Job Openings for Global Talents —— Institute of Fundame- ntal and Frontier Sciences , University of Electronic Science


1. Introduction to the university and the institute

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), located in Chengdu, is one of the national key universities sponsored by the national 'Project 211' and 'Project 985' directly under the Ministry of Education. Chengdu, known as 'the Land of Abundance' and 'the Hometown of Panda', is the center of economics, culture and transportation in Western China. The Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences (IFFS) was established in June, 2014 in order to attract experts in the areas of fundamental and frontier research, implement its vision for a high-level research-focused university, strengthen its innovative capability and enhance its international academic impact. IFFS is also recognized as the 'Special Academic Zone' of UESTC.

Supported by preponderant disciplines, IFFS will carry out fundamental researches focusing on: Quantum Information, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry.

As the 'Special Academic Zone' of UESTC, IFFS adopts advanced management mode in line with international standards (PI and post-doctoral fellows form up research teams) and assessment mechanism with a long period (long-term international academic assessment). We are always trying our best to provide scholars with excellent working conditions to ensure the development of research, including research funds, competitive salary and benefits. IFFS hopes to gather excellent scholars both domestic and abroad to build the institute into an innovation-oriented center for international talents, with top academic achievements.  

The faculty of IFFS is currently composed of 36 experts. Among them, there are 1 Academician of China Academy of Sciences,4 Nobel Prize Honorary Professors, 3 Global Experts of the 1000 Talent Program, 2 Global Experts of the Short-term Foreign 1000 Talent Program, 8 Global Experts of the 1000 Talent Youth Program, 1 scholar with National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Talent ,4 Yangtze River Scholars, 2 Highly Cited Researchers from Thomson Reuters, 3 Elsevier Highly Cited Researchers, and 4 national academicians from developed countries.

IFFS has already built Research Centers for Quantum Information Science, Research Centers for Mathematics and Physics, Research Centers for Chemistry.

Excellent talents both domestic and abroad are warmly welcomed to IFFS, UESTC.

2. Positions

A. Leader of Research Center

Professors of well-known universities all around the world, Yangtze River Scholars, scholars with National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Talent, Global Experts of the 1000 Talent Program, the Chief Scientists of 973 National Project, who can develop research teams in accordance with subject characteristics and research plans.

B. Research Center PI

Global Experts of the 1000 Talent Youth Program, scholars with Science Found for Outstanding Young Talent, Experts of Young Talent Support Program, Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers, Elsevier Most Cited Chinese Researchers, scholars with National 100 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation, who are cooperative, excellent in leadership and able to lead research teams in accordance with subject characteristics and research plans.

C. Outstanding Youth Talent

Outstanding young scholars under 40 years old, shall possess a PhD degree granted by prestigious domestic and overseas universities, teaching or research positions in overseas prestigious universities, institutes or enterprises. Overseas working experience for at least three years is also required.

3. Remuneration

IFFS offers competitive annual salary, research start-up funds and housing allowance besides the national compensation and benefits. research funds, offices, labs and research assistants with overseas experiences will be provided as well. In addition, IFFS will provide additional research support from 'Fundamental and Frontier opening funds' depending on the specific circumstances.  

4. Talents plan

1) 1000 Talents Plan (Full Time)

Requirements and Responsibilities

A. Full professor or an equivalent research position in well-known universities, research institutions, and famous enterprises is required for the candidate;

B. The candidate must hold a PHD degree in world-class universities or institutes home or abroad;

C. The candidate should be under the age of 55;

D. The successful candidate needs to work in China for at least 3 consecutive years.

Salaries and benefits

A. Competitive annual salary will be provided according to the working time in UESTC;

B. lump-sum subsidy of ¥1,000,000 will be provided by the central budget (tax exemption).

2) 1000 Talents Plan (Short Term)

Requirements and responsibilities

A. Full professor or an equivalent research position in well-known universities, research institutions, and famous enterprises is required for the candidate;

B. The candidate must hold a PHD degree in world-class universities or institutes home or abroad;

C. The candidate should be under the age of 55;

D. The candidate should be leading investigator or academic leader in his or her research field;

E. The successful candidate needs to work for at least 2 months in China every year for 3 consecutive years.

Salaries and benefits

A. Competitive annual salary will be provided according to the working time in UESTC;

B. Lump-sum subsidy of ¥500,000 will be provided by the central budget (tax exemption). The wage will be paid monthly.

3) Global 1000 Youth Experts Program(Full Time)

Requirements and responsibilities

A.The candidate must hold a PHD degree in world-class universities or research institutes home or abroad, and have teaching and working experience in prestigious overseas universities or research institutes for more than 3 years;

B. The candidate should be under the age of 40;

C. The candidate should currently hold a full-time teaching or research position in overseas world-renowned universities, research institutions, or companies;

D. The candidate should be outstanding talent among the peers in his or her research fields and possess great potential to be academic and technology leaders;

