2018 Recruitment for Global Talents International Center of Future Science at Jilin University

Employer
International Center of Future Science, Jilin University
Location
Changchun, Jilin (CN)
Salary
Salary Negotiable
Posted
April 27 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The International Center of Future Science (ICFS) was established in 2016 on the basis of the International Talent Recruitment Center, which was co-founded by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China and Jilin University. Focused on the newest development of international science and technology and oriented to the major demands of global development and expansion, ICFS is dedicated to the great mission of exploring the unknown and promoting human cognition. With the aim to bring out epoch-marking academic thoughts and new outstanding interdisciplinary results, ICFS has been established to carry out scientific research in the highest standards by gathering teams of top-ranking scientists from all over the world in the fields of chemistry, physics, materials, electronics, biomedicine, etc.  As a key talent zone where scientists have unique opportunities for their research, ICFS enjoys preferential policy support and excellent development platform from both the Chinese government and Jilin University. Currently, ICFS has six research teams working on different research areas, including Advanced Energy and Environmental Materials, High-Pressure Science and Technology, Translational Immunology, Millimeter Microwave Technology and Applications, Advanced Metallic Materials, PaleoChemistry and PaleoEvolution of Ancient Life.

Research teams of ICFS are composed of international distinguished scientists and leading talents from Jilin University in relevant fields. ICFS supports frontier science research and applications of technological research in the fields of creation and transformation of new matter, materials genomic engineering, intelligence manufacturing, strategic advanced electronic materials, dark matter and cosmic rays, earth observation and navigation, cloud computing and big data, biomedical materials for repair and replacement of organic tissues, stem cell transformation, precision and digital medicine, etc. The Strategic Advisory Committee of ICFS holds the responsibility for strategic planning and supervising of center activities, which is formed from Nobel Laureates and world-leading scientists in related research fields, and the Academic Committee provides guaranteed intellectual talent and support for management decision-making and major scientific breakthroughs of the center, which is comprised of members of American and European national academies of sciences as well as academicians of CAS & CAE.

Open positions in ICFS

1. Chief Scientists

1.1 Responsibility

Each research team is led by a Chinese Chief Scientist and a Foreign Chief Scientist. Chief Scientists shall focus on the development in cutting-edge sciences and technologies in the world and the demands of national major strategies. Chief Scientists shall make strategic plans for the establishment and development of their research teams. With the aim to build up international top-level research teams, chief scientists shall apply for national key scientific research projects, lead the research teams to achieve remarkable achievements in their research areas, and help young team members apply for national talent projects.

1.2 Qualifications and Requirements

Chinese Chief Scientists should be (1) the Academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Engineering, or (2) the recipients of Innovative Talents Long-Term Project of National Thousand Talents Program, or (3) Changjiang Scholars of Ministry of Education of China, or (4) the recipients of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars.

Foreign Chief Scientists should be (1) the recipients of the Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Fields Medal, or (2) the members of European or US National Academy of Sciences and Engineering, or (3) the recipients of Foreign Expert Projects of Thousand Talents Program, or (4) the tenured professors of top universities/institutions in the world.

The appointment period for Chief Scientists is 5 years. Chinese Chief Scientists shall be full-time employees of Jilin University. Foreign Chief Scientists shall work at least 5 consecutive years with no less than 2 months each year at ICFS.

1.3 Compensation Package and Support

(1) The annual salary would be $125,000~$190,000. In addition, a performance-based bonus is offered, which could be as high as the annual salary. Housing benefits, insurance, medical treatment and welfare provided by ICFS are in accordance with the relevant policies of the government and university.

(2) The Faculty Apartment is available at preferential rent.

(3) ICFS will provide preferential policies for post-graduate students recruitment.

(4) Initiation funds, laboratories, and research assistants will be provided in accordance with the discipline and work demand.

(5) ICFS will help the spouses of Chief Scientists find their jobs in Jilin University. The children of Chief Scientists will get the entrance into the kindergarten, primary school, middle school, and high school affiliated to Jilin University.

