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Open-Rank Faculty Positions in Biological Sciences

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
Closing date
Sep 28, 2022
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DEPARTMENT: Biological Sciences / School of Sciences 
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, structural biology
POSITION TITLE: Multiple Open-Rank Faculty Positions in Biological Sciences 
LOCATION: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
POSITION OPEN DATE: 1st September 2021
JOB ID: 2166 
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-Term/3-year contract, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended

Located in Suzhou, China, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a young, dynamic and EMI university founded in 2006, and is a unique collaborative institution and first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for more than 100 programmes. XJTLU also aims to become truly research-led and has committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of master’s and PhD student numbers on campus. The university has over 18,000 students and nearly 1000 academic staff representing in excess of 90 nationalities. For detailed information about the university, please visit 
Multiple Faculty Positions are open in The Department of Biological Sciences. The department focuses on molecular bioscience and has recruited faculty from globally distinguished institutions working in this discipline. Although relatively young, the Department is already establishing a solid reputation, as indicated by the growing number of grant awards to its staff (e.g. from the National Natural Science Foundation of China) and national and international research collaborations (e.g. with Novartis and Unilever plc). It has state-of-the-art instrumentation housed in custom-built labs, and with excellent technical support. 
Staff also benefit from the fact that Suzhou is a ‘hot-spot’ for biotechnology and biomedical science – Cold Spring Harbor Asia ( is located within walking distance and there are over 1000 biotechnology companies in BioBay ( 
Current research areas include: cancer biology, structural biology, biotechnology, biomedical sciences, bioinformatics, cell signaling, genomics, molecular microbiology, neuroscience, proteomics, and virology. The Department currently offers undergraduate, and PhD degree programme in both biological sciences and bioinformatics as well as master’s programme in biomolecular science.
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•    To teach undergraduate and graduate students
•    To maintain active research and obtain research funding 
•    To carry out various administrative duties related to university teaching and research (e.g. Research Officer, Lab Safety Officer, and Examination Officer)
•    To supervise graduate students and support teaching and research staff
•    To establish an innovative and well-funded research group that is open to interdisciplinary collaboration. 

•    Effective communication skills; fluent in written and spoken English
•    Problem-solving/creativity 
•    Adaptability and flexibility
•    Professionalism and work ethic
•    Interpersonal abilities to manage a research team
•    Positive attitude and energy
•    Diversity / Sensitivity
Multiple faculty positions are open, at the rank of Teaching fellow / Assistant professor / Associate professor / Senior associate professor / Part-time lecturer.
The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in biological sciences or a related discipline and should demonstrate appropriate teaching experience/potentials and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications.
Candidates should be working at the forefront of biology and medicine, spanning basic molecular biology, structural biology, cell biology, epigenetics, cancer biology, chemical biology, pharmacology, genomics, evolutionary biology, pathology, microbiology, virology, cancer, immunology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, biotechnology, bioengineering, neuroscience, biochemistry, structural biology, omics technology, proteomics, genetics, protein, enzyme, metagenomics, RNA and transcriptomics.
Candidates for the position of Associate Professor or above should also have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their fields and a successful record of research funding.
Teaching fellows generally focus on university teaching only, and there is no (or minimal) expectations on their research performance. 

In addition to the base salary, members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, children’s education, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal circumstances. 
Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws, and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas.  Please be advised candidates over 65 may be not eligible for a work visa from the PRC.

Please submit your applications online:

Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes the following three parts in the order:
•    A cover letter 
•    A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level
•    Contact details for three referees 
For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email acting Head of Department, Prof. Jia Meng, Informal enquiries may be addressed to HR at Ms Lidan Yang, Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry. 

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