UM Talent Programme

The University of Macau (UM) has launched the UM Talent Programme (UMTP), in order to train more high-calibre professionals, promote the sustainable development of postgraduate education, and strengthen international academic collaboration in support of the Macao SAR government’s policy of ‘building a better Macao through education’.

The programme aims to encourage outstanding graduates from reputable universities to pursue further studies or develop their careers at UM, as well as to increase academic exchange and collaboration between UM and outstanding scholars.

UM Macao Fellow
澳大濠江學者

The UM Macao Fellow scheme under the UM Talent Programme aims to nurture young scholars from Macao and encourage qualified local talents to pursue career development in Macao. Only permanent residents of Macao are eligible to apply. Besides engaging in research at UM, successful applicants will have the opportunity to work at reputable universities or institutions outside Macao as visiting scholars or researchers to enrich their teaching and research experience, broaden their horizons, and enhance their professional knowledge.

The applications for the position of UM Macao Fellow (UMMF) in the following academic units are invited:

  1. Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Website: https://fah.um.edu.mo)
  2. Faculty of Business Administration (Website: https://fba.um.edu.mo)
  3. Faculty of Education (Website: https://fed.um.edu.mo)
  4. Faculty of Health Sciences (Website: https://fhs.um.edu.mo)
  5. Faculty of Law (Website: https://fll.um.edu.mo)
  6. Faculty of Science and Technology (Website: https://fst.um.edu.mo)
  7. Faculty of Social Sciences (Website: https://fss.um.edu.mo)
  8. Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (Website: https://iapme.um.edu.mo/)
  9. Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences / State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (University of Macau) (Website: https://sklqrcm.um.edu.mo/)
  10. Institute of Collaborative Innovation (Website: https://ici.um.edu.mo/)
  11. Institute of Microelectronics / State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (University of Macau) (Website: https://ime.um.edu.mo/)
  12. State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (Website: https://skliotsc.um.edu.mo/)

Qualifications:

  • Macao permanent resident;
  • Holder of PhD or equivalent degree from world-renowned universities. Applicants with doctoral degree award expected within 6 months upon closing of application will be considered;
  • Proven record of outstanding academic achievement, including publications, patents, presentations and academic awards;
  • Post-doctoral research experience is preferable for the post of Research Assistant Professor;
  • Current UM Postdoctoral Fellows who have finished at least 12 months of contract at the time of application are eligible for application at the post of Research Assistant Professor.

Position:

  • The position of UMMF is in the category of research staff on a 3-year contract basis (with contractual post as either Post-doctoral Fellow or Research Assistant Professor);
  • Appointees are normally assigned with minimal teaching duties.

Remuneration:

  • A taxable annual remuneration between MOP336,000 and MOP700,000 (approximately USD41,480 to 86,410) will be commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, relevant professional experience and offered position in the contract. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions experience.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants should apply online via https://talent.rsms.um.edu.mo/login/OALogin.jsp on or before 31 January 2023.
  • Required documents for application include: 1) Detailed Curriculum Vitae; 2) Academic certificate; 3) Performance summary form (template available on application system); 4) Research proposal (template available on application system); 5) Five representative academic publications. Please upload the above documents to your online application.

For any enquiries, please contact us via e-mail at rskto_umtp@um.edu.mo

UM Research Assistant Professor
澳大研究助理教授

The UM Research Assistant Professor scheme is launched under the UM Talent Programme to attract high-calibre talents to conduct independent research at UM. Through undertaking research projects, it will vigorously promote industry-university-research collaboration and the development of new industries to diversify the economy of Macao. It will also enhance the University’s postgraduate education, and facilitate the formation of a talent training hub on the west bank of the Greater Bay Area. These young and knowledgeable professionals will become an important source and talent pool for the faculty team development in UM.

