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Faculty Positions in Cell and Gene Therapy

Job Details

School: Academy of Pharmacy

Position: Faculty [Open Rank]

Location: Suzhou, China

Contract Type: Fixed-term, renewable. 3rd contract is open-ended


ABOUT XJTLU


In 2006 Xi an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) was created by the University of Liverpool and Xi an Jiaotong University a top ten university in China. Offering a unique international education experience, XJTLU brings together excellent research practice and expertise from both institutions and gives students the skills and knowledge they need to secure careers in a global marketplace. XJTLU now has over 25,000 enrolled students in both Suzhou and Liverpool in the UK, with plans to grow to about 28,000 students by 2025. There are currently about 2,000 staff, among which about 1,000 academic staff, with an almost even split between citizens of the People s Republic of China and international passport holders. XJTLU offers our undergraduates and postgraduates over 100 programmes with a diverse spectrum of courses.


XJTLU is entering a new and exciting phase of its development as part of its strategic priorities for the next ten years. Adopting a new higher education model based on the concept of Syntegrative Education (SE), XJTLU is currently opening a new Entrepreneurial Education site in Taicang, part of wider Suzhou, where the Entrepreneur College (Taicang) is located. The Taicang site will be a pioneer of, and educational model for, the future campus in addressing challenges arising from the 4th Industrial Revolution. Other new initiatives include new working partnerships with Xi an Jiaotong University, the continued development of the four new Academies, and exploration of further potential locations to develop the SE model.


With a focus on innovative learning and teaching, and research, XJTLU draws on the strengths of its parent universities, and plays a pivotal role in facilitating access to China for UK and other institutional partners. At same time, XJTLU is exploring future education by blending the educational theory, best practice and culture from west and east.


For detailed information about the university, please visit www.xjtlu.edu.cn.


ABOUT ACADEMY OF PHARMACY


The Academy of Pharmacy was established on November 11, 2020, focusing on pharmaceutical sciences and planning to recruit faculty from globally distinguished institutions working in this discipline. The Academy of Pharmacy intends to work closely with the local (Suzhou Industrial Park) private sectors for student/professional training and basic research. It will also build a state-of-the-art Pharmaceutical Analysis Core Lab and Laboratory Animal Research Centre with excellent technical support. Staff also benefit from the fact that Suzhou is building a Chinese Pharma Valley for pharmaceutical and biomedical sciences. Cold Spring Harbor Asia (http://www.csh-asia.org/index.html) is located within walking distance and there are over 600 pharma and biotechnology companies in Suzhou Industrial Park. Current Academy of Pharmacy research areas include: novel therapeutic development and strategies, AI-assisted drug development, gene/cell therapy, clinical pharmacy, and new vaccine development. The Academy plans to offer undergraduate, Master s and PhD degree programmes in Applied Statistics (Biostatistics), Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutics, and Biopharmaceuticals.


RESPONSIBILITIES


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 



  • To teach undergraduate and graduate courses

  • To conduct active research and mentor graduate students 

  • To carry out various administrative duties

  • To collaborate with local private sectors


PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:



  • Creativity 

  • Leadership ability for leading a team to conduct research/teaching

  • Effective communication skills; fluent in written and spoken English

  • Adaptability and flexibility

  • Professionalism and work ethic

  • Positive attitude and energy

  • Diversity / Sensitivity


QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCES


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 



  • The successful applicant will have a PhD degree in basic medicines or biology, like cellular biology, molecular biology, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, etc. Experience in clinical studies or disease models are additions. Graduates from Medical Scientists Training Program or like (such as 7yr- or 8yr-programs in Chinese medical schools) with strong training in basic research are also encouraged to apply.

  • Candidates for the position of Associate Professor and above should also have a strong track record in teaching and academic supervision, as well as an international collaborative research profile in their fields and a successful record of research funding.


DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: 



  • Candidates with previous industry and/or industry collaboration experience are particularly encouraged to apply.


CITIZENSHIP AND VISA REGULATIONS


Employment at Xi an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is regulated by Chinese Labour Laws, and must comply with the regulations of the provincial government. These regulations stipulate who is eligible for legal employment with regard to obtaining work permits and visas.  Please be advised candidates over 65 may be not eligible for a work visa in the P.R. China.


CAREER DEVELOPMENT



  • Clear career development path with annual review.

  • Professional development trainings are provided.


COMPENSATION & BENEFITS


SALARY: Competitive salary in the market


BENEFITS:



  1. Allowance: XJTLU provide various month/annual/one-off allowances as

    1. Housing allowance

    2. Travel allowance

    3. Education allowance

    4. Relocation allowance

    5. Etc.



  2. Commercial insurance: international insurance plans customized for XJTLU staff and family members. (details refer to the University Policy)

  3. Paid holidays:

    1. Statutory Holidays (11 days)

    2. Annual Leave (36 days)

    3. Family Matters Leave

    4. Paid Sick Leave

    5. Marriage Leave

    6. Paternity Leave

    7. Parental Leave

    8. Etc.



  4. Working visa and residence permit in China: XJTLU sponsors working visa and residence permit in China for the staff.  


HOW TO APPLY


Please submit your application on our university website https://career15.sapsf.cn/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=2431&company=xjtlu


Applications must be submitted in a single pdf file that includes 3 parts in the order of:



  • A cover letter

  • A current CV, including date of birth, country of citizenship, and highest degree level

  • A three-year research and teaching plan

  • Contact Details for Three References


For specific enquiries relating to the position, please email the Executive Dean, Academy of Pharmacy, Professor Lei Fu at lei.fu@xjtlu.edu.cn. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr. Yiqiang Wang at Yiqiang.Wang@xjtlu.edu.cn.  Please quote the position and job ID in your enquiry.


Organization

Recruiting for over 80 academic positions

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a truly unique institution. It is the only international collaborative university in China with dual degree awarding powers, from the Chinese Ministry of Education and from the University of Liverpool.>We are now recruiting highly-qualified and motivated academic staff for the start of the academic year 2012/13. We already have a diverse and talented team of over two hundred and fifty academic staff, with twenty five-plus nationalities. We aim to recruit eighty more staff in a variety of disciplines

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