XIAN JIAOTONG LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY (XJTLU)

Lecturer of Bioinformatics

Location
Suzhou, Jiangsu (CN)
Posted
14 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

LECTURER OF BIOINFORMATICS

DEPARTMENT: Biological Sciences
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE: The successful applicant will establish and lead a productive research program in the areas of bioinformatics/computational biology that provides research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
POSITION TITLE: LECTURER OF BIOINFORMATICS
LOCATION: SUZHOU CAMPUS
SALARY: Lecturer 5: 27,115-29,866RMB/month (with the opportunity to go to 33,222RMB/month based on future annual performance and evaluations after being in post) 
POSITION OPEN DATE: 
ADVERTISEMENT CLOSING DATE: January 31, 2020
JOB ID: 995976
CONTRACT TYPE: Full time

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: 
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a unique collaborative institution and the first joint-venture university in China to offer both UK (University of Liverpool) and Chinese (Ministry of Education) accredited undergraduate degrees for all programmes. Formed in 2006, the first cohort of students graduated in August 2010. The University now has almost 15,000 students studying on campus. The language of instruction is English. XJTLU aims to become truly research-led, and has recently committed significant investment into research development and the expansion of PhD student numbers on campus.

XJTLU is located in the Higher Education Town of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP). Suzhou has been ranked the 74th most liveable city in the 2018 Global Liveability Index. Additionally, it is well-connected via nearby airports to cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, and Taipei, and via high-speed rail to other major cities in China. SIP is a major growth zone, including operations run by nearly one-fifth of the Fortune 500 top global companies. Greater Suzhou is now the fourth largest concentration of economic activity in China in terms of GDP, and the SIP has a higher GDP per capita than the UK. The broader Suzhou area encompasses the spirit of both old and new in China, with the historic old town’s canals, UNESCO World Heritage Site gardens, and the I.M. Pei-designed Suzhou Museum attracting millions of tourists annually. SIP offers an excellent quality of life with high environmental standards. The nearby Jinji Lake provides attractive views, by day and by night, and there is a variety of shopping facilities, international and local restaurants, entertainment hubs and nightlife. Suzhou is also home to four international schools.

The Department of Biological Sciences focuses on molecular bioscience and has recruited faculty from globally distinguished institutions working in this discipline. Although relatively new, 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 biomedical ‘hot-spot’ – Cold Spring Harbor Asia (http://www.csh-asia.org/index.html) is located within walking distance and there is a major concentration of biotechnology companies in BioBay (http://en.biobay.com.cn/main/index.asp). Current research areas include: cell signalling; chemical biology; cancer biology; molecular microbiology; neuroscience; proteomics, virology and bioinformatics. The Department currently offers an undergraduate, master’s and PhD degree programme in both biological sciences and bioinformatics. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: The successful applicant will establish and lead a productive research program in the areas of bioinformatics/computational biology that provides research opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: cooperative, communicative, reliable, responsible

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 

  • PhD in biological science, computer science, mathematics, engineering or relevant areas

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 

  • A strong research record
  • A minimum of 2 years of postdoctoral experience, 
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate level teaching experience 

COMPENSATION PACKAGE: 
Members of Academic Staff are entitled to subsidies for accommodation, travel, and children’s educational, medical insurance, and a one-time relocation allowance is provided. Overseas staff may receive a tax “holiday,” depending on nationality and personal circumstances. 

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 55 may be not eligible for PRC work visa.

TO APPLY: 
Please send your application to AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. In the subject line write the Positon you are applying for and quote the job ID number for reference. 

Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of: 

  • A cover letter 
  • A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level
  • Contact Details for Three References 

Applications should be received by the closing date stated above. 
Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Staff Management Team at AcademicPositions@xjtlu.edu.cn. Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.  

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