MOST Postdoctoral Scholar Fellow at LIFT Taiwan

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Employer: LIFT Taiwan

Expires: 04/30/2020

The International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is the trial program that has been drafted by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in order to strengthen Taiwan’s research capabilities and support all-round research by providing funding to attract high-achieving postdoctoral scholars from premier universities in the United States (U.S.) to come to Taiwan to participate in scientific and technological research projects in four leading universities.‍The goal of this program is to accelerate R&D in key technologies or in areas in which the country enjoys an advantages, as well as the diffusion of R&D results, to deepen manpower cultivation and linkage between Taiwan and the U.S., and to jointly foster new innovative technology R&D energies in Taiwan. Scholars will be given the title of “MOST Postdoctoral Scholar”.‍Links of research projects and jobs are as bellow:‍Engineering and Technology1. Department of Chemical Engineering (NTU)2. Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering (NTU)3. Department of Biomedical Engineering (NTU)4. THz Optics and Photonics Research Center (NTHU)5. Department of Biomedical Engineering(NCKU)6. Artificial Intelligence for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Research Center (NTHU)7. International College of Semiconductor Technology (NCTU)8. Center for Emergent Functional Matter Science (NCTU)9. Department of Electrophysics (NCTU)‍Life Sciences and Medicine1. Department of Life Science (NTU)2. Population Health Research Center (NTU)3. Brain Research Center (NTHU)4. College of Biological Science and Technology (Neural Engineering Lab, NCTU)‍Natural Sciences1. Center for Condensed Matter Sciences (NTU)2. Centre for Informatics and Computation in Astronomy (NTHU)‍Social Sciences & Humanities1. Center for World Austronesia and Indigenous Peoples (NTHU)2. International Center for Cultural Studies (NCTU)‍Duration and FundingThe scholar will receive $US 60,000 per year, including tax.‍Funding begins on August 1, 2020 as a rule, and each funding period shall be a term of 1 or 2 years.‍Applications for continued funding may be made upon the expiration of each funding period, and a maximum of 2 applications for continued funding may be made, with a maximum overall funding period of 4 years.‍EligibilityCandidates must hold a Ph.D. degree from a premier university in the U.S. For candidates who have not received their Ph.D. diplomat yet, please provide a provisional degree certificate to show the candidate has passed his or her dissertation defense.‍ObligationsScholars are required to participate in sponsored events and activities during the funding period. These events include but are not limited to:●Academic exchanges event: Scholars need to be the speaker of one of the workshops or science and technology conferences held by Taiwanese universities or the MOST.‍●Annual research presentation‍●Cultural tour:    ◎A 10-day LIFT O2O Conference, including visiting various research facilities and companies, social activities and sightseeing trips.    ◎There are two options for the conference: 1) October 19th, 2020 to October 28th, 2020, and 2) December 14th, 2020 to December 23rd, 2020.   ◎Scholars can contact the Program Office for more information about the conference.‍●Scholars should submit a report within two months by the end of the funding period.‍ApplicationCandidates need to register an account to create their own portfolio on the website and submit the application by April 30, 2020.‍Required documents:     (1) Research plan     (2) CV     (3) ID documents     (4) Ph.D. degree certificate     (5) One letter of recommendation from the Ph.D. supervisor‍Supporting documents:     (1) One letter of consent from a potential hosting supervisor     (2) Other documents requested by the Taiwanese university the candidate is applying to.‍The MOST will announce the result around mid-May, 2020.‍Scholars who receive the notice must obtain consent from a potential hosting supervisor at the Taiwanese universities and completing the hiring process with one of the four leading Taiwanese universities by November 30, 2020.Please apply on our website directly by April, 30, 2020.https://intlphd.stpi.narl.org.tw/‍Contact Information of the Program OfficeTel: +886-2-2737-7196 Ms. Huang; +886-2-2737-7344 Ms. ChenEmail:lift@stpi.narl.org.tw