The applications for the position of UM Research Assistant Professor (UMRAP) in the following academic units are invited:

  1. Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Website: https://fah.um.edu.mo)
  2. Faculty of Business Administration (Website: https://fba.um.edu.mo)
  3. Faculty of Education (Website: https://fed.um.edu.mo)
  4. Faculty of Health Sciences (Website: https://fhs.um.edu.mo)
  5. Faculty of Law (Website: https://fll.um.edu.mo)
  6. Faculty of Science and Technology (Website: https://fst.um.edu.mo)
  7. Faculty of Social Sciences (Website: https://fss.um.edu.mo)
  8. Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (Website: https://iapme.um.edu.mo/)
  9. Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences / State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (University of Macau) (Website: https://sklqrcm.um.edu.mo/)
  10. Institute of Collaborative Innovation (Website: https://ici.um.edu.mo/)
  11. Institute of Microelectronics / State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (University of Macau) (Website: https://ime.um.edu.mo/)
  12. State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (Website: https://skliotsc.um.edu.mo/)

Qualifications:

  1. Holder of PhD or equivalent degree in relevant disciplines in a world-renowned university;
  2. Proven track record of excellent research achievements, including publications, patents, presentations, and academic awards;
  3. Post-doctoral research experience is preferable;
  4. Demonstrate good communication, interpersonal and management skills;
  5. English is the working language, while knowledge in Chinese/Portuguese will be an advantage;
  6. Current UM Postdoctoral Fellowship and Associateship appointees with remaining contract period over 12 months is not eligible for application.

Position:

  • The position of RAP is in the category of research staff on a 2-year initial contract basis, renewable upon satisfactory performance;
  • Appointees are normally assigned with minimal teaching duties.

Remuneration:

A taxable annual remuneration between MOP500,000 and 700,000 (approximately USD61,720 to 86,410) will be commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification and relevant professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions experience.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants should apply online via https://talent.rsms.um.edu.mo/login/OALogin.jsp on or before 31 January 2023.
  • Required documents for application include: 1) Detailed Curriculum Vitae; 2) Academic certificate; 3) Performance summary form (template available on application system); 4) Research proposal (template available on application system); 5) Five representative academic publications. Please upload the above documents to your online application.

UM Postdoctoral Fellow
澳大博士後研究員

The UM Postdoctoral Fellow scheme is launched under the UM Talent Programme to attract outstanding PhD graduates to conduct research at UM so as to strengthen the research capabilities of the University.

The applications for the position of UM Postdoctoral Fellow (UMPF) in the following academic units are invited:

  1. Faculty of Arts and Humanities (Website: https://fah.um.edu.mo)
  2. Faculty of Business Administration (Website: https://fba.um.edu.mo)
  3. Faculty of Education (Website: https://fed.um.edu.mo)
  4. Faculty of Health Sciences (Website: https://fhs.um.edu.mo)
  5. Faculty of Law (Website: https://fll.um.edu.mo)
  6. Faculty of Science and Technology (Website: https://fst.um.edu.mo)
  7. Faculty of Social Sciences (Website: https://fss.um.edu.mo)
  8. Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (Website: https://iapme.um.edu.mo/)
  9. Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences / State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (University of Macau) (Website: https://sklqrcm.um.edu.mo/)
  10. Institute of Collaborative Innovation (Website: https://ici.um.edu.mo/)
  11. Institute of Microelectronics / State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (University of Macau) (Website: https://ime.um.edu.mo/)
  12. State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (Website: https://skliotsc.um.edu.mo/)

Requirements:

  1. Holder of PhD degree or equivalent degree from top-ranked universities or disciplines (e.g., Top 200 ranked universities listed on THE/QS world ranking, or those listed under the Double First-Class Initiatives and Programmes in mainland China);
  2. Holder of PhD degree for less than 2 years. Applicants with doctoral degree award expected within 6 months upon closing of application will be considered;
  3. Proven record of outstanding academic achievement, including publications, patents, presentations and academic awards;
  4. Current UM Postdoctoral Fellowship and Associateship appointees are not eligible for application.

Duration:

The position of UMPF is in the category of research staff on a 2-year contract basis.

