Research Professor Series and Research Assistant Positions in the Laboratory of cell fate control in the School of Life Sciences

Category: Research Team

Department: SLS

Location: Yunqi, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time


Prof. Pei’s primary interest is to understand cell fate control. His lab pioneered cellular reprograming early. Using reprograming as a paradigm, he discovered:

1) Vitamin C as an epigenetic regulator that enhances cellular reprograming through histone and DNA demethylations;

2) Epithelial to mesenchymal(EMT) and mesenchymal to epithelial(MET) transitions as drivers for iPSC generation;

3) Urine epithelial cells as a source of stating cells for reprograming. 

He has proposed a chromatin open-close binary logic for cell fate control and a conceptual interface between pluripotent and somatic states. These concepts are still driving current works in the lab.

Multiple positions are available in the Laboratory of cell fate control, including position of Research Professor Series and Research Assistant.


1. Job openings


(1) Position Type: Research Professor series: Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, Research Professor

Requirements:

1)Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biomedical Engineering, or other STEM fields;

2)Previous postdoc experience is required;

3)Strong interested in cell fate control, regardless of previous experiences;

4)Experience with grant writing or patent application;

5)Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative research environment;

6)ExcellentEnglish speaking skills and manuscript writing skills;

7)Demonstrate passion and commitment towards research work; able to independently conduct research and supervise graduate students and other lab members.


(2) Position Type: Research Assistant (2)

Job Responsibilities:

1) Purchase and maintain lab equipment; arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair;

2) Maintain laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders of supplies; verifying receipt of supplies;

3)Reimbursement of lab expenses;

4)Assist with grant applications;

5)Package receiving and sending;

6)Assist with lab member’s projects.

Requirements:

1)Bachelor or Master Degree in, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Biomedical Engineering, or other STEM fields;

2) Strong interest in cell fate control, regardless of previous experiences;

3)Experience with grant writing or patent application is a plus.


2. 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.


3. How to Apply

To apply, please send the following documents in English as a PDF file to (xiaobing@westlake.edu.cn), and indicate applied position in the email subject.

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

2) CV;

3) Two reference letters (please include contact information);

4) Degree Certificate and other supportive documents.

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Research Professor Series and Research Assistant Positions in the Laboratory of cell fate control in the School of Life Sciences

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FULL-TIME;Yunqi, Hangzhou, CN