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Job Advertisement of Cancer Cell Signalling Lab in Zhejiang Chinese Medical University

Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
Hangzhou, Zhejiang (CN)
Competitive salary, discussed on a case-by-case basis.
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
PhD Position, Postdoctoral, Principal Investigator, Professor, Research Assistant
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Post Title: Lab manager (LM), postdoc (PD) and PhD positions in Cancer Cell Signalling lab (Georgios Giamas Lab)

Employer: Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU)

Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Treatment & Salary: All enter the post system. Benefits such as five social insurance and one housing fund, and competitive bonus determined by the level of experience and skill set of the applicants.

Closing date: 07/2024

Expected start date: August 2024


Essential criteria for Lab manager (LM) / postdoc (PD) and PhD (PhD) posts:

  • Excellent written/spoken knowledge of English and Chinese languages (LM, PD and PhD).
  • PhD in biochemistry, molecular/cellular biology or equivalent (LM and PD).
  • A minimum of one first author publication in a reputable journal (PD).
  • Advanced skills in biochemistry, molecular/cellular and cancer biology techniques (LM and PD).
  • Commitment to work in a highly competitive field (LM, PD and PhD).
  • A demonstrated ability to write scientific papers/grants and prepare high-quality figures.
  • Ability to independently drive a research project and analyse data (PD).
  • Ability to work individually on own initiative and without close supervision, and as part of a team (LM PD and PhD).
  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills (LM, PD and PhD).
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines (LM, PD and PhD).
  • Excellent presentation and IT skills (LM, PD and PhD).
  • Keeping accurate and complete records of lab work (LM, PD and PhD).
  • Honesty, motivation, demonstrable independence, commitment and a strong work ethic (LM, PD and PhD).


Various research positions (including 1x lab manager, 1x postdoctoral and 2x PhD positions) are available in a newly established translational cancer research laboratory LED BY Professor Georgios Giamas at ZCMU (Binwen Campus), FROM JULY 2024. We are an active, vibrant research group and provide a stimulating and supportive research environment. We are committed to research excellence and to nurturing scientific careers amongst our trainees and junior faculty.


Available research projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification of novel druggable targets within the breast and brain tumour microenvironments’;
  • Identification of solid tumours biomarkers in extracellular vesicles-based liquid biopsies’;
  • Elucidation of the signalling pathways that LMTK3 is implicated in, in cancer and other disease/disorders’.

Our work combines a variety of in vitro, in vivo models and patients' specimens to study relevant pathways in cancer. An overview of research within the Giamas lab can be found at:


Please contact Prof. Georgios Giamas ( for informal enquiries.


Formal applications should be accompanied by a full CV and the names of three academic referees. Please send these materials to Prof. Georgios Giamas ( and CC email to Dr. Zhendong Liu ( Tel: +86-571-87071816



Introduction of ZCMU and High-level talents Recruitment

Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU) is a modern university located near the south bank of Qiantang River, in the city of Hangzhou, a world-famous tourist destination known for its beautiful scenery and rich cultural heritage. ZCMU is a key university in Zhejiang Province, P. R. China, jointly established by the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province, the National Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

The university now has two campuses covering with the total area exceeding 470,000 square meters. ZCMU enrolls over 22,000 full-time students, including over 5,200 doctoral and master degree students, and over 800 international students. ZCMU is among the first batch of universities in China to recruit and cultivate postgraduates of TCM, and takes the lead among Zhejiang provincial universities eligible of awarding doctoral degrees and establishing post-doctoral research stations. Now, ZCMU is a teaching and research-oriented university with TCM and Chinese Materia Medica as its leading subjects, combined with contemporary life science subjects. ZCMU is presently comprised of 18 schools and has 4 directly affiliated hospitals. Moreover, there are additional 21 Hospitals located in different cities of Zhejiang Province indirectly affiliated with ZCMU. 

ZCMU is a national demonstration base for cultivating innovative talents. It has independently cultivated a number of high-level talents, including Members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, National Masters of TCM, National “Ten Thousand Talent Program” Leading Talents, Chief Scientist of the 973 Program, and National Famous Doctors of TCM etc. Currently, ZCMU employs 1,300 faculty and staff, and among them, over 330 with senior professional titles, including Members of the Academia Europaea, Distinguished Professors holding the title of “the Cheung Kong Scholar” awarded by the Ministry of Education of P.R.C, recipients of National Natural Science Funds for Distinguished Young Scholar and of National Science Foundation for Excellent Young Scholar Awards, etc.

ZCMU promotes established and new disciplines with emphasis on scientific technology innovation. ZCMU was within the first batch of Zhejiang provincial universities that have been awarded national key discipline. Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Materia Medica are among the second batch of characteristic and preponderant key disciplines of Zhejiang Province. It has 3 A-class and 6 B-class discipline construction programs of Zhejiang “13th Five-Year-Plan”. It has 2 national clinical research bases of TCM and a number of science and innovation platforms. The Research Fields of ZCMU, including Clinical Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Biology and Biochemistry, rank at the top 1% of global ranking based on Essential Science Indicators.

In the new era, ZCMU has been and will continue to adhere to the motto of “Seek the Origin at High Aspiration”, and the philosophy of “Student-centered, Academics-prioritized”, and commits to building a first-class TCM university characterized by cultural inheritance and innovation. ZCMU is now recruiting high-level talents worldwide to lead scientific technology innovation. The research fields are listed, but not limited to: basic medicine, clinical medicine, life sciences, pharmacy, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, nanomedicine, chemistry, nursing and public health. The following research areas are of particular interest: neuroscience, immunity, cancer translational research, osteology, nephrology, pharmacology, public health and traditional medicine.


ZCMU fosters a rigorous academic atmosphere and institutional environment. ZCMU provides excellent academic research conditions for you to achieve your professional goals and competitive career development conditions.

(1) Help to establish innovative research teams; and foster PhD student and postdoctoral fellow enrollment;  

(2) Provide competitive research funding and opportunities to collaborate with other laboratories with the ZCMU and with the ZCMU Affiliated Hospitals; Provide administrative supporting applications for national, provincial, and ministerial scientific research projects. We strive to provide for a supportive, international and multidisciplinary research environment;

(3) Flexible work hours are provided to support family life and priority is given to arranging for children to enroll in child –care, primary schools, junior middle schools and universities;

(4) The annual salary system is implemented and the comprehensive annual salary exceeds 700,000 RMB per year for high-level talents; income can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

(5) Health insurance and housing support are also provided; ZCMU Affiliated Hospitals also provide high-quality medical care and occupational health management;


Application: recruitment is available all year round. Applicants should send detailed resumes (including educational work experience, scientific research and management performance, etc.) to the designated email address ( for initial evaluation.



Address: No. 548 Binwen Road, Binjiang District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China

Tel: Dr. Wang (+86)571 8660 3313 (Human Resource Department)

Tel: Dr. Wu (+86)571 8663 3125 (Talent Office)



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