Group Leader-Proteomics Scientist, China/US Collaboration

Shanghai (CN)
Depends on Qualifications
September 04 2019
Organization Type

Group Leader-Proteomics Scientist, China/US Collaboration

iHuman Institute at Shanghai Tech University

Location: Shanghai, China


We are recruiting highly motivated and collaborative Proteomics Scientists ( for a full time Group Leader position in the Krogan Lab at the iHuman Institute, ShanghaiTech University. The selected candidate will join the Krogan lab, a mutli-disciplinary team that utilizes proteomic and genomic systems biology techniques to study disease areas, including cancer, infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, and psychiatric conditions. At ShanghaiTech we will leverage a powerful combination of structural proteomics and functional CRISPR-based technologies to research GPCR signaling, structure, and functional protein networks important in human disease.

Professor Nevan Krogan has a well-established team of young and talented scientists working from the world renowned University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) and J. David Gladstone Institutes, both based in San Francisco, California. The success of the Krogan lab has largely been based on collaborations with the world’s top scientists who have been brought together through three of our main initiatives: the Host Pathogen Map Initiative (HPMI) (, the Cancer Cell Map Initiative (CCMI) ( and the Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative (PCMI) ( The Krogan Lab at ShanghaiTech will be integrated into the main lab and expected to contribute to the overall goals of the various mapping initiatives, while also establishing a strong presence and collaboration at iHuman Institute.


Group Leader Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage and organize all projects at ShanghaiTech to seamlessly integrate and collaborate with the San Francisco based labs, working collectively towards goals in the Krogan lab cell mapping initiatives.
  • Supervise, manage, and lead junior and senior researchers of the ShanghaiTech team (approximately 5-6 members), including postdocs, students, bioinformaticians and technicians.
  • Operate and maintain lab instruments, manage day-to-day operations including budget and personnel aspects of the facility in ShanghaiTech.
  • Employ established Krogan lab proteomic strategies and develop and advance new proteomic and CRISPR-based genomic workflows.
  • Communicate and share research findings with Senior Investigators at the San Francisco based labs through written and oral reports, weekly lab meetings (virtual attendance), and bi-annual site visits to US-established Krogan labs.



  • PhD in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, or related field, and minimum of 3 years of postdoc or equivalent industry training.
  • Experience and technical expertise in the latest proteomics and mass spectrometry-based techniques and analyses, with preference given to candidates having knowledge of HDX, XL-MS, or Native-MS approaches.
  • Experience with CRISPR-based genomic strategies.
  • Strong communication and writing skills in English and Chinese.
  • Highly collaborative with excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Capable and interested in developing and optimizing new proteomic platforms and analytical pipelines.

We offer a unique opportunity to lead a diverse team in a highly dynamic work environment, and to collaborate with world-renowned international scientists. A competitive annual salary will be decided based on University salary scale according to candidate’s work experience and qualifications.


How to apply:

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until positions are filled. For

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Applicants must provide the following: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and the contact information (names, titles, and e-mail addresses) of three references. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to the initial review date.