Principal Investigator positions are available

Professor and Group Leader (up to 10 positions available). Positions will be broad-banded across three levels (based on experience): Principal Investigator/Senior Principal Investigator/Distinguished Principal Investigator.

All Institute Group Leaders will be appointed at the level of Professor.

The Role

As a WMU-IFAR Professor and Group Leader, you will develop a productive independent research program, funded by a generous start-up package from WMU-IFAR as well as competitive grants and fellowships. You will conduct world-leading science, develop strong multidisciplinary national and international collaborations, and actively promote translation of research outcomes to medicine or technology. You will be viewed particularly favorably if you have an interest in cutting-edge technologies that address fundamental questions in human health.

Selection Criteria

We are currently inviting applications for highly qualified research innovators who are passionate about making a difference in advancing human health and who are active and motivated in training future research leaders. To be successful in this role, candidates will be international research leaders in life sciences (evidenced by citation rate, highly cited papers, recent publications in top life science journals, conference presentations, awards and achievements). They will be driven towards excellence and innovation in research with a desire to advance the field. Successful candidates will also have a track record that demonstrates success in winning competitive research funding and forming successful and productive international collaborations. Experience in commercialization and research translation is highly advantageous.

Salary and Research Support Packages

Salary package: Group Leaders will receive an annual salary of 600K to 1.2M RMB (plus publication bonus and negotiable market loadings), depending on experience and level of appointment. Relocation allowance of 300K to 500K RMB, and housing subsidies of 1.5 to 2.1M RMB will be available to successful candidates.

Research support package: Start-up research funding of 5M to 10M RMB will be awarded to all successful Group Leaders. Additional funding will also be provided to cover full salaries of a number of staff members, depending on the Group Leader’s appointment level. An additional 1M RMB in lab funding will be awarded if a Postdoc receives an Excellence in Research Award.

How to Apply

Applicants should send their CV (CV template), a one-page statement of research vision and the names of three referees to:


Further information about WMU-IFAR may be obtained from .