CBI Green Chemicals and Energy

Research Fellow in Heterogeneous Catalysis


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263673 RMB to 371012 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 two Research Fellows in Heterogeneous Catalysis in China Beacons Institute (CBI).


Your Responsibility

Your key responsibilities include:

  • To develop research objectives and proposals for own and/or collaborative research area.
  • To plan and conduct research using recognised approaches, methodologies and techniques within the research area.
  • To analyse and illuminate data, interpret reports, evaluate and criticise texts and bring new insights to research area.
  • To write up research work for publication and/or contribute to the dissemination at national/international conferences, resulting in successful research outputs.
  • To identify opportunities and assist in writing bids for research grant applications. Prepare proposals and applications to both external and/or internal bodies for funding, contractual or accreditation purposes.
  • To build relationships with both internal and external contacts in order to exchange information, to form relationships for future collaborations and identify potential sources of funds and/or opportunities for collaboration.
  • To co-ordinate the operational aspect of research networks, for example, arranging meetings and updating websites etc and contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues in area of research.


About You

  • You should have PhD degree or near to completion of a PhD in chemical engineering/chemistry/environmental enginnering area or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience in research area.
  • You should have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clarity on complex information.
  • You should have experience in research area of catalysis/porous materials.
  • You should have ability to creatively apply relevant research approaches, models, techniques and methods.
  • You should have ability to assess and organise resource requirements and deploy effectively.
  • You should have ability to build relationships and collaborate with others, both internally and externally.


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 10,000 in just 19 years.

Over the past UNNC has been striving to build a positive interaction with the urban development of Ningbo, providing better facilitation of social and economic development as its mission. We are now extending the University of Nottingham’s ‘Beacons of Research Excellence’ programme into Ningbo to provide global solutions to local challenges. In April 2020, the Management Committee of Ningbo National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) and the Zhejiang Wanli Education Group signed the Implementation Agreement to co-establish the Nottingham Ningbo China Beacons of Excellence Research and Innovation Institute (CBI).

China Beacons Institute aims to establish a world-class scientific and technological innovation platform with innovative research, research achievement transformation, technology transfer and talent cultivation, by which to fully support and driving the industry development of Ningbo. Focusing on Intelligent Manufacturing, Green Chemicals and Energy and Life Science and Health Care, the “Beacons of Excellence” perfectly matches with the development strategy of Ningbo. To expedite the development of China Beacons Institute, it is looking for professional, trustworthy administrative staffs with a passion for grow together with the Institute.

Your Remuneration, Benefits and Support

You will be offered a fixed term contract initially with University of Nottingham Ningbo China with effect from May 2024 or as soon as thereafter and will work at China Beacon Institute. 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.

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.


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.