Research Assistant Vacancies at IMCAS

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The China-Japan Joint Laboratory of Molecular Immunology and Molecular Microbiology in the Institute of Microbiology, CAS (Chinese Academy of Science: CAS-University of Tokyo: UT) is recruiting 3 or 4 Research Assistants.


The China-Japan Joint Laboratory in Institute of Microbiology, CAS is interested in the molecular biological studies for the emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. The major research areas include: 1) the analysis of the virus genes pertinent to the latent infection; 2) investigation of the influences of the virus infection on the host cells function and differentiation. 3) investigation of the influences to the replication of the virus and bacteria in the situation of the co-infection.

Highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in the infectious diseases are sought.


Suitable applicants for the research assistant positions must hold a Master degree in natural or related sciences; it is desirable that applicants be Ph.D. holder in the fields of biomedical research. Previous experience in virological studies is favorable but not prerequisite for the employment. The successful applicants are expected to be familiar with basic molecular biological techniques such as plasmid manipulations, PCR, and mammalian cell culture. The candidates should be proficient in both written and spoken English. The appointment term is project-based and can be extended till the end of March 2020 with an annual review.


Interested candidates should submit their CVs in English and the names of two reference persons with their contact information to and until the end of June 2016. The attached file should be named as “your name in English” such as “Yu Zhang”. The job meeting should be held following the mail or call sending for successful candidates in primary selection, the candidates must have the copies of certificate for your degree and recommendation letters. The successful candidates in the meeting selection must have medical checking at the designated hospitals.