Post-doc/research associate positions available in Dr. Xiufang Xin’s lab

Dr. Xiufang Xin’s lab is a newly-established group at the CAS Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai, and is affiliated with the CAS-JIC Center of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science ( The group is interested inunderstanding plant-microbe interactions, and utilizes multiple approaches includingmolecular biology, plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, genomics and bioinformatics to tackle fundamental questions in the field of molecular plant-microbe interactions. Research focuses include the interplay between plant immunity and pathogen virulence mechanisms, mechanisms of environmental effect on host immunity and disease outcome, as well as plant-microbiome interactions. For more information about the group, please go to:

Positions for two post-doc/research associates are available.

1. Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, plant biology, biochemistry or genetics, awarded already or in the near future;

2. First-author publication in an established journal;

3. Highly motivated, capable of carrying out independent research projects and good at critical and independent thinking;

4. Previous experience in molecular plant pathology is preferred but not essential; applications with strong background in bioinformatics or protein biochemistry are welcome;

 Interested candidates should prepare a CV, email addresses for up to three referees and a brief statement for future research interest (for post-doc applications only), and email to Dr. Xiufang Xin ( Please state an estimated date when you are able to start the new job (if hired). The positions are open until filled. For additional information, please contact Dr. Xiufang Xin (