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Career Opportunities at the Yazhouwan National Laboratory, Hainan, China

Yazhouwan National Laboratory
Sanya, Hainan, China
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Aug 2024

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Biomedicine, Computing, Life Science
Job Type
Bioinformatician, Postdoctoral, Principal Investigator, Professor, Researcher
Employment - Hours
Full time

Founded in 2022, the Yazhouwan National Laboratory (YNL) is one of the most prestigious entities for innovation in science and technology in China, headquartered in Sanya, Hainan. YNL is committed to developing superior and environmentally friendly crops and livestock breeds for future agriculture by exploring fundamental principles in plant, microbial and animal sciences and developing cutting-edge technologies. YNL strives to motivate the world’s top scientists to tackle national and global challenges in food security.

YNL capitalizes on state-of-the-art facilities to spearhead cutting-edge research on future crops and livestock breeds to achieve international recognition of excellence. YNL acknowledges personal and team contributions to scientific breakthroughs and technological advancements by developing effective incentive programs that provide a clear pathway for smooth career development and competitive performance-based remuneration.


Global Headhunting for Top-Tier Talents

YNL is seeking to recruit internationally recognized scientists across various disciplines relevant to agricultural sciences, with a keen interest in candidates specializing in the following thematic areas:

  • Crop Genetics and Breeding
  • Animal Genetics, Breeding, and Reproduction
  • Photosynthesis and Biological Nitrogen Fixation
  • Biotechnology (Stem cell, genome editing, synthetic biology)
  • Plant Disease Resistance and Veterinary Medicine
  • Computational Science and Big Data Analytics
  • Crop and Animal Traitomics
  • Breeding-related Multidisciplinary Research


Job Qualifications

  1. Principal Scientist
    • Outstanding academic record of breakthrough discoveries and technological innovations in genetics, breeding, and/or related biological sciences involving peanuts, cattle, or chickens.
    • Strong capability of organizing and leading strategic research.
  2. Chief Scientist
    • International recognition and significant scientific achievements.
    • A track record of substantial contributions to high-impact research.
  3. Senior Scientist
    • Strong capacity in performing advanced research.
    • Acknowledged contribution to the field, with profound scientific expertise.
  4. Junior Scientist
    • Ability to conduct advanced research.
    • Outstanding academic achievements in a relevant field, with excellent innovation ability.
  5. Postdoctoral Scientist
    • Competitive skills required for high-impact research and collaboration.
    • A main author of publications in peer-reviewed journals.

All applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field and commit to full-time employment at YNL.


Salary and Benefits

We offer internationally competitive packages of salaries based on the experience and academic achievement of candidates. The specific comprehensive annual salaries for various positions are as follows:

  • Principal Scientist: > CNY 1,950,000 annually.
  • Chief Scientist: > CNY 1,450,000 annually.
  • Senior Scientist: > CNY 1,050,000 annually.
  • Junior Scientist: > CNY 450,000 annually.
  • Postdoctoral Scientist: > CNY 350,000 annually, with additional government subsidies including a yearly allowance of CNY 80,000 (for up to two years) and monetary rewards, comprising a pre-tax cash reward of CNY 400,000 and a housing subsidy of CNY 400,000.

Fringe benefits include:

  • Generous housing option.
  • Medical insurance.
  • Substantial retirement pension.
  • Schooling assistance for children.

Additionally, we provide a start-up package with long-term and substantial funding, ample laboratory space, state-of-the-art research facilities, and strong supporting platforms. YNL’s budgetary stability ensures that every research project has the potential to push the envelope from fundamental research to delivery of future seeds or livestock breeds.

Moreover, outstanding scientists will receive assistance in applying for various talent rewards, which offer monetary remuneration ranging from CNY 400,000 to CNY 4,000,000, and additional policy incentives.


Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit application materials, including a resume with contact information, a statement of past research achievements, and a concise future research proposal to the following e-mail address:

We respectfully inform you that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further communication.


Contact Information

Office of Human Resources, Yazhouwan National Laboratory

Address: No. 8, Huanjin Road, Yazhou Bay Science and Technology City, Sanya, Hainan Province, China, 572024

Tel: +86-898-37365583


Positions are open until filled.


Remark: YNL is an equal-opportunity employer and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We look forward to nurturing upcoming academic stars who will contribute to our groundbreaking endeavors and share our vision for a world-class scientific hub.

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