E. The successful candidate needs to work full time in China.

Salaries and benefits

A. No less than ¥400,000 annual salary;

B. Lump-sum subsidy of ¥500,000 (tax exemption) will be provided by the central budget;

C. ¥1,000,000-¥3,000,000 scientific research funds subsidized by the central government;

D. ¥500,000 subsidized by Sichuan Province (available upon application);

E. ¥1,000,000-¥3,000,000 scientific research funds subsidized by UESTC;

F. ¥500,000-¥800,000 subsidized by UESTC to purchase house property in Chengdu.

4) 1000 Talent Plan for Foreign Experts (Full Time)

Requirements and responsibilities

A. Only for non-Chinese Professors and foreign Distinguished Professors;

B. The candidate should meet the standards of “1000 Talents Plan”;

C. The candidate should be under the age of 65;

D. The successful candidate needs to work in China for at least 9 months each year for 3 consecutive years.

Salaries and benefits

A. Competitive annual salary will be provided according to the working time in UESTC

B. ¥1,000,000(tax exemption) and ¥3,000,000-¥5,000,000 scientific research funds subsidized by the central budget;

C. Medical care and pension security provided by the Chinese State Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs for successful candidate;

D. ¥200,000 research funds subsidized by Sichuan Province (available upon application) ;

E. Scientific research funds subsidized by UESTC; 

F.The government will provide special policies and benefits to those who entitled“1000 Foreign Experts Plan” regarding visa, residence, medical treatment, insurance, accommodation, tax and salary etc.

5) 1000 Talent Plan for Foreign Experts (Short Term)

Requirements and responsibilities

A. Only for non-Chinese Professors and foreign Distinguished Professors;

B. The candidate should meet the standards of “1000 Talents Plan”;

C. The candidate should be under the age of 65;

D. The successful candidate needs to work in China for at least 2 months each year for 3 consecutive years.

Salaries and benefits

A. No less than ¥500,000 will be subsidized by the central budget( tax exemption);

B. Scientific research funds subsidized by UESTC;

C. The successful candidate will receive special treatment on exit and entry administration, application for residence, medical treatment, house purchase, and tax policy provided by local government.

6)Distinguished Professors of Yangtze River Scholar Program(Full Time)

Requirements and responsibilities

A. The candidate must hold a PHD degree and under the age of 47;

B. Full professor or an equivalent position is required for domestic candidate; associate professor position required for overseas candidate, and the successful candidate should report to duty within one year after the contract is signed.

Salaries and benefits

A. Competitive annual salary will be provided according to the working time in UESTC

B. An annual bonus of ¥200,000 will be subsidized by the central budget for the first five years; 

C. Scientific research funds subsidized by UESTC;

D. ¥200,000 research funds subsidized by Sichuan Province (available upon application).

7)Chair Professors of Yangtze River Scholar Program(Short Term)

Requirements and responsibilities

A. Full professor or an equivalent position in world-class universities abroad is required for the candidate;

B. The candidate should have great scientific attainments recognized by domestic and foreign experts in the same fields; 

C. The successful candidate needs to work for at least 2 months in China each year.

Salaries and benefits

A. A monthly bonus of ¥30,000 will be provided by the central budget for the first 3 years according to the working time in UESTC;

B. Scientific research funds subsidized by UESTC;

C. ¥200,000 research funds subsidized by Sichuan Province (available upon application).

8)Young Talent Support Program(Full Time)

Requirements and responsibilities

A.The candidate must hold a PHD degree and under the age of 35;

B.The candidate should make a figure in key areas of natural science and obtain international and domestic high professional achievements and honor. His or her achievement should be of much social influence.

Salaries and benefits

A.Competitive annual salary depending on working time in UESTC

B.The central budget will grant each “Young Talent Support Program” candidate a subsidy of  ¥1,200,000-2,400,000.

Support from Fundamental and Frontier Research Open Fund

Apart from enjoying subsidy offered by the state and the central budget, the positions above will all adopt annual salary system (the “1000 Talents Plan” (short term) and Chair Professors of “ChangJiang Scholars Program” will be paid) and the salary is negotiable. According to the actual working needs of particular talent plan candidates, the UESTC will provide corresponding funds, working and researching space. Depending on the achievements, the IFFS will provide extra support from “Fundamental and Frontier Research Open Fund” and the amount of supporting fund is negotiable.

5. How to apply

The applicant is supposed to email his or her resume (containing his or herl earning and work experience, research interest and specialty, research projects undertaken or engaged by the applicant, openly-published academic research achievements etc.) to us or contact us directly by the phone. The IFFS welcomes any visit and exchange.

6. Contact us

Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences (IFFS) of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

Talents Recruitment & International Communication Office

Tel:  +86-28-83201896

Fax:  +86-28-83201896

Contact: Cheng Quan, Ziheng Li

E-mail: iffs@uestc.edu.cn; iffsuestc@gmail.com

Website: www.iffs.uestc.edu.cn

Address:

Shahe Campus No. 4, Section 2, North Jianshe Road, Chengdu postcode: 610054

Qing shuihe Campus: No. 2006, Xiyuan Avenue, Westhigh-tech zone, Chengdu postcode: 611731


Excellent talents both home and abroad are warmly welcomed to join the Insititute of Fundamentaland Frontier Sciences of UESTC!



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