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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 a research fellow in China Beans Institute


Your Responsibility


Your key responsibilities include:

  • Further research objectives and to assist with proposals as required for own and/or collaborative research areas
  • Planning and conducting research using recognised approaches, methodologies and techniques within the research area
  • Writing up research work for publication and/or contribute to the dissemination at national/international conferences, resulting from successful research outputs
  • Assisting and Engaging with PhD candidates undertaking research on the project
  • Undertaking other tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be required

About You

  • You should have Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clarity on complex information.
  • You should have High analytical ability to analyse and illuminate data, interpret reports, evaluate and criticise texts and bring new insights to scientific discussion.
  • You should have PhD in relevant subject area or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience in research area.
  • You should have Experience preparing materials samples for characterisation and experience with standard laboratory techniques for materials handling
  • You should have Working experience for analysing characterisation data with an aim to developing applications.


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 regular 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 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 26th May 2024 at:



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 Professor Jim Greer, at email: Jim.greer@nottingham.edu.cn. If you are unable to apply on-line please contact the Human Resources Office, Tel: 86 574 88180000-8732.  


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.