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Particle and nuclear

Working in high-energy physics in China

This short film shows you what it is like to work at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), a research institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Located across different sites in China, IHEP boasts a range of opportunities for scientists and engineers at all stages of their career.

IHEP’s main campus in Beijing hosts the Beijing Electron-Positron Collider, the BESIII experiment, the Beijing Synchrotron Radiation Facility, along with most of IHEP’s research and administrative staff. To the south in Guandong province you will find the China Spallation Neutron Source, the Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory and the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment. Completing the array are the Sichuan Cosmic Ray Observatory in Sichuan province and Yangbajing Cosmic Ray Observatory in Tibet.

IHEP director Yifang Wang introduces these different projects and speaks about the varied career opportunities. IHEP’s projects are multidisciplinary, so the institute is seeking physicists, chemists and biologists to join its expanding research programme. China also has well publicised plans to build a successor to the large hadron collider at CERN. As these plans develop, new opportunities will emerge for both scientists and engineers.

Other IHEP employees featuring in the film are:

  • Yiming Li, an early career researcher who is excited about the prospect of designing next generation detectors.
  • Xinchou Lou, director of the experimental physics division. He speaks about the opportunities for people relocating to China, including Chinese language lessons and other personal support.
  • João Guimarães da Costa, a foreign national who explains why he chose IHEP over other institutes in Europe and the US.

This film was produced in partnership between IOP Publishing and the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

A list of IHEP’s current job opportunities can be found on the brightrecruits website.

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