2 Distinguished Scientists

2.1 Responsibility

Distinguished Scientists shall conduct cutting-edge and original research, aiming to make great breakthroughs in frontier sciences and to solve key problems for the global development of human society. Distinguished Scientists shall organize the application for the national key scientific research projects to support their research.

2.2 Qualifications and Requirements

Distinguished Scientists should be (1) the members of Chinese, European and American academy of sciences and engineering, or (2) the recipients of Innovative Talents Long-Term Project of National Thousand Talents Program, or (3) Changjiang Scholars of Ministry of Education of China, or (4) the recipients of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, or (5) the tenured professors of world leading universities and research institutions.

Distinguished Scientists shall sign a full-time working contract for 5 years upon recruitment.

2.3 Compensation Package and Support

(1) The annual salary would be $95,000~$190,000. In addition, a performance-based bonus is offered, which could be as high as the annual salary. Housing benefits, insurance, medical treatment and welfare provided by ICFS are in accordance with the relevant policies of the government and university.

(2) The Faculty Apartment is available at preferential rent.

(3) ICFS will provide preferential policies for post-graduate students recruitment.

(4) Initiation funds, laboratories, and research assistants will be provided in accordance with the discipline and work demand.

(5) ICFS will help the spouses of Distinguished Scientists find their jobs in Jilin University. The children of Distinguished Scientists will get the entrance into the kindergarten, primary school, middle school, and high school affiliated to Jilin University.

3. Future Scientists

3.1 Responsibility

Future Scientists should have great innovative ability and the potential to become leading scientists in relevant research areas. Future Scientists shall apply for higher-level talent programs and participate the application for the national key scientific research projects.

3.2 Qualifications and Requirements

The Future Scientist should be the recipients of (1) National Thousand Youth Talents Program, or (2) National Program for Support of Top-notch Young Professionals of China, or (3) Excellent Young Scientists Fund of China, or (4) Changjiang Youth Scholars Program of Ministry of Education of China.

The Future Scientist shall sign a full-time working contract for 5 years upon recruitment.

3.3 Compensation Package and Support

(1) The annual salary would be $55,000~$95,000. In addition, a performance-based bonus is offered, which could be as high as the annual salary. Housing benefits, insurance, medical treatment and welfare provided by ICFS are in accordance with the relevant policies of the government and university.

(2) The Faculty Apartment is available at preferential rent.

(3) ICFS will provide preferential policies for post-graduate students recruitment.

(4) Initiation funds, laboratories, and research assistants will be provided in accordance with the discipline and work demand.

(5) ICFS will help the spouses of Future Scientists find their jobs in Jilin University. The children of Future Scientists will get the entrance into the kindergarten, primary school, middle school, and high school affiliated to Jilin University.

4. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

4.1 Responsibility

Postdocs shall carry out full time research under the guidance of their supervisors. They shall apply for the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, collaborate with their colleagues in relevant research projects, and publish papers in high-profile journals.

4.2 Qualifications and Requirements

The applicants should hold a doctoral degree granted by world-renowned universities or research institutions. In principle, the applicants should be under 35 years old.

4.3 Compensation Package and Support

(1) The annual salary would be $45,000~$60,000. Insurance, medical treatment and welfare provided by ICFS are in accordance with the relevant policies of the government and university.

(2) The post-doctoral apartment is available at preferential rent.

(3) Laboratories and research assistant will be provided in accordance with the discipline and work demand.

      

Introduction to research teams in ICFS

 

Advanced Energy and Environmental Materials (AEEM). Facing the global sustainability issues arising from the rapid industry development and population increase, our research team endeavors to design materials and devices to address energy and environmental challenges, especially in the fields of energy conversion and storage, alternative fuel technologies, and environmental science. The research activities involve development of high-performance catalysis, exploration of novel materials and chemistry for advanced energy storage and conversion, and unraveling atomic scale correlations among the synthesis, structure, and property of materials, such as nanoporous materials and metal nanoparticles for catalysis, metal oxide semiconductors for photoelectrical and photocatalytic processes, and inorganic-organic hybrid devices for multiple applications. To accelerate the function-led discovery of new materials, our research features the combination of multidisciplinary methods and techniques, such as high-throughput computational methods, combinatorial experimental strategies, state-of-the-art operando characterization approaches, and big data techniques, etc.

