Faculty Positions & Postdocs at Institute of Physics (IOP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (copy)

March 18, 2024

Job Description

IOP is the leading research institute in China in condensed matter physics and related fields. Through the steadfast efforts of generations of scientists, IOP has become a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary research organization engaged in research on basic and applied physics. Its current research activities concentrate mainly on condensed matter physics, optical physics, atomic and molecular physics, plasma physics, soft matter physics, and condensed matter theory and computation physics. There are 12 laboratories and 8 centers in our research system together with a strong technical support system. More Information about IOP can be found at www.iop.cas.cn.

IOP is entering a period of rapid expansion of its research bases. We have multiple opening positions at all levels from junior Tenure-Track Assistant Professor to senior Full Professor in multiple research areas, broadly defined. We invite talented applicants who have the capacity or have exhibited the potential of running a world-recognized independent research program. In particular, IOP is making strong efforts to internationalize our faculty members from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We welcome all applicants worldwide.

Vacancies:

I. Full Professors and Chair Professors

II. Tenure-Track Associate Professors -Class A

III. Tenure-Track Associate Professors -Class B

IV. Key Technologists

I. Full Professors and Chair Professor

1. Professor or equivalent position from a well-known overseas university or research institute.

2. Principal Investigator or key contributor to research projects with significant achievements.

II. Tenure-Track Associate Professors -Class A

1. PhD degree with research experience from a well-known overseas or domestic university or research institute.

2. Assistant Professor or equivalent level.

3. Significant scientific achievements, extensive international influence, leadership ability.

4. Preferably under 40 years old.

III. Tenure-Track Associate Professors -Class B

1. PhD degree with research experience from a well-known overseas or domestic university or research institute.

2. Significant scientific achievements.

3. Preferably under 35 years old.

IV. Key Technologists

1. PhD degree with research experience from a well-known overseas or domestic university or research institute.

2. Significant technological achievements.

3. Preferably under 40 years old.

Benefits:

* Competitive salary

* Sufficient start-up funding

* Well-furnished apartments to rent

* Children to be enrolled in good schools

Preferred fields of research:

* Condensed matter theory and computational physics

* Experimental condensed matter physics

* Materials science

* Quantum information

* Energy materials

* Nano Science

* Surface sciences

* Biophysics

* Optics

* Magnetism

* Atomic and molecular physics including ultracold atom systems

* Plasma physics

* Research using large scientific facilities (Synergetic Extreme Condition User Facility, Center for Ultrafast Physical Sciences, Beijing Synchrotron Light Source, China Spallation Neutron Source, etc.)

* Applied physics (including: advanced functional materials, applied magnetism, optoelectronic and photonic devices, sensing technology, solid state refrigeration, cryogenic electronics, etc.)

How to apply

Application deadline: Four times a year

– January 31 for spring term

– May 31 for summer term

– August 31 for fall term

– November 30 for winter term

– Timely offer can be made.

Contact:

E-mail: ioprsc@iphy.ac.cn


 

International Young Scientist Fellowship

Program Profile

The Institute of Physics (IOP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) seeks applicants for its International Young Scientist Fellowship (IYSF). IOP is a multi-disciplinary research institute focusing on the basic and applied physics with a history of more than 90 years. Its current research activities concentrate on condensed matter physics, optical physics, atomic/molecular physics, plasma physics, soft matter/biophysics and computation physics. The program intends to recruit and support outstanding young researchers with exceptional prospect and to encourage ambitious collaborations between IOP and the international academia. The fellowship position is for one year and renewable up to three years.

Requirements

(1) PhD degree from a university outside Mainland China during the past five years / PhD degree from a university in Mainland China and no less than one-year overseas research experience during the past five years.

(2) Excellent academic standing with certain achievements.

(3) A good team player with strong cooperation spirit.

Salary and Benefits

(1) The annual salary is RMB 350,000 (~ $50,710).

(2) A travel allowance up to RMB 20,000 (~ $2,900) per year is offered for international or domestic conferences.

(3) Medical & health insurance package.

Application Procedure

All candidates are required to submit the materials specified as below:

(1) A detailed resume including education background, working experiences, a publication list and a proposed research plan.

(2) Three recommendation letters sent directly to the following contact by the referees. Applicants are required to choose a sponsor from the IOP faculty members and obtain his/her approval before making the application.

Application Deadline: Twice a year 

– Feb. 28 for spring term

– Aug. 31 for fall term

Notification of Fellowship Awards:

– March 31 for spring term

– Sep. 30 for fall term

Contact 

Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

P.O. Box 603, Beijing 100190, P.R.

 

China All electronic materials can be submitted via e-mail to iysf@iphy.ac.cn