials radiation damage effects
Accelerators (Beijing and Dongguan Campuses) Accelerator physics and technology (including magnet power supplies, high frequency microwaves, vacuum, control, beam measurement, power sources, magnets and mechanical technology)
Neutron physics (Dongguan Campus) Neutron physics, radiation effects, particle transport modeling and applications, advanced particle detectors, nuclear electronics, neutron scattering and applications
Condensed matter physics (Dongguan Campus) Crystallography, macromolecule chemistry, condensed matter dynamics, computational physics and computational chemistry
Computing Distributed computing software, middleware and hardware, data processing platforms, cloud computing and virtualization technology, massively parallel computing, massive data storage and access, computer networks and security.

How to Apply

1. Personal resumes (one in English and one in Chinese preferred)

2.Three letters of recommendation by renowned experts of the field referees may send the electronic version of the letters of recommendation with their signature to the contact email provided below); At least three renowned overseas referees are required for applicants of National “Thousand Talents Program”/“Thousand
Young Talents Program”

3.Chinese Academy of Sciences’ “Overseas Outstanding Talents” Candidate Recommendation (Self-recommendation) Form or Institute of High Energy Physics’ Outstanding Talent Candidate Recommendation (Self recommendation) Form

If you are interested, please send your application materials in electronic files to the contacts provided below (please indicate on the subject of the email as: name+job category+where you’ve obtained the job information)

Contact
Huilin He, Division for Human Resources, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
E-mail: hehl@ihep.ac.cn

TEL:(86)010-88235879 Fax: (86)010-88233102
Address: No. 19 (B), Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing Postcode: 100049