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Postdoctoral Researcher

Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University
Suzhou, China

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Position: Postdoctoral Researchers in Asset Pricing, Market Microstructure, Information Economics,  and Machine Learning

Location: Suzhou, China

Position Start Date: 1st September 2024

Application Close Date: 31st May 2024

Contract Type: Fixed-term, two-year contract (2024/25-2026/27)

About Postdoctoral Programme

The postdoctoral programs at XJTLU are jointly run by the XJTLU Technology Transfer Centre Co., Ltd. (XTTC) Postdoctoral Work Station (based at XJTLU) and a cooperating Mobile Station (normally a Chinese state university).

XTTC is a specialized platform of Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University that focuses on transferring and transforming scientific and technological achievements, incubating scientific and technological projects, and promoting industry-university-research cooperation. It utilizes the high-quality international scientific research resources and environment of XJTLU and its partner universities, following a development strategy of "innovation-driven, value creation, and collaborative development" to advance technological innovation through integrating domestic and foreign research resources, exploring core industrial technologies, and providing support.

In March 2017, XTTC was accredited by the National Postdoctoral Management Office as a branch station of the postdoctoral workstation in Suzhou Industrial Park. It is currently recruiting exceptional doctoral candidates from society.


  • Conduct research: high-quality theoretical and empirical analysis to advance the understanding of asset pricing related research areas.

  • Collaborate with team members: Work closely with faculty members, research staff, and other postdoctoral researchers to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing.

  • Publication and dissemination: Prepare research manuscripts for publication in high-impact scientific journals and present findings at conferences and seminars.

  • Grant proposal development: Assist in the development of grant proposals, including conducting literature reviews, preparing research plans, and contributing to budget justifications.

  • Stay updated with research advances: Keep abreast of the latest research developments in the field and contribute to the intellectual environment of the research group through active participation in discussions and journal clubs.

  • Compliance and safety: Ensure adherence to ethical guidelines, safety protocols, and regulatory requirements in all aspects of research activities.


  • Initiative: applicants should demonstrate a proactive and self-driven approach to work and should take the initiative to identify research opportunities, propose new ideas, and seek solutions to research challenges;

  • Collaboration: the ability to communicate effectively, listen actively, and contribute constructively to group discussions is essential for successful collaboration;

  • Resilience: applicants should demonstrate resilience and perseverance, maintaining a positive attitude and adaptability in the face of setbacks or unexpected outcomes;

  • Ethical conduct: applicants should adhere to ethical guidelines, promote responsible research practices, and ensure the safety and well-being of themselves and others in the research environment.

These personal attributes, combined with the required qualifications and expertise, contribute to the overall effectiveness and success of postdoctoral researchers in pursuit of advancing knowledge and making significant contributions to their respective fields.


  • PhD Graduation within 3 years and normally under the age of 35;

  • Have strong research and innovation abilities, and be able to engage in full-time postdoctoral research work;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Being able to adapt to an all-English academic environment;

  • Track record of collaborative research, including experience working in interdisciplinary teams;

  • Prior experience in grant proposal development and writing is desirable;

  • Commitment to maintaining a safe and inclusive research environment;

  • Other conditions should comply with the relevant regulations of the National Postdoctoral Management Committee.


The employee will sign a labour contract with the XJTLU Technology Transfer Centre Co., Ltd (XTTC) and employment at XTTC is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws, and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas.  


  • Professional development training is provided.

  • Upon completion of the postdoctoral programme, the postdoctoral researcher with a Distinction assessment result may be hired for normal academic positions at XJTLU.


In addition to general funding programs open to all researchers, the post-doctoral researchers will have access to additional funding opportunities that are specifically targeted for post-doctoral researchers, including but not limited to the National Funding Program for Postdoctoral Researchers, China Postdoctoral Science Fund, Academic Exchange Programs, Provincial Funding Program, etc.



We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. The initial appointment will be for a fixed term of 2 years.

  1. Salary (Basic and Performance-based): 600-700K over the two years post-doc candidacy;

  2. Additional subsidy from the local government: The current standard is 7, 500 per month (up to two years);

  3. Allowance for reallocation: 300K (for those who work in Suzhou after successful post-doc completion);

  4. Commercial insurance: international insurance plans customized for XJTLU staff and family members;

  5. Paid holidays: 

    1. Statutory Holidays (11 days)

    2. Annual Leave (36 days)

    3. Family Matters Leave

    4. Paid Sick Leave

    5. Marriage Leave

    6. Paternity Leave

    7. Parental Leave

    8. Etc.

  6. Working visa and residence permit in China:  XJTLU sponsors working visas and residence permits in China for the staff. HOW TO APPLY  

Interested applicants in the required research areas are required to submit the application with the following files,

  • English curriculum vitae, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level

  • Academic achievements documentation, funded research projects, patents, awards and engagement in other research activities in recent three to five years 

For specific inquiries relating to the position, please email Prof Xuezhong (Tony) He:


Recruiting for over 80 academic positions

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a truly unique institution. It is the only international collaborative university in China with dual degree awarding powers, from the Chinese Ministry of Education and from the University of Liverpool.>We are now recruiting highly-qualified and motivated academic staff for the start of the academic year 2012/13. We already have a diverse and talented team of over two hundred and fifty academic staff, with twenty five-plus nationalities. We aim to recruit eighty more staff in a variety of disciplines

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