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Postdoctoral Scholar Positions
Nazarbayev University

Date Posted Jan. 25, 2019
Title Postdoctoral Scholar Positions
University Nazarbayev University
Astana, Kazakhstan
Department School of Science and Technology
Application Deadline Mar. 31, 2019
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Post-Doc
  • Statistics & Actuarial Science
    Physics - Elementary Particles/Nuclear
    Physics - Condensed Matter/Low Temperature
    Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Physics - General
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics
    Computer/Information Sciences
    Chemistry - Physical
    Chemistry - Organic
    Chemistry - Medicinal
    Chemistry - Inorganic
    Chemistry - Biochemistry
    Chemistry - Analytical
    Chemistry - General
    Biomedical Sciences
    Biology - Reproductive
    Biology - Neuroscience/Neurobiology
    Biology - Molecular
    Biology - Microbiology
    Biology - Computational
    Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Biostatistics
    Biology - Biochemistry
    Biology - Genetics
    Biology - Developmental/Evolutionary
    Biology - General
    Sciences - General
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School of Science and Technology of Nazarbayev University invites applications for full-time Postdoctoral Scholar positions to commence in August 2019. We are primarily interested in candidates with expertise in the following areas:

1. Robotics and Mechatronics
2. Physics
3. Computer Science
4. Mathematics
5. Chemistry
6. Biology

We seek candidates with a commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and are expected to have publications in reputable journals and conferences in their areas of expertise. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

The postdoctoral scholar will work under the supervision of a senior faculty member. The applicants are encouraged to contact the respective professors to identify research directions and further details on facilities and infrastructure. Postdoctoral Scholars are also expected to teach one course per semester relevant to their area of research and/or based on Department’s needs.

The NU campus is located in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, in the heart of the new and ultra-modern Left-Bank region of the city. Incoming faculty will enjoy a cosmopolitan living experience, interwoven with traditional cultural influences in food and entertainment. The social life offers a rich and vibrant atmosphere with excellent clubs and restaurants, theater, music, opera, dancing, museums, modern and traditional bazaar shopping, professional and amateur sports, outdoor recreation, and much more.

Initial appointment is on a 1-year renewable contract with a possibility of annual renewal for up to 4 years maximum, subject to annual performance reviews. An attractive internationally competitive remuneration package will include:
● Internationally competitive salary;
● A startup grant for conference travels and collaborations;
● Paid holiday leave of 30 days per annum;
● One home leave travel allowance per year for the appointee and dependents;
● International health insurance;
● Rent-free housing for the appointee and dependents;
● Assistance for relocation expenses including shipment allowance and airfares for the appointee and dependents; and,
● An educational allowance for dependent children.

Review of applications will begin immediately but full consideration will be given to applications submitted no later than March 31, 2019. Applicants should submit a cover letter and a detailed CV including list of publications to Successful appointments are expected to begin on August 1, 2019. Interested candidates are encouraged to find out more about School of Science and Technology at our website

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