Director Position

Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica
Taipei (TW)
May 16 2019
Director Search Committee
Organization Type

Director Position

Institute of Molecular Biology

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Academia Sinica, Taiwan, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB). The initial appointment is for a period of three years (renewable for a second term), and will also carry the title of Research Fellow.

As the pre-eminent academic institution in Taiwan, Academia Sinica is devoted to basic and applied research in mathematics and physical sciences, life sciences, and humanities and social sciences. IMB, consisting of 36 laboratories, engages in research leading to the better understanding of biological processes at the molecular and cellular level. Current efforts focus on the study of protein complexes, gene expression and transmission, signal transduction and organismic development, with special interests in the problems of neuroscience, chromosome organization, immunology and plant biology. IMB is well funded and equipped with modern research facilities. It maintains a high research standard with an excellent publication record. For details about Academia Sinica and IMB, please consult the website:

Interested candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree, with outstanding research accomplishments and demonstrated leadership experience. Besides conducting a vigorous research program, the successful candidate is expected to build on the existing strengths of the institution, develop new research thrusts, promote basic biological sciences and provide intellectual leadership in relevant basic and applied life sciences in Taiwan.

Applications and nominations, including complete curriculum vitae, a publication list, and three letters of recommendation, should be submitted to Director Search Committee, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica, 128 Academia Road, Section 2, Nankang, Taipei 115, Taiwan or by Email to: Screening of applications/nominations will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.