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CEPC Postdoctoral Research Positions

Institute of High Energy Physics – Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, China
Posting live until
16 Jun 2024

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CEPC Postdoctoral Research Positions at the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

IHEP Introduction:

The Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing is one of the largest and most prestigious research institutions dedicated to high-energy physics. With over 1500 full-time employees and more than 900 postdocs and graduate students, IHEP serves as a pivotal center for pioneering research in high-energy physics. The institute is committed to major scientific and technological explorations, as well as leading high-energy projects, driving relevant research fields forward. Furthermore, IHEP actively fosters partnerships and collaborations with universities and research institutions worldwide, enriching its contribution to the global scientific community.

CEPC Experiment:

The next generation 100 km Circular Electron-Positron Collider (CEPC) is designed to achieve a maximum electron-position center-of-mass energy of 240 GeV. Its primary goals are to explore the properties of the Higgs boson and search for new physics beyond the Standard Model. The CEPC will be located 100 meters underground and will feature two detectors. On December 25, 2023, the Technical Design Report (TDR) for the CEPC accelerator was released, marking a significant milestone. Following the formal release of the TDR, the CEPC is expected to start construction during the15th Five-Year Plan (2026-2030), with the goal of starting CEPC operation around 2035.

The CEPC project is positioned as an international endeavor. It represents one of the most complex high-energy physics experiments globally, integrating numerous advanced technologies. This creates an urgent demand for high-tech experimental physics research and engineering talents. The development of the CEPC is progressing rapidly. Attracting high-level talent from overseas will greatly enhance the project’s development, foster international scientific exchange and cooperation.

Job Opportunities:

IHEP is the leading organization responsible for the planning, construction, and operation of the CEPC. As the central institution, IHEP coordinates the various research, engineering, and technological efforts required for the successful development of the CEPC project.

We are seeking candidates to work on CEPC detector development with expertise or potential in either detector software or hardware developments. Areas of interest include:

1: Detector software: Detector simulation and reconstruction.

2: Detector hardware: Development of CEPC sub-detectors, such as tracking system or calorimeter with new technologies.

3: Readout electronics/DAQ: Particularly individuals interested in RISC-V development.

Successful candidates after their postdoc can be promoted to tenured faculty at IHEP. The CEPC project offers a unique and profound opportunity to explore new technology.

IHEP values diversity and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds worldwide. Beijing, an international city, offers vibrant communities and international schools with complete education systems from kindergarten to high school. Proficiency in Chinese is not mandatory. We provide comprehensive logistical assistance for international candidates to help with relocation, living arrangements, and all other aspects of settling in Beijing.

Application Details:

The positions will be open continuously. The annual salary ranges from 400,000-600,000 RMB (approximately 56,000-83,000 USD) with sufficient financial support for research. Applications should include curriculum vitae and statement of research interests. Please also provide the names and contact details of three references who will supply letters of recommendation upon request.

For any questions regarding the application, please contact Professor Qi Yan at We look forward to your applications and to welcoming new talent to the CEPC project.

Experimental Physics Division, Institute of High Energy Physics, 19B, Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District, 100049, Beijing, China

Contact: Professor Qi Yan (


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The Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), a Chinese Academy of Sciences research institute, is China’s biggest laboratory for the study of particle physics. We want to understand the universe better at the most fundamental level—from the smallest subatomic particles to the large-scale structure of the cosmos. We also want to use the knowledge and technology that comes from our research for the good of humanity. As well as theoretical and experimental research into particle and astroparticle physics, we have a broad range of research in related fields such as accelerator technologies and nuclear analysis techniques. The institute also provides beam facilities for researchers in other fields of study.  

Why work for us
Working at IHEP are more than 1,400 full-time staff, 600 postdocs and graduate students. Particle physics is a very collaborative and international field, and we have partnerships and experiment collaborations with dozens of universities and research institutions across China and worldwide.

We have doctoral programs in six scientific fields, as well as engineering doctoral programs in nuclear technology and computer technology. We also offer five full-time professional master’s degree programs in engineering. For those at a later stage in their careers, we offer formal postdoctoral training in physics and in nuclear science and technology.        

Recruitment objectives
Based on the needs of the research areas and the disciplines development of IHEP, we are now publicly recruiting overseas outstanding talents and scholars of relevant disciplines who possess research abilities and innovation awareness.

What we are looking for
We are always looking for more scientists and engineers, at all career stages, to join us in exploring this amazing universe. Whether you are a student, postdoc or established career scientist, why not consider bringing your skills to IHEP? There are long- and short-term opportunities available in our world-class research programs, including high-energy physics, particle astrophysics, cosmology, synchrotron radiation, and advanced accelerator physics.

Beijing, China

Number of employees

Main areas of research
Experimental particle and nuclear physics, theoretical physics, astronomy and astrophysics, nuclear technology, multidisciplinary research, accelerators, neutron physics, and condensed-matter physics

Positions recently recruited for
Postdoctoral, tenure-track, research, senior research

Desired degree & disciplines
Minimum 2.1

How to apply

Closing date
All year round 


Company info
+86 10 88238366
19B Yuquan Road
Shijingshan District

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