Recruitment forLeader of Accelerator Physics and Technologies at Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Job Title

Leader of Accelerator Physics and Technologies.

Job Description

The successful candidate will play a leading role in accelerator physics and technology research at IHEP. He/she will lead R&D in modern accelerator control systems, prepare for the design and construction of the future HEPS, take charge of the design and construction of the control system for HEPS and promote the development of the field of accelerator control technology. He/she will also help the training of high-level personnel in software and control technologies and build up a high quality team, in order to complete the construction of a national large science facility.


Our ideal candidate is an expert or scholar in a position equivalent to a professorship at a prestigious overseas university, research institute or company. He/she should have outstanding academic attainments in the field, broad international academic influence, and be widely recognized by international counterparts. He/she should be the prime of life, and will be expected to lead and work within a team. He/she must be able to undertake the development of a primary subsystem of major science project, and be capable of leading the field of accelerator control technology in the Accelerator Division. He/she will help build a high-level team and strengthen the international collaboration of the Accelerator Division.

Remuneration and Benefits (not including support by CAS)

1.       Appointed as a senior professional & technical post;

2.       Competitive salary and benefits;

3.       Medical care;

4.       Research funding during the term of employment;

5.       Laboratory space and state-of-the-art research equipment;

6.       Support for research team recruitment;

7.       Assistance for family relocation, including children’s education (including kindergarten) and spouse’s work relocation;

8.       Relocation allowance and housing assistance;

Contact Information

Contact Person: QIN Qing, Accelerator Division, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Contact Person: Wenli ZHENG, Office of Human Resources, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


TEL: (86)010-88235879 Fax: (86)010-88233102

Address: 19(B) Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing (Postcode: 100049)

How to Apply

The recruitment will last until the position is filled.

Please send the following materials to

1.       Application Form :

2.       Three letters of recommendation by recognized experts in the field (referees may send an electronic version of their signed letters of recommendation to the contact email provided);

3.       Copy of ID card or passport, Ph.D. degree certificate, and proof of employment;

4.       Copies of any awards, patents or grants;

5.       List of publications;

6.       Any other materials you consider necessary.

Introduction to IHEP

The Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), founded in 1973, is a comprehensive research base for particle and astroparticle physics, accelerator physics and technology, radiation technologies and applications, as well as for nuclear analytical techniques and interdisciplinary research. With campuses in Beijing and in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, IHEP currently has a staff of about 1400, of whom roughly 1100 are research and technical personnel. Xie Jialin, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, was awarded China Top Scientific and Technological Award in 2011. In 2014, Wang Yifang was jointly awarded the W. K. H. Panovsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics and in 2015, Wang Yifang and the Daya Bay Collaboration were jointly awarded the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.

IHEP manages a number of China’s major scientific facilities, including the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPC), the Beijing Spectrometer (BES), the Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility (BSRF), the International Cosmic-Ray Observatory at Yangbajing in Tibet, the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment, the China Spallation Neutron Source, the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), the Accelerator-driven Sub-critical System (ADS) and the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO). In addition, there are several laboratories and research centres which are partially or fully supported by the institute itself, four CAS key laboratories directly supported by the CAS, and one laboratory supported by the city of Beijing.

Since the first successful e+e- collisions at the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPC) in October 1988, IHEP has become established as one of the world’s major High Energy Physics (HEP) laboratories. Several important physics results were obtained with BEPC by the Beijing Spectrometer (BES) collaboration, such as the precision measurement of the τ lepton mass, direct and model-independent measurement of the Ds meson decay constant, precision measurement of the resonance parameters of the J/ψ, and precision measurements of hadron cross-sections (R values) for electron-positron annihilations in the 2-5 GeV energy region. With the upgraded accelerator (BEPCII), the BESIII Collaboration has been able to obtain many important new results, such as the discovery of charged charmonium Zc (3900) and the first observation of many new light hadrons.

