DEPARTMENT: Biological Sciences / Faculty of Science
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, structural biology
POSITION TITLE : Several open rank professorships in biological sciences
SITE: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Lecturer/assistant professor: 30,207-33,273 RMB/month (with the possibility of going up to 37,011 RMB/month depending on future annual performance and evaluations after serving)
Associate Professor: 37,573–40,526 RMB/month (with the possibility to go up to 44,413 RMB/month depending on future annual performance and evaluations after serving)
Senior Associate Professor: 45,087 – 47,778 RMB/month (with the possibility to go up to 51,292 RMB/month depending on future annual performance and evaluations after serving);
POSITION OPENING DATE: July 20, 2021
CLOSING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: until exhaustion (deadline June 30, 2022)
JOB ID: 2166
TYPE OF CONTRACT : Fixed-term contract / 3 years, renewable. The 3rd contract is for an indefinite period
UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW:
Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and is a unique collaborative institution and the first joint venture university in China to offer both in the UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese accredited undergraduate degrees (Department of Education) for over 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-oriented and has made significant investments in research development and increasing the number of masters and doctoral students on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1,000 academic staff representing over 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn
Several professorships are open in the Department of Biological Sciences. The department focuses on molecular biosciences and has recruited professors from world-renowned institutions working in this discipline. Although relatively young, the Department has already established a solid reputation, as evidenced by the growing number of grant awards to its staff (e.g. from the National Natural Science Foundation of China) and national and international (for example with Novartis and Unilever plc) . It has state-of-the-art instruments housed in bespoke labs and excellent technical support.
Staff also benefit from the fact that Suzhou is a “hot spot” for biotechnology and biomedical science – Cold Spring Harbor Asia (http://www.csh-asia.org/index.html) is located within walking distance and there are more than 1000 biotechnology companies in BioBay (http://en.biobay.com.cn/main/index.asp).
Current research areas include: cancer biology, structural biology, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, bioinformatics, cell signaling, genomics, molecular microbiology, neuroscience, proteomics and virology. The Department currently offers undergraduate and doctoral programs in biological sciences and bioinformatics, as well as a master’s program in biomolecular sciences.
For more information:
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- To teach undergraduate and graduate students
- To maintain active research and obtain research funds
- Perform various administrative duties related to university teaching and research (e.g. Research Officer, Laboratory Safety Officer and Examination Officer)
- Mentor graduate students and support teaching and research staff
- Establish an innovative and well-funded research group that is open to interdisciplinary collaboration.
- Effective communication skills; fluency in written and spoken English
- Problem Solving/Creativity
- Adaptability and flexibility
- Professionalism and work ethic
- Interpersonal skills to manage a research team
- Positive attitude and energy
- Diversity / Sensitivity
Several professorships are open, at the rank of Lecturer / Assistant Professor / Associate Professor / Senior Associate Professor / Part-time Lecturer.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD in the biological sciences or related discipline and should demonstrate appropriate teaching experience/potentials and evidence of ability to produce high-quality research publications.
Applicants should work at the cutting edge of biology and medicine, covering basic molecular biology, structural biology, cell biology, epigenetics, cancer biology, chemical biology, pharmacology, genomics, evolutionary biology, pathology, microbiology, virology, cancer, immunology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, biotechnology, bioengineering, neuroscience, biochemistry, structural biology, omics technology, proteomics, genetics, proteins, enzyme, metagenomics, RNA and transcriptomics.
Candidates for the post of Associate Professor or above should also have a strong background in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their fields and a successful record of research funding.
Teaching fellows typically focus on academic teaching only, and there are no (or few) expectations on their research performance.
In addition to the basic salary, academic staff members are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, child education, medical insurance and a one-time relocation allowance. Staff abroad may benefit from a “tax holiday” depending on their nationality and personal situation.
CITIZENSHIP AND VISA REGULATIONS:
Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese labor laws and must comply with provincial government regulations. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with respect to obtaining work permits and visas. Please note that applicants over the age of 65 may not be eligible for a PRC work visa.
Please submit your applications online
Request ID: 2166
Requests must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes the following three parts in the order:
- A cover letter
- An up-to-date CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship and highest level of education
- Contact details of three referees
For any specific inquiries related to the position, please email the Acting Head of Department, Dr. Jia Meng, Jia.Meng@xjtlu.edu.cn. Informal inquiries can be directed to Ms. Lidan Yang Human Resources, Lidan.Yang@xjtlu.edu.cn Please provide the position and position ID in your inquiry.