Postdoctoral or PhD student positions in H. pylori infection-induced gastric cancer

Zhengzhou, Henan (CN)
Salary US$32K-45K, plus benefit and research grant
August 06 2020
Research in H. pylori induced-gastric cancer
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Research positions in H. pylori infection-induced gastric carcinogenesis

1-2 Postdoctoral and PhD student positions are available for application; areas of study include the role of Helicobacter pylori-induced inflammation, stem cell and epigenetic changes in the development of gastric disease and cancer.

Location:  Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Institute of Translational Medicine, People's Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China

Salary: CNY (Chinese Yuan) 210,000 - 310,000 per annum (the ratio for CNY to US$ is about 6.9:1, which is about US$32K-45K, depending on the publication record and experiences, Postdoc applicants must have at least one publication at journal IF>5.0, no exception!).  A start-up research grant of CNY 300,000 is also provided.

The incumbent will conduct, manage and publish research in above mentioned area to promote our understanding on how H. pylori infection results in gastric disease and cancer.  This will involve use of molecular and cellular biology assays, gastric organoids, animal model, as well as human biopsy tissues; Biological technics including bacteria and cell culture, gene manipulation, (single) cell analysis, etc. 

Excellent verbal and written English language communication skills, along with the ability to work independently and co-operatively are essential.  Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and well prepared PhD or MD scientist work in related area, or PhD student are encouraged to apply (both Chinese and foreign national scientists are welcome, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, foreign scientist will have to wait until Chinese government open the VISA application to start); the aim is to produce work of the highest standard suitable for publication in leading international peer-reviewed journals. 

Enquiries should be directed to Dr. Song-Ze Ding (

The post has funding for 2 years in the first instance or PhD student for 3 years in Zhengzhou University.  For more information about this position, please read the following two review papers from Dr. Ding for research directions.

Ding SZ and Zheng PY.  Helicobacter pylori-induced gastric cancer; advance in gastric stem cell research and the remaining challenges. Gut Pathogens 2012;4:18.

Ding SZ, Goldberg JB, Hetakeyama M.  Helicobacter pylori infection, oncogenic pathway and epigenetic mechanism in gastric carcinogenesis (review). Future Oncology 2010;6 (5): 849-860.

Closing date: the positions remain open until filled.

Zhengzhou University is one of the largest Universities in Central China, and Henan province is the largest province with economic GDP ranked the top fifth in the nation.  The hospital’s mission is to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in working, learning, research and teaching.

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