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Principal Investigator Positions at the Chinese Institutes for Medical Research, Beijing

The Chinese Institutes for Medical Research (CIMR), Beijing
Beijing, China
Successful candidates will be provided internationally competitive salaries and fringe benefits
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Biomedicine, Health Science, Life Science
Job Type
Principal Investigator
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term


The Chinese Institutes for Medical Research (CIMR) is a newly founded medical research center dedicated to fundamental and translational medical research. The CIMR is now recruiting Principal Investigators (PIs) to lead individual labs. The laboratories of the CIMR are located at the main campus of the Capital Medical University, Beijing, China. We welcome applications from candidates of diverse background, and are committed to building a PI-centered governance framework and fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.

We are looking for outstanding scientists at all ranks who study the mechanisms of human diseases, including basic and translational research, drug discovery, biomedical engineering, public health and relevant interdisciplinary fields. Candidates with experience in translational research are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have an opportunity to collaborate with physicians in the Capital Medical University Affiliated Hospitals, and have access to a broad range of patient samples for basic and translational studies.


Position description and qualifications

  1. Assistant Investigator: Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, successful postdoctoral training experience, and have demonstrated the potential to establish a vibrant independent research program.
  2. Associate Investigator: The applicant should have experience of establishing and running an independent lab, and is recognized as a rising star in the field.
  3. Investigator: Senior applicants with a well-established record of research accomplishments and world leadership in relevant fields are encouraged to apply.


Salary, Benefits and Start-up Packages

The CIMR provides internationally competitive salaries, generous start-up packages and five years of large research funding, so that the investigators will have enough time and resource to conduct cutting-edge research. In addition, the CIMR provides attractive comprehensive fringe benefits, including housing allowance, health insurance, and retirement plan. The CIMR provides strong administrative support, outstanding Ph. D. and postdoctoral programs, and will actively coordinate with PIs to support their access to relevant national programs.


How to apply

Applicants should submit in a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a three-page statement of research interests and future research plan. Please also arrange to have three or more letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Panpan Yu at

Review of applications is ongoing, and will continue until the available positions are filled. Successful candidates are being selected based on merit regardless of age, gender, nationality, or ethnicity. Nomination is also welcome.


For more information, please visit our website:


Contact: Panpan Yu, Ph.D.


Cell phone: +86 18565338396

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