Xi'an Jiaotong - Liverpool University – Biological Sciences
School: School of Science
Position: Faculty [Open Rank]
Location: Suzhou, China
Contract Type: Fixed-term, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended
In 2006 Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) was created by the University of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong University – a top ten university in China. Offering a unique international education experience, XJTLU brings together excellent research practice and expertise from both institutions and gives students the skills and knowledge they need to secure careers in a global marketplace. XJTLU now has over 25,000 enrolled students in both Suzhou and Liverpool in the UK, with plans to grow to about 28,000 students by 2025. There are currently about 2,000 staff, among which about 1,000 academic staff, with an almost even split between citizens of the People’s Republic of China and international passport holders. XJTLU offers our undergraduates and postgraduates over 100 programmes with a diverse spectrum of courses.
XJTLU is entering a new and exciting phase of its development as part of its strategic priorities for the next ten years. Adopting a new higher education model based on the concept of Syntegrative Education (SE), XJTLU is currently opening a new Entrepreneurial Education site in Taicang, part of wider Suzhou, where the Entrepreneur College (Taicang) is located. The Taicang site will be a pioneer of, and educational model for, the future campus in addressing challenges arising from the 4th Industrial Revolution. Other new initiatives include new working partnerships with Xi’an Jiaotong University, the continued development of the four new Academies, and exploration of further potential locations to develop the SE model.
With a focus on innovative learning and teaching, and research, XJTLU draws on the strengths of its parent universities, and plays a pivotal role in facilitating access to China for UK and other institutional partners. At same time, XJTLU is exploring future education by blending the educational theory, best practice and culture from west and east.
For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn.
The department focuses on molecular bioscience and has recruited faculty from globally distinguished institutions working in this discipline. Although relatively young, the Department is already establishing a solid reputation, as indicated by the growing number of grant awards to its staff (e.g. from the National Natural Science Foundation of China) and national and international research collaborations (e.g. with Novartis and Unilever plc). It has state-of-the-art instrumentation housed in custom-built labs, and with excellent technical support.
Staff also benefit from the fact that Suzhou is a ‘hot-spot’ for biotechnology and biomedical science – Cold Spring Harbor Asia (http://www.csh-asia.org/index.html) is located within walking distance and there are over 1000 biotechnology companies in BioBay (http://en.biobay.com.cn/main/index.asp).
Current research areas include: cancer biology, bioinformatics, cell signaling, genomics, molecular microbiology, neuroscience, proteomics, and virology. The Department currently offers undergraduate, and PhD degree programme in both biological sciences and bioinformatics as well as master’s programme in biomolecular science.
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RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
The faculty position is at the rank of Teaching fellow / Assistant professor / Associate professor / Senior associate professor / Part-time lecturer.
The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in biological sciences or a related discipline and should demonstrate appropriate teaching experience/potentials and evidence of the ability to produce high quality research publications.
Candidates should be working at the forefront of biology and medicine, spanning basic molecular biology, structural biology, cell biology, epigenetics, cancer biology, chemical biology, pharmacology, genomics, evolutionary biology, pathology, microbiology, virology, cancer, immunology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, biotechnology, bioengineering, neuroscience, biochemistry, structural biology, omics technology, proteomics, genetics, protein, enzyme, metagenomics, RNA and transcriptomics.
Candidates for the position of Associate Professor or above should also have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international research profile in their fields and a successful record of research funding.
Teaching fellows generally focus on university teaching only, and there is no (or minimal) expectations on their research performance.
CITIZENSHIP AND VISA REGULATIONS
Employment at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws, and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas. Please be advised candidates over 65 may be not eligible for a work visa in the P.R. China.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
SALARY: Competitive salary in the market
1. Allowance: XJTLU provide various month/annual/one-off allowances as
2. Commercial insurance: international insurance plans customized for XJTLU staff and family members. (details refer to the University Policy)
3. Paid holidays:
4. Working visa and residence permit in China:
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application on our university website by clicking the 'Apply' button. Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:
For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email acting Head of Department, Dr. Jia Meng, Jia.Meng@xjtlu.edu.cn.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to HR at Ms Lidan Yang, Lidan.Yang@xjtlu.edu.cn
Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.
|Location:||Suzhou - China|
|Salary:||Competitive Salary in the Market|
|Placed On:||13th April 2023|
|Expires:||12th June 2023|