The AEEM team is led by Prof. Jihong Yu, Academician of the CAS and TWAS, and the director of the International Center of Future Science. Her research interest is in the creation of functional porous materials for sustainable chemistry. She has co-authored over 300 SCI papers in Science, Sci. Adv., Nat. Commun., Chem, J. Am. Chem. Soc., and Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., etc., obtained over 20 authorized Chinese Invention Patents, and edited 7 books. She was the winner of the National Prize for Natural Science, IUPAC Distinguished Women in Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Award, Bau Family Award, and the Prize for Chinese Youth Woman Scientists, etc. Currently, she serves as the Associate Editor of Chem. Sci. (RSC), and Editorial Board Member of many prestigious journals. She is a Council Member of International Zeolite Association and Chinese Chemical Society, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She has been awarded 15 research grants by National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program), National Key Research and Development Program of China, and NSFC for Creative Research Team, etc.

Scientists with multidisciplinary background, such as chemistry, physics, materials, electronics, and computer science, are welcome to join the AEEM team as Distinguished Scientists, Future Scientists, or postdocs. Contact: Prof. Jihong Yu (jihong@jlu.edu.cn).

High-Pressure Science and Technology (HPST). Pressure is a fundamental thermodynamic variable that can be used to control the properties of materials, because it reduces interatomic distances and profoundly modifies electronic orbitals and bonding patterns. It is thus a versatile tool for the creation of exotic materials not accessible at ambient conditions. Our research areas cover a range of exciting topics. We develop CALYPSO structure prediction method for attaining structures of materials with the only given information of chemical compositions, and the developed method will be used to explore theoretically high-pressure chemistry and physics for a broad range of materials. With the aid of advanced theory, we also conduct cutting-edge high-pressure experiments towards the actual synthesis of new functional materials (such as superhard, superconductive and thermodynamic materials) under high pressure. We develop ultrahigh-pressure experiment technique for attaining ten million atmospheric hydrostatic pressures that can be used to achieve the holy grails of high-pressure research (i.e., metallization of hydrogen), and understand composition and structure issues of earth and other planets. Our ultimate goal is to establish new theory and scientific rule that are not accessible at ambient conditions.

The HPST team is led by Prof. Yanming Ma, Changjiang Scholars Distinguished Professor, and dean of College of Physics in Jilin University. His research interests mainly focus on the development of simulation methods on prediction of atomistic structures and first-principles calculations of electronic structures for a large system (e.g., systems containing 1 million atoms), and exploration of exciting physics of condensed matters under high pressure. He and his team have developed an efficient CALYPSO method and its same-name code for structure prediction based on swarm intelligence algorithm. He has published over 300 papers in refereed journals, some of which appearing in top-profile journals including Nature, Nature sub-journals, Phys. Rev. Lett., J. Am. Chem. Soc. etc, with 10,000+ citations. Prof. Ma received several prestigious awards (e.g., Distinguished Young Scientist Award, China Youth Science and Technology Award, The Second Class Prize of the State Natural Science Award, etc.) in China, and “Jamieson Award” from the international association for high-pressure science and technology and “Walter Kohn” Prize from ICTP and Quantum Espresso Foundation. He serves as the Associate Editor of Comp. Mater. Sci. (CMS), and Editorial Board Members of many prestigious journals (e.g., J. Chem. Phys.).

Scientists with multidisciplinary background, such as physics, chemistry, materials, electronics, and computer science, are welcome to join the HPST team as Distinguished Scientists, Future Scientists, or Postdocs. Contact: Prof. Yanming Ma (mym@jlu.edu.cn).

