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Director and Principle Investigator Position Openings at Cancer Research InstituteChinese Institutes for Medical Research, Capital Medical University, Beijing

The Capital Medical University (CCMU) is ranked among the top medical schools in China. Newly founded in 2022, the Chinese Institutes for Medical Research (CIMR) of CCMU aims to build a world-class medical research center dedicated to disease-oriented-research. As a part of the CIMR, the Cancer Research Institute is striving to become an internationally recognized institute of cancer research. The laboratories of the Cancer Research Institute are located at the main campus of the Capital Medical University, Fengtai District, Beijing. The institute welcomes applications from candidates of diverse background, and is committed to building a PI-centered governance framework and fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. The institute is now seeking an exceptional and visionary Director and is recruiting multiple Principal Investigators (PIs) to lead individual labs. We are looking for highly talented and enthusiastic scientists pursuing innovative basic research on cancer biology or translational research on cancer diagnosis and therapy to fill the positions.

Research Field:

1) Clinical problem-driven research: We are interested in candidates whose research work focuses on lung cancer, breast cancer, nervous system tumors, leukemia, or colon cancer. Each PI will build and maintain a strategic relationship with a cancer center of an affiliated hospital of the Capital Medical Universitywhich allows access to a broad range of patient samples in support of research projects.

2) Basic cancer biology research: We are also interested in candidates who will bring novel approaches, either technical or conceptual, to study biological mechanisms related to cancer development, progression, and therapy.

Position description and qualifications


The director of the Cancer Research Institute is responsible for providing scientific and administrative leadership for the institute, and maintain his/her own active research lab as part of the Cancer Research Institute. The applicant should hold tenured Associate Professor (or above) or equivalent positions in well-known universities or institutes. The successful candidate is expected to be an internationally recognized, highly accomplished scientist in the field of cancer research, with broad knowledge and a compelling vision for the future of cancer research, as well as possessing strong leadership skills. The Director will be responsible for the development of an overall vision for the institute, creating and maintaining a research environment that encourages creativity and collaboration among different disciplines.

Principal Investigators (PIs)

Applications for PI positions at multiple levels including Assistant, Associate, and Full Investigator are welcome.

1) Assistant Investigator: Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, successful postdoctoral training experience with a strong track record in cancer biology research, and have demonstrated the potential to establish a vibrant independent research program.

2) Associated Investigator: The applicant should have experience of establishing and running an independent lab, and have academic achievements equivalent to those of the Assistant Professor (or above) in well-known universities or institutes.

3) Investigator: Senior applicants with a well-established record of research accomplishments, scientific creativity and leadership in the externally funded and highly visible research programs are encouraged to apply. The applicant should hold tenured Associate Professor (or above) or equivalent positions in well-known universities or institutes.

Salary, Benefits and Start-up Packages

The Cancer Research Institute provides internationally competitive salaries, generous start-up packages and five years of large research funding, so that the investigators will have enough time and resource to secure external funding. In addition, the institute provides attractive comprehensive fringe benefits, including housing allowance, health and life insurance, and retirement plan. Applicants who choose to establish a collaborative relationship with a hospital cancer center will have a salary subsidy from the hospital. The Cancer Research Institute provides strong administrative support, outstanding Ph.D and postdoctoral programs. The institute will actively coordinate with PIs to support their access to relevant national programs. These resources will enable each PI to freely pursue research of long-term major impact.

How to apply

Applications should be sent electronically to Dr. Panpan Yu at sykczx@ccmu.edu.cn including the following materials in a single PDF file (file name as last-name_first-name.pdf).

Application for the position of Director. Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing your qualifications for the position, personal research summary and future research plan, vision for potential development of the Cancer Research Institute. In addition, please include a current curriculum vitae and the names of 3-5 references. The reference letters should be arranged to be sent by referees directly to sykczx@ccmu.edu.cn.

Application for the PIs. Applicants for PIs should submit in a single PDF file a cover letter, a statement of research interests and future research plan, and a curriculum vitae. Please have 4-5 letters of recommendation (one from Ph.D mentor, one from postdoctoral mentor, and 2-3 peer letters of recommendation from scientists in the cancer research filed) sent by the referees to sykczx@ccmu.edu.cn.

Review of applications is ongoing, and will continue until the available positions are filled. Successful candidates are being selected based on merit regardless of age, gender, nationality, or ethnicity. Nomination is also highly welcome. If you have any questions, please reach us via email.

Contact: Panpan Yu, Ph.D.

Email: sykczx@ccmu.edu.cn

Cell phone: +86 18565338396




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