Principal Investigators, Shenzhen Bay Laboratory

Shenzhen Bay Laboratory

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Introduction to SZBL

Shenzhen Bay Laboratory, hereinafter referred to as SZBL, is a newly established Guangdong Provincial Laboratory. Located in the heart of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, SZBL aspires to be a world-class research institution and intellectual destination dedicated to understanding the fundamental biology underlying health and diseases.

The overarching aim of SZBL is to provide comprehensive and whole-of-life approaches to disease prevention and intervention with bio-inspired technology to explore bioinformatics, biomedicine and medical imaging. Key focuses of research include cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, neurological and psychiatric disorders, and infectious diseases.

As a burgeoning institution, SZBL has convened more than 80 research groups with transdisciplinary backgrounds and professional expertise to push forward the vision of “Science for Global Health”. For more information about SZBL and its research, please visit


Positions and Qualifications

SZBL strives to deliver cutting-edge technology to the global scientific community through worldwide innovation and collaboration with experts. We are looking for the brightest minds to help us achieve our goals.

Principal Investigator positions at ranks of Junior Principal Investigator (Junior PI, Tenure-track Assistant Professor level) and Senior Principal Investigator (Senior PI, Tenured Professor level) are open now.

Doctorate and Postdoctoral experience are required for a junior Principal Investigator position. The applicants at this rank should be young talented researchers who show productive and creative mind revealed by his or her research record and research plan. The first employment term is five years with a one-year extension if needed. Based on the final appraisal result, the assessment committee will decide whether a tenured position should be awarded to the Junior PI or not.

Applicants for Senior Principal Investigator should possess a tenured associate professor or professor position or equivalent position at other institutions. The applicants at this rank are expected to be distinguished researchers with international recognition and an extraordinary track record in publications and research funding.

We particularly welcome outstanding applicants whose research is related to the fields of cancer research, neurological and psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, systems and information biology, physical biology, mechanobiology, big data and AI, molecular biology, physiology, chemical biology, medical imaging, drug discovery, vaccine, biomimetic nanomaterials, neurostructural biology, molecular immunology, stem cell, quantitative synthetic biology, and bioactive materials.


Job Responsibilities

1. Lead a research group and conducting independent and creative scientific research in line with the general mission and strategic plan of SZBL;

2. Write proposals to apply for various internal and external (including national and regional) research projects and grants;

3. Manage a lab, guiding and supervising graduates and other group members;

4. Provide professional and public service to SZBL, including but not limited to academic conferences, talent recruitment and cooperation with other institutions and firms.

Compensation and Benefits

Qualified candidates will receive an internationally competitive salary, sufficient start-up funds, lab space, office space and state-of-the-art core facilities. Assistance will be provided in applying for national and regional talent awards and subsides. Other benefits provided by SZBL include insurance and housing fund, supplementary medical insurance, annual physical examination, paid annual leave, public rental housing, and children’s education. For international staff, we also help them to apply for work permit, residence permit and foreign tax preference.


Application Guide

Required Application documents:

1. Cover letter;

2. Curriculum vitae (including lists of publications and research funding);

3. Research summary and research plan;

4. Names, affiliations and contact details of references, 3 references for junior PI,and 5 to 10 references for senior PI.

Please send the required application documents in a single PDF file via CUJ online application or by email to The email subject should be the title of the position for which you are applying, and your contact information, name, telephone number, should be included in email content.

All personal information provided to SZBL during the application process will be handled in strict confidentiality, and will not be disclosed to any third party. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated upon receipt, and positions will remain open in the whole year of 2022.

SZBL is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.


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