Job Advertisement:Zhejian Ji Lab, School of Life Sciences

Category: Research Team

Department: SLS

Location: Yunqi, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

1.Introduction about the Lab

About the PI: Dr. Zhejian Ji received his bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in 2010. Then he moved to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for graduate study, where he work with Dr. Hongtao Yu and studied the mechanism of mitotic spindle checkpoint. In 2017, he started his postdoctoral research with Dr. Tom Rapoport at Harvard Medical School, studying function of a protein machine named Cdc48/p97 in protein degradation pathway. By far, Dr. Ji has published several research papers on Science, Molecular Cell, and eLife as the first or co-first author. In addition, he has received the Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad, the Nominata award, and Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship award.

About the Lab: The AAA-family ATPases are powerful nano-scale molecular machines that can remodel macromolecules, such as proteins and DNA. Their functions range from protein transport, degradation, to complex assembly and disassembly. The Ji lab employs a combination of biochemistry, structural biology, and cell biology approaches to understand the critical functions of various AAA ATPases in cell. We are particularly interested in understanding the roles of these ATPases in mitotic cell division, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Anyone interested in these topics is encouraged to apply.

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2. Job Openings

Research Assistant (2-3)

Job Responsibilities:

1. Help with routine lab duties, including reagent purchase, equipment maintenance, lab safety training, etc.

2. Assist the PI and other lab members with research projects.

3. Help with technical training of new lab members.

Job Requirements:

Qualified candidate should

1. have obtained, or be expected to obtain within a year, a bachelor’s or master’s degree in life sciences or related majors.

2. be responsible, collaborative, and communicative.

3. be confident in reading, writing, and communicating in English.

3.Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience, including the standard benefits provided by the institute.

4.How to apply

Please send your CV and other supporting materials as a PDF file to jizhejian[at] After the preliminary screening, we will contact qualified candidates for interview.