Faculty Positions : Biology & Basic Medical Sciences at Westlake Institute for Advanced Study(WIAS)

Located in the historic and beautiful city of Hangzhou, China, Westlake Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS) is an elite, independent, privately endowed institute, organized into four institutes (Biology, Basic Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences and Advanced Technology).

WIAS offers a highly collaborative environment with a diversity of research areas and state-of-the-art research facilities, professional administrative staff and logistic support for advanced scientific research and nurturing talents.

WIAS is dedicated to the advancement of natural sciences and the frontiers of engineering disciplines. Cutting-edge research will be conducted at WIAS, and interdisciplinary interactions amongst biology, medicine, physics, computer sciences, engineering, and math will be prioritized.

Call for Applications

The Institute of Biology and the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at WIAS, invite applications for multiple full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty positions in the broad areas of life sciences and biomedical research. Appointments are made at four levels: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor and Endowed Chair Professor.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree with a strong record of research accomplishments and peer-reviewed publications. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a rapidly-growing, highly-productive research program and participate in interdisciplinary research and training. Evidence of the ability to secure extramural funding is preferable. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for the 'Thousand Talents Program' or the 'Youth Thousand Talents Program' through WIAS.

An internationally competitive Initial Research Support Package will be offered. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience and academic accomplishments. We also offer a comprehensive benefit package, including full housing benefits and high-end commercial family health insurance. Subsidies from various government sponsored talent programs will also be made available for eligible candidates. All faculty members are encouraged to attack scientific problems of the most challenging and most significant type. At WIAS, sky is the limit!

To apply, please send your application package to talents@wias.org.cn. Please remember to mark your application in the email subject: Name_IBMS.

Application materials:

  • Letter of application;
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Research Proposal (3-5 pages);
  • 3-5 representative papers or treatises;
  • Academic certificate, diplomas, award certificates, personal identification documents, relevant professional and technical qualifications certificates;
  • Three experts’ recommendation letters in relevant field of interest (to be sent directly to the above email address).

Additional Instructions

Review of applications will start upon receipt and will continue until the positions are filled. Applicants will be selected for interviews starting in March 2018. 

This advertisement is effective throughout 2018 and positions remain open until filled.

The Westlake Institute for Advanced Study is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.


Ms. YANG Mengchen, Department of Human Resources, Westlake Institute for Advanced Study

Address: 18 Shilongshan Road, Cloud Town, Xihu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

For more information, please visit: http://www.wias.org.cn/