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Excellent Young Scholars from Overseas Recruitment

International School of Medicine, Zhejiang University
Yiwu, Zhejiang, China
Competitive salary and other benefits. For more details please refer to the full description
Closing date
5 Apr 2024

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【Zhejiang University】

Zhejiang University (ZJU), recognized both domestically and internationally, stands out as a comprehensive and research-oriented institution, celebrated for its innovative approach and unique characteristics. The university boasts a diverse array of disciplines, including but not limited to philosophy, economics, and medicine. ZJU has earned high esteem in the academic community, reflected by its notable positions in various global university rankings. Specifically, in the QS World University Rankings 2024, ZJU is ranked 44th, while in the QS Asian University Rankings 2024, it achieves the 6th position. Moreover, the university holds a prestigious 3rd place in China according to the 2023 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) , and ranks 33rd globally in the ARWU World Rankings.

【About Us】

The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, the International School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, and the International Institutes of Medicine, Zhejiang University form a collaborative partnership established by Zhejiang University and Yiwu Municipal People's Government. With a commitment to uphold the quality and standards of Zhejiang University, and a focus on national strategic priorities and the implementation of the "double first-class initiatives", this triad development model aims to create an internationally recognized, cutting-edge and research-oriented institute for advanced medical education. Its purpose is to explore how local internationalization can drive innovation in medical science and embark on a new educational journey that embraces global engagement.

The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine (ZJU4H) is a provincial, comprehensive tertiary class-A hospital integrating medicine, education and research, and is directly affiliated with Zhejiang University. It has a planned 4,300 beds and and has won the A+ grade in the performance assessment of tertiary public hospitals for four consecutive years, ranking steadily in the top 5% of the country and the first in west Central Zhejiang.

The International School of Medicine, Zhejiang University (ISM) is a secondary college run and managed by Zhejiang University, which is set to become an institute of higher medical education serving the national "Belt and Road" initiative. Huang Hefeng, an academician from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a famous reproductive medicine scientist, has been appointed as the Dean of the International School of Medicine.

The International Institutes of Medicine, Zhejiang University (IIM) is a platform for scientific research support and translational medicine research. With a total area of 40,000 square meters, it is the "Belt and Road" international cooperation base of the National Center of Technology Innovation for Biopharmaceuticals. It has been approved as the first batch of new provincial-level R&D institutions in Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang-Denmark Joint Laboratory of Regeneration and Aging Medicine, Zhejiang Engineering Research Center for Future Pathology, Postdoctoral Workstations. An international and cutting-edge research team has been built, focusing on “5+X” disciplines, including Reproductive Medicine, Oncology, Regeneration and Aging Medicine, Global Health, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Several centers have been built, including the Centers for Reproductive Medicine, RNA Medicine, Oncology Medicine, Regeneration and Aging Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, and Genetic Medicine, etc. We will continue to carry out high-level clinical translation and cutting-edge multidisciplinary cooperation.

In order to attract excellent young scholars from overseas to work in China. the National Natural Science Foundation of China has set up the National Natural Science Fund for Excellent Youth Science Fund Project (Overseas) since 2021.

We sincerely invite excellent young scholars worldwide to apply for the National Natural Science Fund for Excellent Youth Science Fund Project (Overseas) based on International School of Medicine, Zhejiang University. Zhejiang University and our institute will provide a good research environment and development platform, as well as a competitive salary.


Conditions below refer to the Guide for 2024 National Natural Science Foundation for Outstanding Young Scholars (Overseas)



Abide by the laws and regulations of the People's Republic of China, have good scientific ethics, and consciously practice the spirit of scientists in the new era.


Born after January 1, 1984.


Have obtained a doctoral degree.



The applicant should generally obtain formal teaching or research positions in overseas universities, scientific research institutions or research & development institution of enterprise, and have worked continuously for more than 36 months before April 15, 2024. For those who have obtained a doctoral degree overseas and have outstanding performance, the requirements on working years can be relaxed appropriately.



The applicant should have achieved scientific research technical achievements recognized by peer experts in the field of life science or medicine, and have the potential to become an academic leader or outstanding talent in the field.



The applicant has not yet returned/come to China for full-time work, or returned/came to China for work after January 1, 2023. The applicant must quit his/her overseas job and return/come to China to work full-time for at least 3 years after receiving the fund.





Qualified applicants sign a work contract or an intention agreement with us in accordance with the requirements of the project guide, log into the information system after February 1, 2024, and fill the Application Form of National Natural Science Foundation for Excellent Youth Science Fund Project (Overseas) online (hereinafter referred to as the application form). The applicant is responsible for the authenticity of the application materials submitted.


The applicant shall fill the application form online in simplified Chinese or English according to the instructions, and upload attachments with other materials.



Excellent Youth Science Fund Project (overseas) adopts paperless application method. Applicant submit electronic application, attachments and impartiality commitment documents to us online, which will be reviewed and submitted to the NSFC.


The deadline for application is April 15, 2024.


Academic Environment

Share the first-class academic reputation, advanced research platform, outstanding academic ecology and open research environment of Zhejiang University.


Annual salary may exceed 1 million RMB, applicants can enjoy the corresponding local government subsidies and settlement subsidies based on talent categories.

Scientific Research Fund

Starting funds may exceed 10 million RMB based on NSFC funding, negotiable based on actual demands, no upper limit.


One assignment of talent housing can be purchased at a preferential policy price, and one assignment of expert apartment can be provided during the transition period.

Other Support

Appointed as ZJU 100 Young Professor: eligibility for doctoral enrollment, guarantee of enrollment quota of more than 6 doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows for the first three years.

Service Guarantee

Assist in arrangement of children's school enrollment, childcare and spouse employment.


【How to Apply】

For interested applicants, please scan the following code for registration. Please send email to if you have any questions, indicating the application for Excellent Youth Science Fund Project (Overseas).

1-zhejiang Uni [square]

【Contact Us】



Contact: Ms. Sun

Address: No.200, Hushan Road, Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province


zhejiang zju4h [square]


ZJU-ISM [square]


ZJU-IIM [square]

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