Post-doc positions in Xudong Wu Lab, School of Life Science

Category: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: SLS

Location: Yunqi, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time


Introduction of The Lab/ Research Field

Dr. Xudong Wu has made many important discoveries in pathways regulating protein homeostasis and lipid metabolism. His original work was published in Nature, Science, Nature Cell Biology, Developmental Cell, PNAS, and many other journals. At Westlake University, Dr. Xudong Wu’s group will take an integrated approach including proteomics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, cell imaging, integrative structural biology to address key questions in pathways involved in maintaining organelle homeostasis. Major directions will include but not limited to: A) Protein quality control systems at the membrane on different organelles. B) Ubiquitin regulation of lipid metabolism. C) Therapeutic exploration of membrane quality control systems. The group is looking forward to young scholars with strong scientific interests to form a vibrant research team.

Westlake Faculty Profile: https://sls.westlake.edu.cn/en/Faculty/202108/t20210820_12016.shtml

Lab Website: https://xudongwu-lab.org/


Job Description

1. Position: Postdoctoral Fellow (2~4)

2. Requirements:

    (1) Protein Biochemistry:

· Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, Chemistry, or other related fields.

· Substantial experience in one of the following fields is preferred: recombinant protein expression and purification using various systems, biochemical and biophysical assay developments, protein engineering including application of different display systemsetc.

. Prior experience with structure determination methods like X-Ray crystallography and cryo-EM is not essential, only preferred.

    (2) Cell Biology:

· Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or other related fields.

· Substantial experience in at least one of the following fields: mammalian cell culture, cell line establishment, cell-based assays, immunofluorescence, protein labeling, etc. 

· Experience in at least one of the following techniques is preferred but not essential: CRISPR KI/KO and screeningsRNAifluorescence microscopy.

    (3) Anyone who is interested in the general research directions of the group is also welcome to apply.

3. Other requirements:

    (1) Being passionate about research, can independently carry out research programs, with strong teamwork ability;

    (2) Published or about to publish one first-author paper in major journals (bioRxiv included), with strong communication skills in English;

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


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 400,000 RMB from the Hangzhou government.


How to Apply

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

    (1) Cover letter: briefly stating your research background and interests

    (2) CV

    (3) Two reference letters (one from Ph.D. advisor), including their contact information

Materials will be evaluated once received. Candidates will be notified for interviews promptly. The advertisement remains effective until removed.