Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Personnel Office

1650 15338
Position ID:ITPCAS-Personnel Office-SRA [#15338]
Position Title: Special Research Assistant (Postdoctoral Fellow) Positions in 2021 at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, CAS
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Beijing, Beijing 100190, China [map]
Subject Areas: Theoretical Physics / Astrophysics, Complex systems including applications to biology, condensed matter analogues of axions, Condensed matter theory, cosmological implications of axions, Cosmology, Electronic Structure, Fundamental interactions, General relativity, Gravitational waves, Hadronic physics, Holographic Dualities, Light-front Physics, Mathematical physics, Nanoscience, Nonequilibrium dynamics, Particle physics (theoretical and experimental), particle physics around axions, Physics of cold atoms, QCD, Statistical physics, String theory, Theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical particle physics
Physics / Astrophysics (astro-ph), Cosmology, Dark Matter, Elementary Particle Physics, Elementary Particle Theory
Nuclear Physics / Heavy-ion collisions, Lattice QCD, Nuclear and Particle Theory, Dark Matter, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear structure and reactions, Nucleon Structure and Proton Spin, theoretical nuclear
Condensed Matter Physics / AMO (Atomic, Molecular, and Optical), Atomic, Molecular, and Optical, Computational Physics, cond-mat-ex, cond-mat-th, Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic Structure, Strongly Correlated Materials, Condensed Matter Theory, Quantum Information, Theoretical Condensed Matter
Appl Deadline:2020/10/29 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/31, finished 2021/05/01)
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The Institute of Theoretical Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ITP-CAS) ( is calling for application for a few special research assistant (postdoctoral fellow) positions in 2020. Research areas include but not limited to: 1) Theoretical particle physics and nuclear physics, 2) Quantum field theory and superstring theory, 3) Gravitational theory, astrophysics and cosmology, 4) Statistical physics, theoretical biophysics and bioinformatics, 5) Condensed matter theory, 6) Quantum physics, quantum information and interaction between light and matter, 7) New areas of theoretical physics or related interdisciplinary fields.

The applicant must have obtained a Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics or other related fields and should be under 35 years old.

The successful applicant will be provided with competitive salary and renting assistance in Beijing. The most competitive applicants may be recommended to apply for the “CAS Special Research Assistant (SRA) Program”. Those who are included in the CAS-SRA Program will get a support of 400 thousand RMB per year covering the salary, insurance, research fund, etc. and may apply for the CAS talents program after finishing CAS-SRA.

The applicant is encouraged to make contact with one of the ITP faculty members ( to secure a potential cooperator. Please include the cooperator’s name in the cover letter and the cooperator’s recommendation comments in the application form for special research assistant (postdoctoral fellow) if an agreement has been reached with an ITP faculty member. The application should consist of a completed application form for special research assistant (postdoctoral fellow), at least two references sent directly by referees (one should be from the Ph.D. supervisor of the applicant), and a list of publications with citations of each paper. These files (in PDF) should be sent to Ms. Ping Shi ( The deadline for applications is December 31,2020.

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Institute of Theoretical Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences,
Zhong Guan Cun East Street 55,
P. O. Box 2735, Beijing 100190,
P. R. China
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