Talent Recruitment at Interdisciplinary Sciences Institute, Huazhong Agricultural University

Huazhong Agricultural University

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About Interdisciplinary Sciences Research Institute

The mission of Interdisciplinary Sciences Research Institute of Huazhong Agricultural University is to promote grain safety, food, biosafety, ecological safety, and people’s nutrition and health around the globe. The primary task of the Institute is to conduct fundamental and cutting-edge interdisciplinary studies to solve fundamental yet scarcely-explored scientific problems and serve key national strategic needs. The Institute is, so to speak, a “special zone” for innovation, a “talents reservoir” or a “major scientific achievements incubator” under the direct management of Huazhong Agricultural University. Currently with five research teams and 37 researchers, the Institute is now recruiting insightful global talents who have strong interests in interdisciplinary sciences and are happy to take the lead or participate in the research teams.

Research Fields:

biomedicine and health; information technology and smart agriculture; ecological environment and green development; other research fields which can promote the development of the Institute; including but not limited to essential biology (synthetic biology, single cell biology, computational biology, tumor biology), big data and artificial intelligence (big data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning), green agriculture (green production, nutrition and health, agricultural ecology), macro agriculture (agriculture policy research, ecological environment protection and governance), etc.

Vacancies: 2 to 3 research teams; 10 principle investigators (PI)


1. professional dedication, team spirit, strong communication skills, international vision, active thinking and great potentials

2. a PhD received from renowned universities and institutes in mainland China or abroad; postdoctoral or teaching experience

3. a systematic study on one of the aforementioned research fields; representative papers published in high profile international journals or highly cited papers in the past 5 years (listed as the first or corresponding author)

Talents with management experience and leadership ability and the willingness to lead the Institute are welcome to apply for the position of dean or deputy dean.

Support for development

With the reference to the corresponding positions in world-class universities, first-class support for top talents will be provided:

1. A qualified candidate will be employed as a PI or a full-time professor with the eligibility to be the supervisor of doctoral and master students (having sufficient admission quota). There is no limit to the quota of postdoctoral recruitment, and you will be provided with sound postdoctoral supporting policies. You will be supported to employ research assistants on your own.

2. A minimum of 2 million RMB as start-up fund will be provided. More funds are available if needed. Fees for large instruments and equipment will be provided separately.

3. Laboratory space and an independent office will be provided. Public instrument platforms on campus are available.

4. A competitive compensation package, including the salary and welfare as a full professor, and the post allowance guaranteed by the talent support system of the university.

5. On-campus housing service will be provided. Your children can study at the on-campus kindergarten, primary school, or middle schools. All are within walking distance.

6. You will enjoy the well-established public medical care and health services.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and supporting materials of representative achievements to biomed@mail.hzau.edu.cn. After passing the first-round check of the Institute, you will be invited to submit detailed application materials. Your visit for developing research cooperation or having academic exchanges would be more than welcome.

Contact Info:

Xu Zhiyong

Tel.: +86-27-87856885


Address: Jiyin Building, No. 1, Shizishan Street, Hongshan District, Wuhan, Hubei, China, 430070


Brief Introduction of HZAU

Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU) has been holding the core value of promoting China’s agricultural development since its founding in 1898 and adhering to the HZAU motto “learn and practice, achieve and help achieve” generation after generation during its 122 years’ history. It is now a research-intensive university on the list of “Double-First Class” initiative released in 2017, with world-class dominant disciplines and distinctive characteristics and will be developing itself into a world-class university with distinctive characteristics in 2048 upon its 150th anniversary.

HZAU consists of 19 colleges and departments with approximately 26,000 full-time students and over 2600 faculty and staff, among which 1615 are full-time teachers. Over the past decades, HZAU has focused on elevating the agriculture-related disciplines with advanced bio-scientific technology and has achieved coordinated development of multi-disciplines of agriculture, science, engineering, humanities, law, economics, management, art, etc. Nine disciplines have ranked among top 1% of ESI, namely Plant Science & Zoology, Agricultural Science, Biology & Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Genetics, Microbiology, Environmental Science & Ecology, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Pharmacology & Toxicology, among which the first two have ascended into the top 1‰.

HZAU embraces National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement and State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, 4 national engineering(technology) research centers, 7 international scientific cooperation bases and is prepared in building one National Key Major Scientific and Technological Infrastructure. The university has also 56 provincial key laboratories, centers or bases, and many research-sharing platforms, including Electron Microscope Platform, Proteomics Platform, Metabonomics Platform, Bioinformatics High Performance Computing Cluster, Physical and Chemical Analysis Platform, Flow Cell platform, Animal Biosafety Level III Laboratory, Experimental Animal Center, Field Scientific Observation and Research Station.

Located at the Shizishan (Lion Mountain) and surrounded by the South Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province, HZAU takes pride in its 9 kilometers lake shoreline and 5 square kilometers campus. The subtropical climate, abundant vegetation and harmonious environment make it a beautiful garden rich in flora and oxygen. The living facilities, hospital and gymnasiums within are well-equipped. Its affiliated kindergarten, primary and secondary schools rank the top level among educational institutions in Wuhan. Adjacent to the Central Ring and subway lines, the campus is surrounded by commercial centers and well-known educational and scientific research institutions. Its convenient transportation and quiet environment make it an ideal place to work and live in.

We are only too delighted to have your care and attention to Huazhong Agricultural University and are looking forward to meeting you at the Lion Mountain and South Lake!

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  • Location Wuhan
  • Full Address China, Hubei, Wuhan, Hongshan, Xuefu Road, 华中农业大学
  • Website www.hzau.edu.cn