IHEP also makes full use of its advanced accelerator and analytical nuclear facilities to enable studies in other fields of science, including condensed-matter physics, chemistry, life sciences, materials science, nano-science and environmental science. The BSRF has 5 insertion devices and 14 beamlines with experimental stations, allowing about 300-400 experiments to be carried out each year by nearly 100 national research institutions. The BSRF is also used for interesting studies in the fields of protein crystallography, nano-materials, X-ray phase contrast imaging and experimental techniques. With this facility, a number of high-profile results have been obtained, including the protein structure of SARS, the structure of protein complexes in the light-harvesting membranes of spinach and other higher-order plants, and the mechanism of arsenic treatment for leukemia.

IHEP has actively pursued non-accelerator-based particle and astroparticle physics research. The Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment went into operation in late 2011. In March 2012, the discovery of a new type of neutrino oscillation was announced with a precise measurement of the unknown neutrino mixing parameter θ13. This is a very significant result and was selected as one of the top ten Breakthroughs of the Year 2012 by Science.

Another internationally renowned experiment is the cosmic-ray observatory at Yangbajing, Tibet, at an altitude of 4,300 meters above sea level. There are two large air shower arrays: the Sino-Japanese ASγ experiment, commissioned in 1990, and the Sino-Italian ARGO-YBJ experiment, started in 2001.

IHEP is also engaged in space-borne experiments. Examples include a γ-ray burst detector on board the Shenzhou II test flight of the Chinese manned space program, and an X-ray spectrometer for the Chinese moon exploration program. The Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), which was officially approved in 2010, is the first dedicated space science satellite in China, and will be launched in 2015.

IHEP is also expanding its user facilities from X-rays to neutrons. A new facility, the China Spallation Neutron Source (CSNS), is now under construction in Dongguan, Guangdong Province, and will be one of the world's four spallation neutron sources.

Over the years, IHEP has developed strong cooperative ties with the international high energy physics community. The US is one of China’s most important and longstanding international partners in high energy physics, with collaboration between IHEP and US institutions going back over thirty years.  Collaborative efforts have been concentrated on major projects such as the BEPC and BEPCII, the BES collaboration and the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment.

IHEP has a long history of extensive cooperation with the European and Asian high energy physics communities, including CERN, INFN, DESY, CNRS, RAL, KEK and PLS. IHEP hosts the BESIII and Daya Bay Collaborations with the participation of hundreds of scientists from dozens of countries, and also hosts the Sino-Japanese and the Sino-Italian Cosmic Ray Collaborations in Tibet. IHEP also takes part in major experiment collaborations at other labs, including AMS, ATLAS, BELLE & BELLE II, CMS, EXFEL, ILC and PANDA.

IHEP is authorized to confer Masters and Ph.D. degrees in theoretical physics, particle and nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, optics, inorganic chemistry, nuclear technology and applications, and applied computer technology.  There are currently over 470 postgraduate students and 50 post-docs working at IHEP.

The Accelerator Division is one of the largest research division at IHEP, and holds the most complete accelerator construction and research team in China. Currently, the Accelerator Division  undertakes the operation, construction, design and pre-design of several national large accelerator projects, including the operation of Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPCII), the key technology research and development of the Accelerator Driven Sub-critical System (ADS), and the construction of the accelerator part of the High Energy Photon Source (HEPS) test facility. research of accelerator of the International Linear Collider (ILC) project. The long term goal of the Accelerator Division is to become a first class accelerator research institute with a major international influence. Besides undertaking the construction and operation of accelerator facilities of national major science projects, the Accelerator Division aims to develop world-leading accelerator related disciplines and key technologies, as well as R&D in the application of accelerator devices. In August 2014, the Key Laboratory of Particle Acceleration Physics and Technology of CAS was formed based on the Accelerator Division, and will be a major driving force for domestic development of accelerator physics and technology. Lab development is aiming at the international forefront of this field,  in order to better serve future-accelerator based large scientific facilities and advanced technology transfer.  

Please refer to the following website for detailed information.