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

Position ID:University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)-Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences-RF [#22142]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Subject Area: Quantum Information Science / Theoretical Quantum Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/07/20, finished 2023/01/02)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Title: Postdoctoral Researcher positions in quantum theory/information at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available at the Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Science (IFFS), University of Electronic Science and Technology China (UESTC) located in Chengdu, China. UESTC is one of the top research universities in China, while Chengdu is a thriving city with modern amenities served by a highly connected metro system, high speed rail and two airports. Cost of living in Chengdu is also affordable. For reference, a 2 bedroom apartment near the city center costs about 3500 to 4000 yuan per month.

The positions are generally for two years, but can be renewed for up to six years depending on research performance. Candidates who are broadly interested in the area of quantum information science are encouraged to apply. Some suggested research topics may include: (i) NISQ algorithms, (ii) Quantum metrology, (iv) Nonclassical quantum resource theories, and (v) Quantum information of complex many-body systems. This list is not intended to be exhaustive and candidates with other research interests are also welcome. Hired postdoctoral researchers are highly encouraged to form their own research directions and collaborate with both local and international researchers.

Eligibility Criteria:

a) Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Quantum Physics or a related field.

b) Ability to speak and write English is necessary for this role.

c) Applicants have to be less than 35 years old.

We offer:

i) A two year contract with a one year probationary period, which is renewable up to a maximum of six years.

ii) Basic salary range from 200,000 to 300,000 yuan per annum. Graduates from top universities worldwide can apply for a fellowship which brings the total salary up to 400,000 yuan per annum. Feel free to enquire if you are eligible for this fellowship.

iii) There is also a variable bonus that depends on research performance.

iv) Free/subsidized housing near campus.

v) 10,000 yuan per annum travel subsidy which can be used to travel back to your home country (for non-chinese citizens).

Applications should be sent to Prof Bobby Tan ( They should include a CV w/ publications list and a short research statement describing your intended area of research. Letters of recommendation will also be requested from candidates who are shortlisted for an interview. Online interviews are expected to begin from September 2022 and will be conducted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be informed. Requests for further information can also be directed to the same email address.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Studies, No.4, Section 2, North Jianshe Road, Sichuan Chengdu China. Postal code: 610054