Recruitment of Post-doctoral Researchers and Research Assistants in the group of Abhishek at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University, China
From December 2019, Abhishek has established his research program (‘Energy Catalysis’ group) as a distinguished researcher and principal investigator at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), Wuhan University. The research group has been committed to providing unique solutions to mitigate climate change through heterogeneous catalysis, valorization of C1-feedstock, and advanced characterization (for details: (i) https://www.enecat.com/ (ii) http://gdyjy.whu.edu.cn/info/1082/1709.htm). The research group is currently funded by the Wuhan University's start-up grant, the National Natural Science Foundation of China as well as two international institutions to conduct energy-related research.
The group is currently looking for ambitious young talents, post-doctoral researchers (at least 2) and research assistants (at least 2), who are available to join the group within the next few months. All these advertised positions are sponsored by international institutions, and hence, the prospective candidates will work in a global environment. Application and resume should be sent to Abhishek (Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject of the email indicating "Post-doctoral Application" or "Research Assistant Application".
1. Eligibility Criteria
1.1. In general, all candidates must have relevant knowledge and degree in Chemistry or Physics or Material Science or Chemical Engineering or any related subjects.
1.2. Post-doctoral Researchers: Recent Ph.D. graduates or a Ph.D. thesis to be defended (aged under 35 years). Research Assistants: Recent Master's degree holders.
1.3. Research Experience: The candidates are required to have mandatory research experience on at least one of the following topics: (a) Heterogeneous catalysis (thermal solid-gas phase), (b) Electro-synthesis or Electro-catalysis, (c) Zeolite synthesis, (d) Solid-state NMR spectroscopy, (e) CO2-capture.
1.4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as good and reasonable command of the English language.
1.5. Strong sense of responsibility, proactive, good team spirit, ability to work in a collaborative environment, and risk-taking ability will be appreciated.
2. Key Responsibilities
Conduct and design daily research activities in the laboratory, writing and processing research-related documents, project and collaboration management, independent troubleshooting ability.
3. Recruitment Process
3.1. Interested candidates are requested to send resume and cover letter to Abhishek (Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)
3.2. All candidates should specifically mention the research topic they wish to work (see section 1.3).
3.3. The final decision will be communicated to the candidate within 1-2 weeks from the interview. Since externally funded positions, international partners may be consulted during the decision-making process.
3.4. Terms of employment (including salary) will be discussed during or after the interview.
3.5. After the final selection, the selected candidates should follow all entry-related formalities as per the Wuhan University's policy. Wages and benefits shall be implemented under the relevant provisions of Wuhan University.
4. Additional Information
4.1. Post-doctoral positions: Positions will initially be offered for two years. An internationally competitive salary will be provided to the outstanding post-doctoral candidates. Besides, post-doctoral candidates will also have access to generous travel money to attend international conferences or short research visits abroad.
4.2. Research Assistants: Positions will initially be offered for one year. Based on satisfactory performance and the candidate's willingness, the research assistant will either be recommended to research groups abroad for doing Ph.D. or will be converted to Ph.D. at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Wuhan University.
4.3. There is no specific deadline for this application, and the recruitment process will be continued until these positions are occupied.