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The Institute of Neuroscience (ION), Center for Excellence in Brain Science and Intelligence Technology (CEBSIT) Chinese Academy of Sciences, has on-going recruitment of Young investigators and Laboratory heads at the Investigator and Senior Investigator level.  

Since its founding in 1999, ION has aimed to implement the infrastructure of a modern research institute that provides an environment for rigorous scientific pursuit and fruitful interactions, a merit-based system for promotion and funding, and a high-quality training program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The Institute currently has 44 laboratories in various areas of molecular, cellular and system neurobiology (see www.cebsit.cas.cn) and plans to expand to 50 laboratories by 2020.  

  

Laboratory Head Positions 

Applications are invited for Laboratory Head positions in all areas of neuroscience and brain-inspired intelligence technology. Appointments of Investigator and Senior Investigator are equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor and Full Professor, respectively, in major research universities in the US.  

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent training, and significant post-doctoral research accomplishments. Successful candidates will be required to develop a rigorous research program and to supervise graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Competitive start-up funds, annual operating funds, salary, and housing allowance will be provided.  

Interested individuals should send a C.V., future research plans, a full list of publications and names and e-mail addresses of three references to Ms. HUANG Surong(hsurong@ion.ac.cn), Institute of Neuroscience, 320 Yue-yang Road, Shanghai, China. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.  

  

Young Investigator positions  

The newly established ION Young Investigator program is to support recent doctoral graduates on a fast-track to conduct independent research at the early stage of their careers. Applications are invited for young investigator positions in all areas of biological sciences and technology.  

Qualifications include the following: Candidates 1) must have a Ph.D. degree; 2) should have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement and potential for independent research; 3) maintain a high standard of scientific integrity and strong interest for collaborative research.  

Young investigators will be provided with the resources to establish an independent research program, including start-up funds, annual operating funds, salary and benefits, housing subsidy, and lab space. A mentorship committee consists of 3-5 senior investigators will provide mentorship for research directions and laboratory management. The appointment lasts for 3 years and could be renewed for an additional 2 years after review. Young investigators with outstanding performance will be considered for early promotion to the position of regular ION Lab head.  

Interested individuals should send a C.V., future research plans, a full list of publications, and two reference letters to Ms. HUANG Surong (hsurong@ion.ac.cn), Institute of Neuroscience, 320 Yue-yang Road, Shanghai, China. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.   

  

Post-doctoral Fellows and Graduate Students 

The Institute of Neuroscience welcomes applications for post-doctoral fellows and graduate school from interested individual of all nationalities and ethnicities. Please contact the Laboratory Head in your area of interest directly.