Applications are Invited for Faculty Positions in the Faculty of Synthetic Biology

Date:13-08-2020   |   【Print】 【close

 The Faculty of Synthetic Biology

Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chinese Academy of Sciences and Shenzhen Municipal Government are in the process of establishing a new university in Shenzhen, named Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIAT). SIAT aims at building a science and technology based, scientific leading, world-class research university. The new university is located in Shenzhen, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with growing high-tech industries.

The Faculty of Synthetic Biology is here!

Synthetic Biology redesigns the existing or creates novo biological systems, exploring the mechanism and rules of life, and developing the next-generation biotechnology that is believed to “change the world”.

The Faculty of Synthetic Biology and the Institute of Synthetic Biology under SIAT adopt a two-in-one operation mode, featuring with interdisciplinary teaching and state-of-the-art research platforms including a unique synthetic biology facility and international talent pool. This two-in-one institution is committed to becoming a high-level scientific, cultural and talent training base and a world-renowned synthetic biology and engineering biology center.

The Faculty has been proposed to set up two degree granting departments, including Department of Biological sciences, Department of Engineering Biology, a Center for Advanced Interdisciplinary Synthetic Biology Research, and 10 associated special training programs with students’ interest driven, including quantitative synthetic biology, genome engineering, cell engineering, molecular virology, microbial synthetic biology, information synthetic biology, synthetic immunology, synthetic organ engineering, materials synthetic biology, Automated and intelligent biosystems design.

The Faculty of Synthetic Biology is recruiting now!

The Faculty of Synthetic Biology seeks applicants for tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the rank from assistant professor to chair professor. All positions require a Ph.D. degree in related discipline and an outstanding research track record. Relevant postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. The successful applicant will be expected to obtain external funding to conduct research and help guide research efforts in their areas of expertise. In addition to research, the candidate will be expected to teach appropriate courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, and engage in scholarly activities. Startup fund and starting salary will be internationally competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Housing and medical benefits will also be provided.

Contact details

  • Email:
  • Telephone:(86)0755-86953662
  • Address: SIAT, No. 1068 Xueyuan Avenue, Shenzhen University Town, Shenzhen, P. R. China

Please send your documents in PDF format to the recruitment email address. The subject should be in the following format: “Name+Position+Research field”.Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Review of applications is on a rolling basis with no deadlines, until all the positions are filled.

The Faculty of Synthetic Biology is adopting a double recruitment work model. Personnel in teaching and research positions will have the opportunity to join Shenzhen Institute of Synthetic Biology at the same time. We welcome talents from both home and abroad to join us!