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Principal Investigator Positions at the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Therapy, CIMR, Beijing

The Chinese Institutes for Medical Research (CIMR), Beijing
Beijing, China
Competitive salaries, generous start-up packages
Closing date
17 Aug 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, Beijing (CIMR, Beijing) is a brand-new research institution in Beijing, China. Its goal is to make ground-breaking discoveries in medical sciences and facilitate the translation of these discoveries into innovative products for patient care. Closely associated with and physically located on the campus of Capital Medical University (CMU), it will leverage the exceptionally rich clinical resources available at the 20 CMU-affiliated hospitals. Despite its youthful age, CIMR has lofty ambitions and aims to become a premier, world-class medical research hub.

The Institute for Molecular and Cellular Therapy within the CIMR is now looking for outstanding scientists at all ranks interested in developing novel therapeutics in all disease areas. Those engaged in all areas of medical research, including but not limited to those interested in treating major diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases, as well as those interested in rare diseases, are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in those candidates who have experience developing novel molecular and cellular technologies that may aid therapeutics development. Successful candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with clinical colleagues in the Capital Medical University-Affiliated Hospitals and have access to a broad range of patient samples to conduct basic and translational research.

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 establishing and running an independent lab and be recognized as a rising star in the field.
  3. Investigator: Senior applicants with a well-established record of research accomplishments and world-class 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 ample institutionally allocated annual research funding so investigators can dedicate their full attention to cutting-edge research without the need for securing extramural funds. In addition, the CIMR provides attractive, comprehensive fringe benefits, including housing allowance, health insurance, and a retirement plan. The CIMR provides strong administrative support, outstanding Ph. D. and postdoctoral programs, and will actively coordinate with PIs to support their application to relevant national programs.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and a three-page statement of research interests and future research plans. 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.


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Contact: Panpan Yu, Ph.D.



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