Job Advertisement:Lihan ZHANG Lab, School of Science
Job Advertisement:Lihan ZHANG Lab, School of Science

Category: Research Team

Department: SS

Location: Yungu, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

1.  Introduction about the Lab

Natural products have been the major source of antibiotics. As we enter the era of antibiotic resistance crisis, there is a keen need for discovery of new antibiotics. How much do new drugs remain to be discovered from nature?  How can we create new “unnatural” natural products? Our lab applies evolutionary perspective to understand the diversity of natural products and their biosynthesis, and aims to accelerate natural product evolution by synthetic biology.

2. Job Openings

1) Position

Assistant Researcher (non-tenured research track, 1 vacancy)

2) Job Responsibilities

Conducting projects around the lab's research directions and assisting in mentoring students.

3) Job Requirements

- Having Ph.D. degree and at least one year of research job experience (including postdoc)

- Strong ability to carry out independent research work.

- We will prioritize those who has experience in bioinformatics analysis and tool development.

3.Compensation and Benefits

The research team offers an internationally competitive compensation package commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience basing the relevant regulations of Westlake University. The selected candidates will enjoy the Chinese social security system with 5 mandatory insurance schemes (pension fund, medical insurance, industrial injury insurance, unemployment insurance, and maternity insurance) and a housing fund (only applicable to Chinese employees), as well as the other relevant benefits from Westlake University. Applications for relevant projects and programs will be encouraged and supported.

4. How to apply

To apply, please send the following documents in English as a PDF file to, and indicate applied position in the email subject as (position  name_candidate name).

1) Resume including education background, work experience, and academic achievement, etc.;

2) Cover letter describing your projects, research interests and proposal and career goals;

We will arrange an interview for the selected candidates within one month upon receiving initial application.