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HIT  Center for Life Sciences (HCLS) was founded in 2016. It is a new strategic  development of the university. As the first special academic zone of HIT, HCLS  runs its own graduate program and enjoys unparalleled freedom in research,  personnel employment and financial flexibility within the university. HCLS aims  to be an international competitive research center for basic life sciences. All  research laboratories are led by Principal Investigators (PIs) under the  Tenure-track system. HCLS plans to recruit about 22 PIs from all over the world  in five years. Candidates with high confidence of doing creative research and  strong ambition of making high-impact discoveries are particularly welcome to  apply.

SLST  at HIT was founded in 2011. SLST has established interdisciplinary graduate and  scientist training programs. Current cutting-edge research directions at SLST  include:Structural  biology,  Cancer biology, Developmental biology and Biological information. The school has  also established a complete scientific research support equipment platform  including Image Analysis System, Mass Spectrometric Analysis System, NMR System  Protein Structure and Molecules Interaction Analysis System, Nucleic Acid  Analysis System, Cell culture facilities, Clean rooms and Animal  facilities.


Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent plus  postdoctoral experience, and an excellent record of research accomplishments and  great potentials in biomedical fields. Researchers specialized in Neurobiology,  Microbiology & Immunology, Molecular biophysical and structural  biologyCryoEM, Cancer biology, Nano-biotechnology, Proteomics, Genome engineering,  DNA damage and repair, and Tissue engineering are particularly encouraged to  apply.


SLST/ HCLS provides a very attractive start-up package,  internationally competitive salaries/benefits and newly renovated space. The  initial appointment for PIs will be 5 years, with full funding support from HIT.  Renewal of the appointment will be based on merit and is conditional upon  passing reviews by an international committee.

1)  Lab space: ≥150 m2;

2) Start-up fund: 10,000,000 RMB;

3) Salary: ≥450,000 RMB depending on experience and academic  accomplishments, full benefits are provided;

4) Settlement allowance: ≥600,000 RMB

5) Guaranteed graduate student quota;

6Service-oriented office organization, including assistance to  arranging daycare and school for child.

Application Materials

Including  a cover letter, a full CV, publication list, names and contact information of  three referees, and a statement of research plans, materials should be sent to  Prof Zhiwei Huang, Dean of the SLST and Director of the HCLS, via  The selection process will continue until positions are  filled.