 Remuneration:

A taxable annual remuneration between MOP336,000 and MOP480,000 (approximately USD41,480 to 59,250) will be commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification and relevant professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% – 7% after various discretionary exemptions experience.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants should apply online via https://talent.rsms.um.edu.mo/login/OALogin.jsp on or before 31 January 2023.
  • Required documents for application include: 1) Detailed Curriculum Vitae; 2) Academic certificate; 3) Performance summary form (template available on application system); 4) Research proposal (template available on application system); 5) Five representative academic publications. Please upload the above documents to your online application.

Macao Young Scholars Program
澳門青年學者計劃

The Macao Young Scholars Program (MYSP) jointly organized by the Association for Promotion of Science and Technology of Macau and the Office of China National Postdoctoral Council aims to effectively combine the advantages of talent and research resources of the Mainland and Macao, as well as to jointly cultivate high-calibre and innovative young talents in the advanced science and engineering areas.

Requirements

Eligibility of Postdoctoral Supervisor

  • Academic staff who are holding full-time faculty positions at the rank of Associate Professor or above in Macao government-recognized universities, currently conducting international-level research, having experience in supervising PhD students and/or postdoctoral fellows, and willing to provide training to doctoral fellows are eligible to be Supervisors.

Eligibility of Postdoctoral Applicant

  • Applicants should be new or recent PhD degree recipients (awarded within last three years), currently working as postdoctoral fellows, incumbent researchers, faculty members, or scientists (under the age of 35). Institution unit recommending the application should be the postdoctoral station or institution of regular employment of the applicant;
  • If the Appointed Scholar is a postdoctoral fellow in mainland, he or she should have that the exit station procedure completed before coming to work in Macao;
  • The Appointed Scholar is considered as a contracted postdoctoral research fellow in Macao and needs to apply for a work visa and follow the entry regulations of Macao SAR;
  • In Macao, the Appointed Scholar will perform full time research according to direction of Supervisor.

Application Deadline for Supervisors: 18 January 2023

Application Period for Applicants: March 2023

For details of the program, please refer to MYSP website. 

UM & THU Joint Training of Postdoctoral Scholars
澳門大學清華大學聯合培養博士後項目

The University of Macau  & Tsinghua University Joint Training of Postdoctoral Scholars jointly organized by the University of Macau  (UM) and the Tsinghua University (THU) aims to further strengthen academic exchange and collaboration between the two institutions, and combine strengths and resources in certain disciplines, including engineering, materials science, information science and life science, in order to promote the development of strategic scientific research in China through cutting-edge research and postdoctoral training.

In general, successful candidates will received 2-year training under co-supervision of postdoctoral advisors in both institutions. The postdoctoral fellows are required to conduct research in relevant fields in the Tsinghua University in the first year of training while the second year of training will take place at the University of Macau.

UM & CAS Joint Lab Joint Postdoctoral Program
澳門大學與中科院相關研究所成立的聯合實驗室聯合培養博士後項目

The University of Macau has established 5 joint laboratories with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to facilitate more in-depth cooperation with the CAS. The 5 joint laboratories include UM – Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Joint Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, UM – Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Joint Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, UM – Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences Joint Laboratory of Aerospace Information, UM-Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Joint Laboratory of Ocean Environment and Engineering and UM-Institute of Cancer and Basic Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences Joint Cancer Laboratory.

The UM & CAS Joint Postdoctoral Program jointly organized by UM and the CAS aims to integrate the respective strengths and resource advantages of both institutions in order to develop innovative research in related fields to expand the frontiers of science and technology, promote research and development in scientific fields, and jointly cultivate professionals in related disciplines for the development of higher education and scientific research. For details, please refer to Joint Labs with CAS

FDCT Funding Scheme for Postdoctoral Researchers of Higher Education Institutions
FDCT博士後專項資助計劃

In line with the Macao SAR Government’s policies of science and technology development, the Funding Scheme for Postdoctoral Researchers of Higher Education Institutions is devised by FDCT in order to promote science and technology innovation in Macao, boost talent training in Macao and attract overseas talents to return to Macao, and support local young scholars to enter into scientific research system and participate in the transformation of scientific research achievements.

