Postdoc Positions in Qiufu Ma Lab, School of Life Science, Westlake University

Category: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: SLS

Location: Yungu, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

Introduction of The Lab/ Research Field

Dr. Qiufu Ma joined Westlake University in 2022 as the chair professor of neurobiology and the director of the Research Center for Systems Physiology and Bioelectronic Medicine. Dr. Ma is a pioneer in using genetic tools to map spinal pain pathways (Duan et al., Cell, 2014; Cheng et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2017; Huang et al., Nature, 2019). In recent years, his lab started to study the neuroanatomical basis behind acupuncture practice, providing a concrete support for the presence of acupoint specificity in driving autonomic neural pathways that can powerfully modulate inflammation (Liu et al., Nature, 2021). At Westlake University, Dr. Ma lab will explore how neural signals regulate immune cells, optimize acupuncture stimulation parameters to activate specific anti-inflammatory neural pathways, and seek new ways to treat chronic diseases including chronic pain disorders.

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Job Description

Positions: Postdoctoral Fellows


1) Age under 35, have or going to have a Ph.D degree.

2) Have strong passion for science; independently minded.

3) Candidates trained in neuroscience, electrophysiology/two-photon neuronal imaging, acupuncture studies, immunology, or single cell sequencing are preferred.

4) Have published or about to publish first-author paper(s).

5) Adequate ability to read and communicate in English.

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 work full time in Hangzhou after completing their two-year post-doc research will be eligible for applying to 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 “position application and your name” in the email subject.

1) CV.

2)2-3 reference letters (One of them is from supervisor).

3)Doctoral Degree Certificate.