Postdoctoral Fellowship and Faculty Position available at School of Life Sciences, Peking University

China (CN)
Salary Negotiable
February 16 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time

Biology is one of the oldest disciplines at PKU, which originated from the Imperial University of Peking (founded in 1898), the first national comprehensive university in China.

The Department of Biology at PKU was established in 1925 with Botany and Zoology as majors. After merging with two other leading Biology departments in 1952, the Department of Biology of Yenching University (established in 1923) and the Department of Biology of Tsinghua University (established in 1927), a wide spectrum of subjects was gradually added to the initial majors, including Plant Physiology, Animal Physiology and Animal Genetics in the early 1950s, Biochemistry and Biophysics in 1956, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Biology and Ecology in 1980s, and Biotechnology in 1993. The Department of Biology was reorganized as the School of Life Sciences (SLS) in 1993 to meet the needs of rapid development, expansion, and interdisciplinary collaborations in life sciences.

Currently, the school has two national laboratories, one key laboratory supported by the Ministry of Education, five research centers and two research institutes. Among 165 staff members, there are 115 academic faculty members working in both teaching and research, including 5 academicians, 6 members of the "The Recruitment Program of Global Experts", 14 members of "The Recruitment Program of Global Youth Experts", 10 "Cheung Kong Scholars", 10 chief scientists of Major National Scientific Research Plan and"973"Project, 1 National Teaching Master, 1 National Model Teacher and 18 NSFC Distinguished Young Scholars.

Nearly seventy research groups in the school carry out research in the forefront of life sciences: cell biology, biochemistry, structural biology, plant developmental and molecular biology, genetics, developmental biology, bioinformatics, physiology, neurobiology, ecology, conservation biology. The school has approximately 230 research projects with an annual research budget of more than 100 million (RMB) from external funding resources.

The school has active cooperation and exchange programs with international institutions. The school also collaborates with some global corporations such as Bayer HealthCare Company Ltd. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, Peking University ranks 48thin the biological sciences.

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Call for application: Bayer-Peking University (PKU) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomedical Sciences

This named fellowship is to fulfill Bayer’s long term interest in supporting Biomedical Sciences in China and to recruit international talent in Biomedical Sciences to PKU. One Bayer-PKU Postdoctoral Fellowship, in the amount of 300K RMB, will be awarded per year.  The fellowship can be used as a supplement for postdoctoral stipend.

Qualified candidate* must have MD or PhD and has or will be accepted to one of the PKU research laboratory under the Bayer-PKU umbrella agreement. We strongly encourage international candidates to apply for such a position.

Candidates shall send a package to before March 31, 2017, including a CV, 3 recommendation letters (one must from PKU mentor) and a research statement (1 page for previous achievement and 2 pages for future research plan) for search committee evaluation.  

*Due to international compliance requirements, the Bayer-PKU Postdoctoral Fellowship cannot either directly or indirectly be used to the benefit of any healthcare professionals.

Faculty Position in Plant taxonomy, Plant Phylogeography and/or Plant Phylogenetics opening at Peking University

The School of Life Sciences at Peking University is announcing the opening of a faculty position in Plant taxonomy, plant phylogeography and/or plant phylogenetics. Hiring level will be commensurate with experience and achievements. The candidate should have a doctorate degree in the relevant field. People who are interested in the position with strong record of research with interdisciplinary approaches, strong teaching interest, and postdoctoral experience are especially encouraged to apply.   

The school has an excellent reputation for basic biological research and teaching. The successful candidate might also be supported by the Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences. Application package that include cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, three representative publications, and three reference letters should be sent to

The recruitment continues until the position is filled.