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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Earth system science

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Earth system science


Beijing Normal University

Beijing Normal University (BNU) grew out of the Education Department of Imperial University of Peking established in 1902, which initiated teacher training in China’s higher education. After the development for over a century, BNU has become a comprehensive and research-intensive university with its main characteristics of basic disciplines in sciences and humanities, teacher education and educational science.

According to 2020 QS World University Rankings, BNU is ranked the 277th among the world universities, and the 10th among Chinese mainland universities. In 2017, BNU has been listed in the “world-class universities”, and 11 disciplines have been selected for China’s “Double-First Class” Initiative. The disciplines of Education, Psychology, Chinese language and literature, Chinese history, Theater film & television,Geography graded A+ in the recent national evaluation.

At present, the university has established cooperative ties with about 500 universities and international organizations from more than 30 countries and regions. Each year, above 900 international professors and scholars are invited to lecture and research at the University. And BNU has around 2000 long-term international students, the scale of which ranks among top in China’s universities.

Systems Science of Beijing Normal University was founded quite early and has owned its outstanding features and advantages. In January 2012, Systems Science of BNU ranked No.2 in the discipline assessment in China. In April 2013, School of Systems Science was established in BNU.


Beijing, China


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Natural Hazards (NH)
Nonlinear Processes in Geosciences (NP)



200000-360000 Chinese RMB

Required education

Application deadline
1 August 2020

26 June 2020

Job description

The complex earth system science group at the Beijing Normal University is lead by Prof. Xiaosong Chen. The group applies knowledge from statistical physics and complex system science to the earth system. Main collaboration between the group and the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impacts and the Bar-Ilan University on applying Complex network to predict El-nino and earthquakes.
The group wants to hire 2 postdocs to continue applying complexity science in earth system science.
Possible but not limited options:
Prediction of natural disasters
Hydrological science
East Asia monsoon
Tipping points in climate change
Chemistry climate interaction
Phase transition in air pollution events

How to apply

Please feel free to contact
For a formal application, a CV and publication list would be needed.