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Young talents in the fields of natural science and engineering technology

Northeastern University, China
Shenyang, Liaoning, China
Competitive salary
Closing date
8 May 2024

With the centennial glory of Northeastern University shining brightly, we are building nests to attract more talents, continuing our journey from the past. To thoroughly study and implement the important spirit in the reply from General Secretary Xi Jinping to all the faculty and students of Northeastern University, and to accelerate the construction of a high-level talent team, we extend a sincere invitation to talents worldwide. We warmly welcome young talents from home and abroad to join Northeastern University, embarking on a new journey together with a century-old institution!

I. Project Orientation

The Science Fund Program for Distinguished Young Scholars of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Overseas) (hereinafter referred to as Science Fund Program for Distinguished Young Scholars (Overseas)) aims to attract and encourage outstanding young scholars from overseas (including non-Chinese foreign talents) who have achieved notable accomplishments in natural sciences, engineering, and technology to return to China for work. Science Fund Program for Distinguished Young Scholars (Overseas) allows them to independently choose research directions for innovative exploration. Its goal is to promote the rapid growth of young scientific and technological talents, nurture a group of outstanding academic leaders expected to enter the forefront of global science and technology, and contribute to the construction of a technologically strong nation.

II. Application Requirements

1. Adherence to the laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China, possessing good scientific ethics, and conscientiously practicing the spirit of scientists in the new era;

2. Born on or after January 1, 1984;

3. Hold a doctoral degree;

4. Main research direction in natural sciences, engineering technology, etc.

5. Normally, the candidate should hold a formal teaching or research position at overseas universities, research institutions, or corporate research and development organizations, with continuous work experience of more than 36 months. For those who have obtained a doctoral degree overseas with outstanding achievements, the work experience requirement may be appropriately relaxed;

6. Demonstrate research or technical achievements recognized by peers and possess the potential to become a leading figure or outstanding talent in the academic field;

7. If the applicant has not yet returned to work full-time in China or returned after January 1, 2023, after receiving the funding notification, the applicant currently employed abroad must resign from their overseas position and commit to working full-time in China for a minimum of 3 years.

III. Support and Benefits

1. Appointment as a professor with identity of a public institution personnel;

2. Eligibility for doctoral student enrollment with an adequate number of doctoral student enrollment quotas;

3. Guarantee of at least 2 postdoctoral recruitment quotas annually;

4. The national government provides research funding ranging from 1 to 3 million RMB, and our university provides accompanying research funding of no less than 2 million RMB;

5. Annual salary of 800,000 RMB, with additional research performance incentives;

6. Housing subsidy of 2 million RMB (including national and local government support);

7. Access to the highest quality educational resources from kindergarten to high school in Shenyang;

8. In accordance with relevant provincial and municipal policies and considering the nature of the applicant’s original workplace, job positions will be properly arranged within the entire province based on principles of equivalent status, professional relevance, and in alignment with the individual's academic background and personal preferences;

9. Furnish a fully decorated high-end talent apartment constructed by a well-known developer, ready for immediate occupancy;

10. Both the applicant and their family members are entitled to premium medical check-ups and healthcare services at Class 3A hospitals in Liaoning Province;

11. Priority security checks, boarding, and VIP waiting services are provided at provincial airports and train stations;

12. The applicant and accompanying individuals can enjoy free admission to 165 Class A scenic spots in the province, such as Shenyang Imperial Palace.

IV. Contact Person and Contact Information:

Contact Person: Mr. Zhao at Northeastern University Talent Work Office

Contact TEL: +86-2483688005

WeChat ID: neurencai19230426


V. Overview of Northeastern University

Northeastern University (NEU) was founded on April 26, 1923. It is situated in Shenyang, the central city of Northeast China, with a branch campus in Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province. It is one of the first batch of China’s “211 Project”and “985 Project”key construction universities. In 2017, it entered the first round of first-class universities, and in 2022, it entered the new round of "double first-class" universities. NEU has formed a multi-disciplinary system which covers philosophy, economics, law, pedagogy, literature, science, engineering, management, art and other disciplines. The university has 2 national "double first-class" construction disciplines, 3 primary national key disciplines, 4 secondary national key disciplines and 1 national key (nurture) discipline, covering 16 secondary disciplines in total. There are 80 undergraduate programs, including 15 national specialty programs, 39 national first-class undergraduate programs, 24 first-level disciplines, 121 second-level disciplines, 38 first-level master programs, 185 second-level disciplines, 5 engineering doctoral programs, 15 master's degree programs, and 19 post-doctoral research stations. The university has more than 50,000 undergraduate, master's and doctoral students. It has 4,512 faculty members, among whom 2,938 are full-time teachers. The university has 5 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 6 foreign academicians, 18 scholars who are selected into “National High-level Personnel of Special Support Program”, 23 winners of “The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars”, 16 winners of the “Joint Research Fund for Overseas Chinese Scholars and Scholars in Hong Kong and Macao”, 102 who are selected into the “New Century Excellent Talents Support Project”, and 14 who are selected into “the National Outstanding Talents Project”. The university has 4 innovation groups of the National Natural Science Foundation and 3 innovation teams of the Ministry of Education. 126 people were selected by the national Leading talent project, 84 people were selected by the national Young talent project. It has 4 innovation groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. The university has more than 100 research institutions, including 12 national science and technology bases such as national key laboratories, national engineering (technology) research centers. It has more than 100 research institutes including 2 national engineering laboratories, 1 national collaborative innovation centers and 4 collaborative innovation centers of Liaoning province. Since the 13th Five-Year Plan, the university has undertaken 9,000 science and technology projects and won more than 320 scientific and technological awards at provincial and above, including 14 national science and technology awards such as the first prize and the second prize of National Natural Science and 78 provincial and ministerial first prizes; 6,131 national patents, including 5,726 invention patents; and 36,758 papers included in the three major searches. Six new national teaching achievement awards have been added, 39 national first-class undergraduate courses have been approved, and 7 new engineering research and practice projects have been approved by the Ministry of Education. The University has been approved 3 new liberal arts research and reform practice projects of the Ministry of Education, won the first National Teaching Material Construction Award (higher education category) (one textbook), and was approved as the first school of Future Technology by the Ministry of Education.

In its history of over 100 years, the university has always adhere to the same direction of national development and national rejuvenation and formed its unique spirit: “Striving constantly for improvement and behaving in conformity with truth” and its culture: “working hard, serving the country, innovation and excellence” Historically, the teachers and students of Northeastern University were the main force and pioneers of the "December 9th movement". It has gained a number of high-level scientific research achievements, such as the first analog computer, the first domestically produced CT, the first piece of super steel, the new technology of smelting vanadium titanium magnetite, the energy-saving theory and technology of steel industry, the controlled rolling and controlled cooling technique, and the mixed intelligent optimization control technology. By establishing the first university science park in China, it has established a series of high-tech enterprises, such as the Neusoft Corporation and the Neunn Technology Inc., and formed its unique characteristics in the areas of technological innovation, technological transfer and industry-university cooperation during the construction period. Looking forward to the future, NEU is guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and will keep sticking to the principle of “cultivating outstanding personnel” and the path of “innovation, distinctiveness and openness”, NEU will stride forward unremittingly to build itself into a world-class university with Chinese characteristics, playing a leading role in the new industrialization progress in China.

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