Post-doc positions in Westlake Disease Modeling Lab

Category: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: SLS

Location: Yunqi, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

Introduction of The Lab/ Research Field

Disease models serve the fundamental research tools for investigating the genetic basis of human diseases. Their fidelity, reproducibility, and accuracy lie in the key to the correct path to uncovering the precise underlying pathobiology. Westlake Disease Modeling Laboratory (WeModel Lab) strives to generate robust human disease models through cutting-edge tissue culture methods incorporated with bioengineering tools. Focusing on cancer, developmental disease, and rare genetic diseases, the lab incorporates scalable organoid, stem cell, and cancer cell culture systems to establish long-term and short-term culture of primary human patient samples for different scientific applications. WeModel Lab aims at delivering high-quality models that are comprehensively characterized using modern genomics and phenotyping tools, that can serve as starting materials for mechanism exploration of important disease areas. As a core division of Westlake Intelligent Biomedical Labs, WeModel Lab adopts a new teaming format that fosters cross-disciplinary technology integration and collaborations with multiple laboratories at the Westlake University. Its core members will receive extensive support, advice and mentorship from the leadership team (Drs. Shang Cai, Qi Xie, and Xin Jin), and develop skill sets in conducting high-throughput, large-scale research. 

Job Description

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow (46)

Requirements (researchareas below are recommended):

1) Cell biology, organoid, cancer, stem cell, primary cell and tissue culture;

2) Bioengineering, bio scaffolds, 3D printing, microfluidics;

3) Bioinformatics, deep sequencing analysis, genomics, transcriptomics;

4) Moleculary biology, CRISPR, viral vector cloning, library construction, high-throughput screen.

Other requirements:

1) Have obtained or about to obtain a Ph.D. degree, aged under 35;

2) Ability to conduct original research, have high quality publications, fluent in English writing and communication;

3) Confident, creative, self-disciplined, stringent in research quality.

Compensation and Benefits

The research team offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applications for relevant projects and programs will be encouraged and supported.

For post-doc(s) who selected for China Postdoctoral Science Foundation or Advanced Programs of Zhejiang Province will be entitled to receive the same amount funds from the Hangzhou government.

For post-doc(s) who full-time work in Hangzhou after completing their post-doc research will be eligible for applying allowance of 400,000RMB from the Hangzhou government.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following documents in English as PDF files to, and indicate the Post-doc application in the email subject.

1) CV

2) 2 reference letters

3) Doctoral Degree Certificate