The Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology of Chinese Academy of Sciences invites applications for Professorship / Associate Professorship of “CAS 100 Talents Program”

Position Description

Professorship / Associate Professorship that will be supported by “CAS 100 Talents Program ” or equivalent talent programs.


Successful candidates should hold a PhD degree(s), with no less than 3 years oversea study or work experience, and be internationally recognized in the following areas:

(1) Synthetic Biology; (2) Systems Biology; (3) Metabolic Engineering; (4) Biocatalysis; (5) Fermentation Engineering; (6) Biochemical and Bioprocess Engineering; (7) Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, with affinity to Biotechnology.

Successful candidates are expected to possess essential social and management skills, to be able and willing to participate in academic administrations, and lead a team to carry out the research in the aforementioned areas.

Successful candidates are expected to work in the institute full time. For those candidates that are interested in TIB but cannot work full time, we encourage them to contact us to discuss the possibilities for applying a “Technology Professorship” of TIB.

TIB strives to increase the number of women in academic research and therefore encourages outstanding women scientists to apply. Disabled candidates with equal qualifications will be given preference.

TIB aims to become an internationally recognized research organization, therefore candidates with citizenship in countries other than China are particularly encouraged to apply.

Candidates with strong academic background and experience working in biotechnology companies are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits

Successful candidates will be offered Professorships or Associate Professorships, depending on individual experience.

Successful candidates will be supported with a strong start-up package (including start-up research funding of  up to 3.3 million RMB, sufficient office/lab space, and housing allowance of up to 1.6 million RMB).

For exceptionally outstanding candidates, the salary and start-up package will be offered upon negotiation.

Successful candidates will be granted the priority to apply for the Tianjin 1000 Talent Program.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications, list of research projects and funding, concepts for future research, and contact details of three referees, in a single PDF file, to