Associate/Full Professors in Synthetic Biology at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Associate/Full Professors in Synthetic Biology at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Shenzhen, China

I. About Us

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT)-Chinese Academy of Sciences was jointly established by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and the Shenzhen Municipal Government in 2006. A major mission of SIAT is to lead technology revolution in Biological Sciences and Bioindustry by uniting information technology (IT) and biotechnology (BT).

The Center for Synthetic Genomics (CSG) was recently established within Institute of Synthetic Biology (iSynBio), Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), and co-directed by Professors Junbiao Dai and Yizhi Patrick Cai. Prof. Jef Boeke, the founding director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at NYU Langone Medical Center and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as well as the National Academy of Sciences, serves as the honorable director and the Chief Scientist of CSG. The mission of CSG is to “Understand and harness living systems by designing, synthesizing and editing their genomes”. Further information is available at

II. Job Openings and Requirements

We are seeking qualified candidates to fill in multiple Principal investigator (PI) positions at Associate/Full Professor level. It is envisioned that each PI will have a team of approximately 20 researchers post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, research assistants) and that PIs will carry out work either individually or cooperatively in the Chair Professor’s research team.

Applicants should have (i) a Ph.D. or M.D. degree or its equivalent in life science or related disciplines; specific areas of interest include but not limited to nucleic acid chemistry, DNA/protein design and synthesis, development of computational tools for genome analysis and design, genome evolution, genome editing, artificial life, chemical biology, genetic networks and modeling, cell reprogramming, genetic circuit design, mammalian synthetic biology and microbial community engineering; (ii) a competitive track record of research and publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals in one or more related areas; and (iii) ability to apply for external funding support.

III. Benefits

We offer highly competitive salaries, sufficient start-up packages, appropriate lab space, together with other benefits. Qualified candidates for National Young Thousand Talents Program, CAS Hundred-Talents Program, the Peacock Program or other talent programs will receive additional support from the central and municipal governments.

IV. Application

Applications, including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, research statements, copies of up to 5 relevant papers, the contact information of three referees should be submitted electronically to Miss Shuxia Yan at Review of applications and interview of shortlisted applicants will begin from now on until all positions are filled.

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Associate/Full Professors in Synthetic Biology at Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology