Post-Doctoral Research Associates/Associate/Full Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications
Dongguan University of Technology


Post-Doctoral Research Associates & Associate/Full Professor

in ‘Artificial Intelligence and Its Applications’

at Industry 4.0 Artificial Intelligence Laboratory ( (2018, the 1st Wave)

                  International Standards of Salary and Benefits

Post-Doctoral Research Associates ( 2 years contract, age < 35 )        

  •  Salary: 380-730K CNY per annum (p.a.), which includes:
    • the University Salary 300K CNY p.a. (Have 1 published paper in a Quartile 1 (Q1) journal of Journal Citation Reports (JCR) by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS); otherwise, 250K CNY p.a)
    • Dongguan allowance: 130K CNY p.a.
    • From University Top 200: Guangdong allowance: 600K CNY, for the candidates graduated from Top 200 universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings); Relocation: 400K CNY, for who continue working in Guangdong province. Additional Dongguan allowance: 100K/200K/300K CNY p.a. for the Phd graduates, Post-Docs and those above from abroad. (Have finished the first contract and continue working in Guangdong province)
  • Location: Guangdong Postdoctoral Innovation Practice Bases, Dongguan, Songshan Lake, China
    • Research Funding: Up to 400K CNY to support your research in the university's strategic areas (300K by the DGUT, 100K by the lab);
    • Professional Training:Fully funded by the lab to visit one of our European partners for 3-6 months and carry out research in the area of Industry 4.0;
    • Excellent living standard:Located between Dongguan and Shenzhen, Songshan Lake campus provides a favourable living environment, next to the Songshan Lake Scenic Area and the Songshan Lake Science & Technology Park;
    • Career Development: When finishing the first contract, you will have a chance to attend university's high-level talent recruitment programme, supported by international standards of research package. (Associate/Full Professor/Chair Professor, basic salary 400/600/800K p.a., and relocation 600/1000/1500K, more see:

Strategic Areas (

The I4AI wishes therefore to appoint up to 10 highly qualified post-doctoral researchers in Intelligent Design and Industry 4.0 to commence in 2016 and 2017 for 2 years' contract with Guangdong Postdoctoral Innovation Practice Bases. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an internationally excellent research standing and ability to lead research initiatives, with the topics (but not limited to):


1. Computer automatic intelligent design theory and its application in the high-volume industrial products for industry 4.0 customisation and innovation

2. Big Data predictive theory and fuzzy pattern recognition and intelligent learning algorithm for user needs

3. Multi-objective optimisation, basic research and theoretical thinking of computational algorithms and fuzzy mathematics for industry 4.0

4. High value-added intelligent creation using high-performance, distributed and cloud computing, design and theory of automatic hardware and software platform

5. Virtual and physical prototyping theory using cloud platform for intelligent factory and cyber security

6. The intelligent manufacturing systems design, optimisation, control theory and operational research

7. Cyber-physical systems and Internet real-time control system

8. Control algorithm, system theory and mathematical modelling for industry 4.0

9. Intelligent robots and design, optimisation and manufacturing of high-performance key components

10. Simulation, design and optimisation on intelligent energy microwave devices, high-performance aerial or electromagnetic plasma ignition system

11. Simulation, optimisation and intelligent virtual prototype design and innovation for sustainable ignition internal combustion engine

12. The optimisation approach to organisation structure and running workflow of smart manufacturing

University/College/i4AI Lab

Under the authorization of the Ministry of Education, DGUT was initially bred in 1990 and coming into birth in 1992, which proudly has Dr Chenning Yang, a Nobel Laureate in Physics, as the Honorary President. In 2010, DGUT was listed into the initial institutions for national “Outstanding Engineers Cultivation Project”, together with Tsinghua university, Shanghai Jiaotong University and all 61 universities. In 2012, DGUT was approved as the “Guangdong International Science and Technology Cooperation Base”. In 2014, DGUT has been granted as one of provincial Postdoctoral Innovation Practice Bases by Guangdong Province. In 2015, DGUT signed the agreement of co-building high-level technology university with the government of guangdong province, In 2015, DGUT signed the agreement of co-building high-level technology university with the government of Guangdong province. In 2016, Siemens (China) chose DGUT and Tsinghua-UC Berkeley Shenzhen Institute as partners to co-build the ‘Intelligent Manufacturing Innovation Center’ for industry 4.0.


