The Center for Grassland Microbiome, Lanzhou University announces openings of 6 full professor positions and 13 early-career research professor (i.e., Yong Research Fellow) positions. The successful applicants of full professors will be immediately tenured. The successful applicants of early-career research professors will be on tenure track for 5 years before being considered for tenured full professor. We are seeking innovative scholars whose background may come from any field of microbiology or related disciplines such as bioinformatics, biostatistics, systems biology and ecology.
The successful applicants for Full Professor Positions should have an outstanding publication record, with the ability and will to build up a nationally and internationally competitive research team. The successful awardees of several“Excellent Young Talents”or higher-level programs in China will be appointed as full professors without additional review. We will offer generous compensation packages with a competitive salary and significant start-up fund, home purchase subsidies and settlement allowance, appropriate lab space, together with child education, medical and other benefits.
The successful applicants of Early-Career Research Professor Positions should have a track-record for excellence in research and potential to become a leader of his/her field. We will offer generous compensation packages with a yearly salary of 300,000 RMB, start-up fund of 500,000-1,000,000 RMB, yearly housing compensation of 40,000 RMB that fully covers housing rent for a ~100 square meters’apartment on campus or nearby areas, support for lab space and research team development, together with child education, medical and other benefits.
The State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro–ecosystems:
The State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystems, which is the only state key laboratory in the area of grassland sciences. Its grassland science was ranked A+ by the last discipline review organized by the Chinese Ministry of Education in 2016. Currently, the State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystems has two members of Chinese Academy of Engineering, who are the only academicians in grassland sciences.
In February 2019,taking its bases from the State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystems, Center for Grassland Microbiome was established at Lanzhou University as an entity research institute.It is the first grassland microbial research center in China and with the aim to promote cutting-edge research and technology in grassland microbiology. Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering & Professor Nan Zhibiao, now serves as the first Director of the center.
Lanzhou University is a premier university supported by the “Project 985” and“Project 211”, and now by“Project double one”under the Chinese Ministry of Education. Established in 1909, it has grown into a university with strategic significance, embarking on the historic mission of training high-level talents for the country, especially in the west region of China, and developing science, technology and culture. Lanzhou University has more than 3000 faculty members, with 18 people elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences or Chinese Academy of Engineering.
To apply: Please submit a letter of application, a research statement, along with current Curriculum Vitae, by email to: [email protected], Center for Grassland Microbiome, Lanzhou University. Application review will continue until all positions are filled.