Translational Immunology (TI). Translational immunology is a concept coming from translational medicine, the essence of which is to deeply investigate the role of immune system in controlling or facilitating the progress of immune relevant diseases, and develop novel immunological intervention strategies to treat the diseases. Specific areas that our research mainly focus on: Developing effective strategies for inducing allo- and xeno-transplant tolerance; Investigating mechanisms of xenograft rejection by innate immune responses; Generating “humanized” pig organs for safe and effective xenotransplantation; Uncovering mechanisms of tumor-induced immunosuppression; Developing tumor microenvironment-targeted cancer immunotherapy; Establishing humanized mouse (e.g., PDX) models for preclinical cancer immunotherapy; Developing humanized autoimmune disease animal models for investigating immunopathogenesis and testing therapeutic interventions of human autoimmune disease; Structural and molecular mechanism of target epigenetic proteins in immunobiology and immunological-relevant diseases; Study of the role of chromatin modifications and molecular interactions in epigenetic control of gene expression; Structural mechanism-guided rational design and development of novel small molecule compounds targeting epigenetic proteins in gene expression.

The TI team is led by Prof. Yongguang Yang, Expert of “The Recruitment Program for Innovative Talents”, Professor and Director of Institute of Translational Medicine of the First Hospital of Jilin University, Director of Institute of Immunology of Jilin University, Chief Scientist of the International Center of Future Science of Jilin University, and Director of National-Local Joint Engineering Laboratory of Animal Models for Human Disease. His research interest is in the transplantation immunology, tumor immunology, stem cell immunology, humanized animal model development and has published over 100 SCI papers in these fields. He is currently a PI on 5 grants, including National Program on Key Basic Research Project (973 Program), Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, Program for Changjiang Scholars and Innovative Research Team in University, etc.

Scientists with multidisciplinary background, such as medicine, molecular biology, immunology, nanomedicine, stem cells, pharmacy and animal model development, are welcome to join the TI team as Distinguished Scientists, Future Scientists, or postdocs. Contact: Prof. Yongguang Yang (yongg@jlu.edu.cn).

Advanced Metallic Materials (AMM). Titanium in the 21st century has emerged as a promising metal with excellent properties and abundant reserves. Titanium alloys exhibit high strength, excellent corrosion resistance and high heat resistance. In order to solve the problems of high cost, low dosage and poor formability of Titanium and Titanium alloys, the advanced metallic materials research team adopts the powder metallurgy preparation technology and applies Titanium and Titanium alloys in the fields of aerospace, automobile and biomedicine. Our research areas include the preparation of low-cost, high-performance Titanium and Titanium alloys by powder metallurgy; the preparation of high-performance Titanium alloy fasteners by powder metallurgy; the thermomechanical processing of large-size Titanium alloy aviation components. The goals of our team are to reduce the production cost of Titanium and Titanium alloys, to develop Titanium alloy powders for conventional powder metallurgy and 3D printing, and to promote the applications of powder metallurgy and near net-shape manufacturing technology of Titanium alloy in the fields of aerospace, automobile and biomedicine.

The AMM team is led by Prof. Huiyuan Wang, the Distinguished Young Scholars of China and the dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering of Jilin University. His research interests mainly lie in the fields of non-equilibrium solidification and microstructural control of light alloys, etc. He has dedicated himself to the development of novel light alloys for advanced structural applications, especially designing alloy compositions, controlling the solidification microstructure, rolling process and recrystlallizaiton as well as superplastic deformation behavior of both novel and commercial Mg and Al alloys. His research and findings have led to 126 publications in SCI journals such as J. Mater. Chem. A, CrystEngComm, Scr. Mater, etc, with non-self-citations amounting to 1550 times. Prof. Huiyuan Wang has been awarded the Distinguished Young Scholars of China (2016), Changbai Mountain Scholar of Jilin Province (2014), National “Top 100 Doctoral Thesis” (2007), Distinguished Experts of Jilin Province, New Century Talents Program (2007), The Prominent Youth of Jilin Province (2007) etc. He now serves as the Editor Board Member of Scientific Reports and Journal of Materials Science & Technology. He has presided research projects funded by The National Nature Science Foundation of China, 1 by The 863 High Technology Project, 1 by The 973 Project (sub-item), 1 by National 12th Five-Year Plan, etc.