DGUT has been leading and involving in over 1000 research projects, such as the National “973”Project, “863”Project, the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the National Social Science Fund, Provincial Major Science and Technology Projects, GD-HK-Macao Key-area Breakthrough Project. The teacher also received Award of Science and Technology and a number of patent awards, such as the Geneva International Patent Technology Fair Gold Medal, the National Invention Patent Award, Provincial Science and Technology Progress Award and Dongguan Science and Technology Progress Award.


Dongguan city government provides matching funds for DGUT's NSFC projects to source and secure the successful implementation of leading international research projects. Additionally, DGUT will be highly developed by the strong support from both Guangdong province and Dongguan city. In the coming five years, it is estimated that 3.5 billion CNY will be provided by the government of Dongguan and Guangdong province to start the programme of co-building high-level technology university, which provides resourceful talents and technical supports for China's innovation-driven development. DGUT has 2 distinguished professors of Chinese Academy of Sciences academician, 3 double appointment academician, 2 Chang-jiang scholar professors and 2 Qianren programme professors. Also, DGUT has invited Dr Qiu Chengtong, world-famous mathematician and winner of the Fields Prize for Mathematics, and other professors of international prestige have come one after another, engaged as our honorary professors, visiting professors or part-time professors and other famous experts from home and abroad. Meanwhile, we are warmly welcome candidates for  the Recruitment Program for Young Professionals.


As planned by the "Made in China 2025 priority areas Technology Roadmap", by 2025, China strives to develop the expertise and reach the international advanced level in the areas of new generation of information technology, robotics, and sustainable vehicles, in which, artificial Intelligence is one of the key technologies. The College of Computer Science and Technology possesses a wide range of up-to-date equipment to enable us to service an internationally leading research organisation for 'Made in China', 'Intelligent Creativity' and 'Industry 4.0', including IBM Big Data Processing And Business Intelligence Analysis Collaborative Innovation Center, SAP-Kingdee joint laboratory, Microsoft Technology Practice Center, HuaWei College of Networks, etc,.


The vision of I4AI laboratory is becoming a leading international technological center in 'Intelligent Creativity' and high-value chain for Industry 4.0 for the transformation of China's manufacturing industry, leading international research and computer automated design creation, improving product manufacturing knowledge content and added value for the emerging "the 4th industrial revolution" to solve the on-demand customised design technical difficulties.




Only few EU Universities have the doctoral programme in Industry 4.0, so you only need to have a doctorate related to the topics above. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics:


1. A PhD in a relevant research area from a 985 university or equivalent research institute or an oversea university.

2. A rigorous scientific attitude and devotion to science, the pursuit of excellence ideas, confidence and independence to conduct innovative research. Ability to demonstrate a clear vision for future research and ability to propose and carry out novel research work.

3. High quality outputs in recognised international journals. Candidates should have either 1 published paper in a Quartile 1 (Q1) journal of Journal Citation Reports (JCR) by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), or 2 published papers in a Quartile 2 (Q2) journal of JCR.

4. Experience of Patents applications. Achievement or Nomination of the award of "National Excellent 100 Doctoral Dissertation", the award of "CAS Excellent PhD Dissertations"  or Provincial Best PhD dissertation award.

5. Evidence of leadership including successful collaborative funding proposal development (such as: the National Natural Science Foundation, National Science and Technology projects). Experience of working closely and collaboratively with industrial partners. Experience of successfully transferring research results and new technologies to industry projects.

6. Ability to work as part of a team and to contribute to team objectives. Ability to communicate and present academic and research material in written and oral English clearly and effectively to students, to academic colleagues, to industry and to other collaborators.

7. With a solid theoretical foundation and a good development potential, willing to learn and open to new areas of research, especially interdisciplinary research.


How to apply

To apply, you can simply send the following documents to Miss Yao When submitting your CV please ensure that you include the following as part of ONE document, with Subject: ‘Job Ref + your name’.


1)       CV: A full CV including University degree & dates, past & present posts, and a full list of publications;

2)       Cover letter: A cover letter to state clearly why your background can support your application and why you should be one of the best candidates.

3)       Research Plan: A research plan and objectives of your two years work, indicating what you see as interesting research issues relating to this post, SMART plan and work plan for publication and proposal development.

4)       Full papers of three best publications of yours (including early online publication);

5)       Other supporting material, such as awards, patents, detailed project experience, personal statement, etc.


For further information relating to the i4AI Lab, please visit For further information relating to the application, please contact us directly by email with your name, contact number, we'll be in touch as soon as we can .


Job Ref:           DGUT-I4AI-2018-01, please include this reference number and position for your application. Closing date is 30 Jun 2018 @ 24:00. Anticipated Interview Date: 1 month after your application


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