About the University
Beihang University, also known as Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) is a major public research university located in Beijing, China. BUAA is one of the ten highest ranking engineering universities in China. It is a member of the prestigious Project 211 and Project 985 group of most elite Chinese public universities. Together with Tsinghua University, Peking University, it is widely considered to be one of the top three engineering and research universities in the capital Beijing. Nowadays, it has evolved into a university with a heavy focus on high level technological and scientific research. BUAA has 42 research institutes or interdisciplinary research centers, 11 key disciplines of the national level, and 89 laboratories. In recent years BUAA has ranked among the foremost in China in terms of funding for scientific research.
About the Center
The Center for Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures at BUAA is a newly established center with heavy and sustained research funding from the central government. A multi-disciplinary group of researchers work there. Currently several national renowned "1000 Plan" professors and "Beihang Zhuoyue" professors have joined the school and are conducting cutting edge research. The center has established strong collaborations with international top tier universities and research institutes in US, Australia and Switzerland, providing a high profile research platform for the members at the center. By addressing the national strategic development requirements, the center is carrying out extensive research in areas including innovative space structures, high performance fiber composites and structures, smart modular structures, deployable structures, 3D printing materials and structures, and etc. The center aims at becoming the top research intensive center providing solutions for the next generation of space structures and engineering materials.
About the Positions
A. Postdoctoral Research Fellow
a. PhD degree in Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering (construction materials, composite materials, and etc.) or other relevant disciplines; the PhD degree should have been obtained within 5 years;
b. familiar with composite materials (cement based or polymer based) and related manufacture methods; or familiar with material characterization testing and routine structural testing, and numerical simulation techniques;
c. at least 3 publications in international journals;
d. good verbal and written English skills;
e. experience of supervising graduate students is preferred.
a. international competing salary: the center provides full support to apply for the "Beihang Zhuoyue" postdoc position with a salary of 180,000 RMB/year. If successful, the postdoc will be promoted to Associate Professor after the first contract;
b. top-up bonus considering the research excellence and journal publications;
c. the center supports the candidate to apply national, local research grants as principle investigator;
d. opportunities of conducting collaborative research in top tier universities in US, Australia and Switzerland;
e. excellent working space and testing facilities;
f. each appointment will be for up to two years with the potential for extension.
Successful candidates are expected to conduct independent research with minimal supervision and high self-motivation, publish technical papers in international journals, and present their research work in international conferences.
B. PhD and Master Students
Full scholarship will be provided to the following candidates:
a. a bachelor/master degree in Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering (construction materials, composite materials, and etc.) or other relevant disciplines;
b. publication experience is preferred;
Top students can be promoted to principle investigator/Research Assistant Professor at Beihang University with sustained funding, or have opportunities to continue the research at international top universities in US, Australia and Switzerland.
Application documents and Procedure
An application should include a latest CV with a publication list, a research statement, and the contact information (including name, affiliation, phone number and email address) of at least two references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
For more information, please contact the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org