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Open Rank Faculty, Principal Investigator and Postdoctoral Associate Positions

        The Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Soft Matter Science and Engineering (BAIC-SM) at the Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) was officially launched in September 2015 with grant support from Beijing municipal government for 5-10 consecutive years. BAIC-SM focuses on three major research areas: 1. Soft Matter Science, which addresses fundamental problems across the field of soft matter, including theory and simulation studies that have the potential for technological or societal impact; 2. Soft Matter in Life Sciences and Technology, focuses on naturally occurring soft matter systems, covering topics such as synthetic biology and biofuel production, investigating biological functions of ligand-receptor mediated interactions, nanomedicine and biofuel applications in industry; and 3. Soft Matter in Functional Materials Science and Engineering, focuses on the use of soft materials that have a well-defined function built into the building blocks comprising the systems with electronic, photovoltaic or thermoelectric properties. The Center aims at setting up an international hub in Soft Matter research and education, playing a leadership role globally in selected areas of soft matter research. 
        We invite applications for full-time faculty positions and part-time principal investigator (PI) positions with a contract term of 3-5 years. The positions are open rank. Junior scientists interested in full-time faculty positions are especially encouraged to apply.
        In addition, several postdoctoral associate positions are available at aforementioned research area with two years appointment and possible extension depending on funding and performance. 

Positions qualifications:
1. Full-time faculty and part-time principal investigator (PI):
(1) A PhD degree in related fields; 
(2) Post-doctoral training is preferred;
(3) Excellent track record in research;
(4) Good communication skills;
(5) Applicants for part-time PI positions are also required to have a national and international scholarly reputation; good grant funding records; outstanding leadership skills in leading a research group, department or school.
The successful applicants for full-time faculty and part-time principal investigator (PI) position will:
(1) Establish and maintain a productive, independent and competitive, extramurally funded research program that promotes promising research initiatives related to soft matter science within the Center, work in collaboration with other faculty within the Center and other colleges at BUCT.
(2) Provide expertise and support to soft matter related research conducted by faculty and students at BUCT. 

2. Postdoctoral Associate Position:
Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. degree in biology, biophysics, biochemistry, chemical engineering, physics or a closely related field.  
Position salary and benefits:
The Center offers successful candidates an exceptional scientific atmosphere in a dynamic and growing international environment. The Center also provides generous startup packages, competitive salaries, and relocation and fringe benefits for successful candidate of full-time faculty and part-time principal investigator (PI). Starting salary is competitive on an international standard. Additional performance-based bonuses and other benefits are available for Postdoctoral Associates. 
Application materials required: 
Applicants should submit the following documents to baicjobs@mail.buct.edu.cn, put “apply for faculty/principal investigator/postdoctoral associate positions” in the subject to indicate your interest. 
(1) A curriculum vitae, including a full publication list;
(2) Statements of research interests and research plan;
(3) Contact information of three referees.
Review of applications will begin immediately upon receiving applications.