Scientists with multidisciplinary background, such as materials, physics and chemistry, are welcome to join the AMM team as Distinguished Scientists, Future Scientists, or Postdocs. Contact: Prof. Huiyuan Wang (wanghuiyuan@jlu.edu.cn).

PaleoChemistry and Paleoevolution of Ancient Life (PacPal). The evolution of life on Earth and where we come from is one of the most important topics of human inquiry and the focus of modern scientific research, with great potential social impact and international influence. The PacPal research team is using emerging interdisciplinary fields in chemistry and physics together with paleobiological and geological approaches in order to focus its attention on the inorganic and organic remains of the fossils and the surrounding matrix. PacPal research is wide-ranging, using interdisciplinary research for studies of early life all the way to the origins and evolution of dinosaurs and mammals. Our approach involves many basic and applied sciences, including but not limited to paleobiology and earth sciences, chemistry, physics, archaeology, environmental sciences, evolution, and computer graphics. This holistic approach to the study of the remains of extinct organisms and the environment in which they lived and were preserved has great promise for important future discoveries. PacPal is, therefore, using state of art science and technology to resolve some of the most fascinating mysteries in the evolution of life. The impact of this integrative approach is a deeper understanding of life on this Earth.

Professor Timothy D. Huang, is a Tang AoQing chair professor of Jilin University, an honorary visiting professor of ChongHsing University, National Geographic Society Scientific Explorer, a chemist, and a USA patent inventor. As an internationally known interdisciplinary paleochemist, he has published many academic and science popularization articles, as well more than twenty books in various fields of Chinese Computing, Scientific Hypnosis, and Paleontology. He is deeply involved in research related to dinosaur embryology and parental care as well as other related topics. Together with Academician Robert Reisz introduced research into “Dinosaur Embryology” in 2013 as a cover paper of Nature and continues expanding his quest for innovative approaches to the study of ancient life. He has successfully employed various spectroscopic, laser, synchrotron and nuclear energy sources to combine paleontology and chemistry into PaleoChemistry, and plans to uncover secrets hidden inside and surrounding the fossil remains of ancient organisms. PaleoChemistry as employed by Professor Huang, not only elevates conventional paleontology to a new higher standard but also opens a new door for chemistry.

Professor Robert R. Reisz is a Tang AoQuing chair professor of Jilin University, Distinguished Professor of Paleontology at the University of Toronto, Canada, Distinguished Chair Professor of ChongHsing University and the National Central University of Taiwan. Fellow of the AAAS, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Humboldt Foundation. An internationally known paleobiologist, he has published over 300 papers and refereed abstracts, including more than a dozen papers in the top journals Nature and Science, as well as in PNAS, ARES, TREE, on a range of topics dealing with the evolution and paleobiology of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and their distant, ancient relatives. The results of his research program have been frequently highlighted in the media worldwide, and included in textbooks. His research into the embryology, development, and growth has revolutionized our understanding of the initial stages of dinosaur evolution. His recent venture into the study of the internal, tissue and cellular level structure and design of vertebrate skeletons and teeth has been extended, in collaboration with Professor Huang into the studies of preserved organic remains, and their impact on our knowledge of evolutionary patterns and processes. For example, their joint interdisciplinary research program has been able to identify the best sources for the recovery of organic remains within 195 million-year-old fossil dinosaurs, and points to new directions for the in situ in loco search and study of proteins, lipids, and other compounds.

Scientists in multidisciplinary approaches to scientific inquiry, and with background and experience in chemistry, physics, materials, electronics, computer science and graphics, earth sciences, life sciences and paleobiology, are welcome to join the PacPal team as Distinguished Scientists, Future Scientists, or postdocs. Contacts: Prof. Robert R. Reisz (robert.reisz@utoronto.ca) and Prof. Timothy D. Huang (timd_huang@yahoo.com)

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