Internship, visiting scholar, PhD, and postdoc opportunities

We are always looking for talented people to help with our research!  See below for information on how to get involved.

NYU internships/visiting scholarships

We are offering short term visiting programs to come to NYU Shanghai and help with our research activities.  This would involve coming typically for 3-6 months and doing a research project.  Financial support is available for your trip (flight, accommodation, etc.), please contact us to see if you are eligible.  During this time you will join the group at NYU and work on a project that is assigned to you. The kind of project that you do depends on your particular taste, there are projects that are completely theoretical (pen and paper work), more numerically based (coding), or even experimental.  The intention would be to write a paper in this time, where you have the possibility of being a co-author.   This may seem like a short time to write a paper, but with a little help, its usually possible (see our publication list).

For more specific information about life in Shanghai, see our page about setting up your visit here.

You may also like to check out our old page on internships at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo.  Some of the information is outdated, but you may find it useful.

PhD at NYU Shanghai

NYU Shanghai offers a PhD program for Physics.    The application procedure is handled through NYU New York, where you select the “NYU Shanghai track”.  As NYU Shanghai is part of NYU’s global network, you would obtain a PhD degree from NYU, and is no different to that obtained if you were in New York.  For futher information I suggest that you look at the Physics PhD at NYU, you may see the following page for more information:

As with most American PhD programs, there will be required coursework and a thesis component.  Because NYU Shanghai does not currently offer graduate courses, you would perform that part at New York campus.  This mean that you would spend the first two years in New York doing graduate courses, then after this move to Shanghai to do the research component.

Generally when applying to NYU, and American universities in general, is that you may need to report GRE exam results when you apply.  There are two GRE exams you need, the general and physics.  You will need both, so this takes a bit of coordination before applying.  If you are from a non-English speaking country, then you also require a TOEFL score.  There are only a few times a year when you can take the test, and you need to have the results ready when you apply.  The deadline for application to NYU is normally in mid-December, so plan ahead.

If you are interested in more information, then contact Tim and we can take it from there.



Postdoc opportunities

These are offered from time to time, mainly depending on availability of financial support.  If you are interested, send an email!

You can have a look on University Job Board and other job sites for any new positions that are available.