CBI Research & Knowledge Exchange

Assistant Research Fellow


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99378 RMB to 146825 RMB per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is seeking to recruit an Assistant Research Fellow in [Green Chemical and Energy/Life Science and healthcare/Intelligent Manufacturing]




Your key responsibilities include:


  • To contribute to the production of research reports and publications, translating research proposals for internal academics for bidding for various domestic funding scheme, and etc
  • To support the administrative work for academics in the centers, and to support the operational work for CBI.
  • To support the research activities and events, such as international conferences, research seminars, public lectures, workshops, etc. organized by CBI, Research Groups and Research Centres, and support the external engagement with relevant stakeholders and developing the potential research collaborations.
  • To undertake supervised research which may include planning, preparing, setting up, conducting and recording the outcome of experiments and fieldwork, developing questionnaires and conducting surveys within the framework of an agreed programme.


About You

  • You should have a good understanding of research proposal production and a proven track record of supporting to undertake research activities 
  • You should have an excellent proposal translation skill, especially from English to Chinese
  • You should have excellent organizing and communication skills


About Us

Join a unique British University in China. The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Located in Ningbo, this award winning campus offering a UK style education has grown to establish a student body of over 8,000 in just 16 years.

As a key initiative of UNNC, the Nottingham Ningbo China Beacons of Excellence Research and Innovation Institute (hereinafter referred to as the "China Beacons Institute"), Jointly established by the Ningbo Municipal Government and the University of Nottingham in 2019, embodies a fusion of cutting-edge scientific discovery, world-leading talent cultivation, and dynamic strategic partnerships with the aim to address pressing global challenges and catalyse societal transformation.

Leveraging the unique “Ningbo-based and global-oriented” advantages of UNNC and its proven research strengths, China Beacons Institute aspires to create a world-class scientific and technological innovation platform with innovative research, research achievement transformation, technology transfer and talent cultivation, supporting Ningbo's initiative to build a leading innovative city.

By localising the advanced technological and innovative resources of the “Beacons of Excellence” originated from the UNUK, China Beacons Institute is well poised to pursue and deliver impactful research through commitment to the four "ins", namely international, interdisciplinary, innovative, and interactive, seeking to serve as a focal point of intellectual and academic endeavour in Ningbo and beyond.

China Beacons Institute is well known as “being international” especially in the area of its research collaboration and talent recruitment.  The assistant research fellow will play a key role in supporting international researchers to be localised and support the international collaboration settled in local Ningbo. The role holder is responsible for supporting academic staff on the research activities, application/proposal translation and support staff to apply for funding & scheme as well as working with other professional service teams on events organization.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

This is a permanent post that you will be offered a fixed term contract initially of 3 years with a probation of 6 months with University of Nottingham Ningbo China with effect from 1 August 2024 or as soon as thereafter. We are committed to providing competitive employment packages while supporting the wellbeing of our staff to help them reach their full potential.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit an application via our on-line application system before 20 May 2024 at: https://jobs.nottingham.edu.cn/183644

Only on-line applications made at (http://job.nottingham.edu.cn ) will be accepted. Referees will be contacted prior to interview and interviews will take place in Ningbo China.




Informal enquiries regarding these vacancies may be addressed to Ms Liping TaoInterim Director of General Office at email: liping.tao@nottingham.edu.cn. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 881800008732


Equality and Diversity

University of Nottingham Ningbo China is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff. It is our intention to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age*, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, trade union membership, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.

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Jim Greer
Chair Professor in Engineering Physics
Year after year I see how the university provides a high degree of support for everyone within their three campuses. Notably, UNNC also offers excellent research and teaching seed funding, Ph.D. scholarships, conference grants, and other incentives that make a big difference, enabling academic staff to ‘ramp up’ quickly after their appointment.