The Lanzhou Theoretical Physics Center (in preparation) has been operated on a trial basis since December 2020, and its predecessor was “Theoretical Physics Exchange Platform” established in 2010 by Lanzhou University. The center currently has 1 member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (part time) and 39 full-time faculties, including 2 winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund, 1 Yangtze River Scholar from the Ministry of Education, 1 Leading Talent of the National Ten Thousand Talents Program, and 1 national “Hundred, Thousand, Ten Thousand Talents Project” , 3 winners of the Outstanding Youth Fund, 2 national top-notch young talents, 1 young Yangtze River scholar from the Ministry of Education, and 2 “Young and Middle-aged Science and Technology Innovation Leading Talents” of the innovative talents promotion plan of the Ministry of Science and Technology. They are grouped into five research teams according to their research fields: condensed matter theory, quantum optics and quantum information, gravitational physics, particle physics, and statistical physics. The conveners are Professor Luo Honggang, Professor An Junhong, Professor Liu Yuxiao, Professor Liu Xiang, and Professor Huang Liang.
In order to further reinforce the development of the research team, we are now openly recruiting postdoctoral fellows in China or abroad. The specific requirements and stipend are as following:
1.Hold a doctorate degree in physics, mathematics or other related areas, (obtained no more than 5 years), or will obtain the doctorate degree soon. Have good logical-thinking skills, English-communication skills, and English-writing skills.
2. Have a solid research background in the following fields, including but not limited to: condensed matter theory, quantum optics and quantum information, gravitational physics, particle physics, and statistical physics.
3.Familiar with cutting-edge scientific researches, and well understand the research subjects to be undertaken and the problems to be solved during postdoctoral period.
4.Have published research papers in related academic journals, and are willing to devote to fundamental physics research.
5.Be able to conduct scientific research independently, cooperate with other team members, maintain academic integrity, and deal with scientific research seriously.
6. Be able to work as a full-time post-doctoral researcher, physically and mentally healthy enough to fulfill the job assigned.
Ⅱ. Stipend and benefits:
Postdoctoral stipend: Well-paid + promotion opportunity + benefits.
Based on the applicant’s scientific performance, the following postdoctoral fellowships (General or Cuiying) of Lanzhou University may be applied :
1.The stipend for “Cuiying Postdoctoral Fellowship” is between 300,000 and 400,000 yuan per year.
2.The stipend for a postdoc (general) is 162,000 yuan per year.
◎Applicants awarded by talent support programs, such as the national “Postdoctoral Innovative Talent Support Program”, the “Postdoctoral International Exchange Program”, and other talent support programs, can be directly selected as “Cuiying Postdoctoral Fellows”, and will be provided with the following support:
Besides the basic salary provided by the school, daily funds provided by the state are paid in full to post-doctoral staff monthly, and total payment can reach 500,000-600,000 yuan per year.
The school can continue to pay until the end of employment if the subsidy period has expired but still in contract with excellent performance.
For those who leave the position earlier, the remaining part of the daily funds provided by the state will be granted to the person in a lump sum
Ⅲ Promotion path:
1.During the position, the post-doctoral fellow can apply for qualifications for professional titles.
2.Qualified “Cuiying postdoctoral” and postdoctoral fellows (general) with outstanding performances can be transferred to career establishment positions in accordance with the talent introduction conditions and procedures, and awarded the corresponding housing subsidies, resettlement fees, scientific research start-up fees and other talent introduction benefits.
3.Post-doctoral fellows applying for the postdoctoral science fund or science fund at or above the provincial or ministerial level as primary applicant and being approved, according to the “Lanzhou University “Cuiying Postdoctoral” Support Program Implementation Measures”, can apply for transferring to the “Cuiying Postdoctoral Program” if they have been in the postdoctoral position for less than one year
1.The school will provide temporary accommodation.
2.The school will provide services for the postdoctoral fellows for settling down, healthcare, and children’s schooling, and help them integrate into the academic and working environment as soon as possible.
Ⅴ. Ways to apply:
1.The candidate should send his/her resume, representative research results, research plan, and 2 recommendation letters (one of which must be from candidate’s doctoral supervisor directly; applicants for Cuiying postdoctoral need 3 recommendation letters) to the Lanzhou Theoretical Physics Center (in preparation).
2.Only the applicants pass the preliminary evaluation will be notified for an interview.
About the postdoctoral co-supervisors:
①Luo Honggang, male, professor and doctoral supervisor of the School of Physics and Technology of Lanzhou University, winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2014-2017), Special appointment professor of the “Yangtze River Scholars” (2015-2019), elected as a top-notch young talent in the National Ten Thousand Talents Program in 2019. Main research directions: 1) Strongly correlated electronic systems and high temperature superconductivity, 2) Mesoscopic transport and dynamics control, 3) Density matrix renormalization group algorithm and application, 4) Light and matter interaction.
②An Junhong, male, professor and doctoral supervisor of the School of Physics and Technology of Lanzhou University, was elected as a top-notch young talent of the National “Ten Thousand Talents Program” in 2019, and was elected as an expert in the subject expert group of the Science and Technology Commission of the Central Military Commission in 2017. Mainly engaged in the research of fundamental issues of quantum physics, including quantum optics, quantum information, quantum phase transitions and non-equilibrium quantum statistical dynamics.
③Liu Yuxiao, male, professor and doctoral supervisor of the School of Physics and Technology of Lanzhou University, was elected as the leading talent of the National “Ten Thousand Talents Program” in 2020, and the winner of the National Outstanding Youth Science Fund (2016-2018), awarded as “Young and Middle-aged Leaders in Science and Technology Innovation” by the Ministry of Sciences Technology for Innovative Talent Promotion Plan in 2020. Mainly focuses on general relativity and high-dimensional space-time gravity, gauge field theory, black hole physics and gravitational waves and other related fields.
④Liu Xiang, male, professor and doctoral supervisor of the School of Physics and Technology of Lanzhou University, winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2019-2023), elected as “Young and Middle-aged Leaders in Science and Technology Innovation” by the Ministry of Sciences Technology for Innovative Talent Promotion Plan in 2019. Elected as a top-notch young talent in the National Ten Thousand Talents Program in 2015. Mainly engaged in the research of high-energy physics phenomenology, in particular, carried out in-depth research work in the field of quantum chromodynamics and hadron physics.
⑤Huang Liang, male, professor and doctoral supervisor of the School of Physics and Technology of Lanzhou University winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2015-2017). Mainly engaged in theoretical research in the fields, such as nonlinear dynamics, quantum chaos, quantum transport, and nonlinear phenomena in nanodevices.