CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES JOHN INNES CENTRE Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Sciences (CEPAMS) CEPAMS Group Leader Positions

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (Beijing) and the CAS Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, together with the John Innes Centre in the UK, have established a joint Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Sciences (CEPAMS). 

We wish to recruit up to ten new tenure track Group Leaders to join this Centre, to be based either in Shanghai or Beijing . Group Leaders will run internationally outstanding and innovative research programmes. We are particularly interested in candidates in the areas of plant developmental genetics, crop improvement and plant and microbial natural products, but invite candidates from any field of plant and microbial sciences to apply.  

These positions will be affiliated with both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the John Innes Centre. Successful candidates will be employed by CAS and based in new and dedicated CAS laboratories in either Shanghai or Beijing . Successful candidates will be expected to also apply to the CAS Pioneer Hundred Talents Program or the National Thousand Young Talents Program. 

Application forms and further information can be obtained from Christopher DARBY at (+44 1603 450970). Applications should be submitted to Lei QI by e-mail to (+86 10 64806505).  
Applications will be welcomed until all ten positions are filled. There is no closing date, but the first sift for potential applicants will take place from 14 December 2015. The first round of interviews will take place in Shanghai between 15 and 18 March 2016.    

This recruitment exercise and any subsequent appointment are exclusively regulated by the employment law of the People’s Republic of China.