Applying Entities

Local higher education institutions supervised by the Macao SAR Government

Requirements

Eligibility of Project Leaders

  • Project leaders shall be at the grade of full-time associate professor or above that work in local higher education institutions.
  • In principle, each project leader could act as supervisor for only one postdoctoral researcher funded by this Scheme

 Eligibility of Postdoctoral Applicant

  • The postdoctoral researcher candidates shall have significant research experience in science and technology or experience in the transformation of scientific research findings, and meet either of the following conditions:
    (1) Holder of a Macao Resident Identity Card must have obtained a doctoral degree from a Macao/local government-approved higher education institution within the previous five years.
    (2) Non-holder of a Macao Resident Identity Card must have obtained a doctoral degree from a local higher education institution within the previous one year.
  • Postdoctoral researcher candidates holding a Macao Resident Identity Card shall register with FDCT in advance. In the case that a postdoctoral researcher has no cooperative supervisor, FDCT could assist in finding a cooperative supervisor for him/her.
  • The applying entities shall collect the information of the postdoctoral researcher candidates recommended by project leaders and classify these candidates according to the conditions in paragraph 1 of this article.
  • Not less than half of the total recommended postdoctoral researcher candidates submitted by the applying entities to FDCT shall be Macao residents, and not less than half of the total recommended postdoctoral researcher candidates shall be engaged in the transformation of scientific research findings.

Funding Quota, Amount and Duration

  • This Scheme offers 30 funding quotas, of which 25 shall be Macao residents.
  • In case of insufficient local candidates, the quotas mentioned in the above paragraph could be used by non-local candidates, but the total number of non-local candidates shall not be more than 15.
  • Every eligible full-time postdoctoral researcher is entitled to a monthly subsidy of MOP30,000 (thirty thousand patacas) for up to 24 months.

For details of the postdoctoral funding scheme, please refer to FDCT website.

NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund
國家自然科學基金優秀青年科學基金

The Excellent Young Scientists Fund of National Natural Science Foundation aims to support young scholars with good achievements in basic research to conduct innovative research in areas of their own choice, so as to promote fast growth of creative young talents and foster a number of outstanding talents on the international science frontiers to achieve greater achievements in the cutting-edge research, and become the technological power of the country with the support of central government of local scientific development.

The NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund was first opened to young scholars from eight universities in Hong Kong and Macao in 2019. It is an important step taken by the central government towards supporting technological innovation in Hong Kong and Macao. In 2019, only four scientists from Macao made the list, all professors are from UM. In 2020, three awarded professors are from UM.

Requirements

The fund mainly supports applicants who meet the following qualifications:

  • Full-time academic staff in UM (with or without Chinese citizenship);
  • Under the age of 38 for male applicants or 40 for female applicants;
  • Experience of conducting basic research

Application period: January – March

For details of the program, please refer to NSFC website

2022 NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund Awardees of UM

Prof. Yunlu DAI  Prof. Tianwei HAO

2021 NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund Awardees of UM

Prof. Yan LU Prof. Guoxing SUN

2020 NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund Awardees of UM

Prof. Chunming WANG Prof. Wanhuan ZHOU Prof. Yongqing CAI

2019 NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund Awardees of UM

Prof. Guanghui HU Prof. Meiwan CHEN Prof. Seng Peng MOK Prof. Songnan QU

UM Distinguished Visiting Scholar
澳大傑出訪問學者

The UM Distinguished Visiting Scholar (MDS) is established under the UM Talent Program, aims to provide research fund to support inter/multi-disciplinary research activities which are deemed beneficial to scientific development of individual faculties.

Requirements

 Academics of Associate Professor level or above (or with equivalent designations) from prestigious universities or research institutions (e.g. top 200 universities of recognized world university rankings or Project 985/211 universities in Mainland China) with proven track records in their fields of expertise

Remuneration and Duration

Maximum honorarium of MOP100,000 with a visiting period agreed upon by both parties.

Enquiries:

Please contact Ms. Tiffany Chao (Ext. 4210) or Ms. Jane Cheong (Ext. 9154),  email: rskto_umtp@um.edu.mo

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