Postdoc position in Yanxiao Zhang Lab, School of Life Sciences

Category: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: SLS

Location: Yunqi, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

Introduction of the Lab/ Research Field

About the PI: Dr. Yanxiao Zhang received his bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from Beijing University in 2010. He then obtained a PhD degree in Bioinformatics (advisor: Dr. Maureen Sartor) and master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Michigan in 2016. He completed his postdoctoral work in Dr. Bing Ren’s lab at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (UCSD branch), studying the dynamics of chromatin states during mammalian development (as part of ENCODE) and 3-dimenstional chromatin structure.

About the Lab: Our lab will use computational and functional genomics tools to study the mechanisms of aging and cancer, with a primary focus on epigenetic regulations. We will investigate how the dysfunction of heterochromatin, repetitive elements and transposons contributes to the oncogenic and aging processes.

Lab website

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Job Description

Position: Experimental (1-2) or Computational (1-2) Postdoctoral Fellow


1) For experimental position, an ideal candidate should have obtained (or is expected to obtain) a PhD degree in Genomics/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Genetics or related field, and have experiences in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, genomics and other “wet lab” techniques. Experience in epigenetics or CRISPR genome editing is highly desirable.

2) For computational position, an ideal candidate should have obtained (or is expected to obtain) a PhD degree in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics/Biostatistics or other quantitative science field. Skills to program and analyze large-scale datasets or to develop algorithms and statistical methods to analyze data are required. Candidates with experience in epigenomics, single-cell genomics or strong background in computation/statistics will be highly desirable. We also welcome candidates with a non-computational PhD but with strong interest and experience in computation and programing to apply.

3) Excellent communication skills and collaborative spirits are required. We encourage within and between group collaborations.

4) Proficient in communicating, reading, and writing in English.

5) Having 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.

Postdoc(s) selected for China Postdoctoral Science Foundation or Zhejiang Province Selected Funding for Postdoctoral Research Projects will be entitled to further receive a supporting fund of the same amount from the Hangzhou municipal government.

Postdoc(s) who work in Hangzhou on a full-time basis after completing their postdoctoral research will be eligible for applying an allowance of 400,000RMB from the Hangzhou municipal government.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following documents in English in PDF format to, and indicate “Postdoc Application [Your Name]” in the email subject.

1) Cover letter indicating your experience and your interest in our lab

2) CV (includes your education and work experience, and publications)

3) 2-3 reference letters (at least one from PhD advisor) or their contact info. In the former case, please have your referee send their letters to

4) Doctoral Degree Certificate

5) Any other optional documents (such as Github profile, research plan etc.)