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Positions in the Molecular Analysis and Genetic Improvement Center of South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

About US

South China Botanical Garden (SCBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), formerly known as Institute of Agriculture and Forestry, Sun Yat-Sen University, was founded in 1929 by Chen Huanyong.It was renamed South China Institute of Botany, CAS in 1954, and then to its present name in 2003 in compliance with a new CAS developmental plan.

The Molecular Analysis and Genetic Improvement Center (MAGIC) was formed in 2012 by merging seven molecular biology research groups (Plant Gene Engineering Center, Energy Plant Lab, Plant Nutrition Physiology Lab, Plant Pathology Lab, Phytohormone Regulation Lab, Plant Quality Improvement Lab, Cytoderm and Plant Resistance Lab).The common research goals of MAGIC center are to crop safety and quality of gene cloning, molecular mechanism research and crop genetic improvement. According to the South China Botanical Garden “13th Five Year Plan” scientific research and the need of human resource planning,we hope to enrich the research team, improve the research capability and perfect the existing research goal in the next few years. We plans to recruitment professional scientific researcher for domestic and international in 2019.

Position and Qualifications

1)A candidate must be instered in scientific research and have strong team cooperation and dedication spirit.

2) Principal Investigator need two people. Apply for PI must have completed their PhD in genetics, molecular biology, botany or a related field. Have more than 3 years studying or working experience that mainly focuses on the research of plant cell and molecular biology in overseas, achieved good results, age under 42 years and also should work full-time during project execution. To apply please send your application including latest personal resume, three to five representative papers and other relevant evidences of scientific research performance. Copies of degree and graduation certificate of Ph.D.; Proof of overseas employments. Three recommendation letters of well-known experts in related field and plans for future work including team building. If you instered in this position please email Houxingliang (houxl@scib.ac.cn) . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

3) Apply for associate professor should lead the team presiding over major national projects or equivalent more than one. As the first author or corresponding author published five SCI papers or three SCI papers that impact factor above four. Assistant researcher should publish two SCI papers or at least one SCI paper which have high impact factor. Apply for the associate professor should under the age 36, research assistant age should under 32 years.

Interested parties should fill in the employment application form of the MAGIC center. And provide a copy of your id card, degree and graduation certificate and relevant papers, patents, books, honor certificates. And also should provide two professor or mentor phone number and email which familiar with your work. Please kindly set the email title as "apply for XX posts" to the corresponding post contact.

Plant Nutrition Physiology Lab need one assistant researcher. If you have a strong background of plant molecular biology and enthusiastic in genetic breeding please email to Zhangmingyong (zhangmy@scbg.ac.cn).

Plant Pathology Lab need one assistant researcher. If you have a strong background of plant molecular biology please send email to Lijianxiong (jxli@scbg.ac.cn).

Plant Quality Improvement Lab need two assistant researcher. If you have the plant pathology and epigenetic research background please send email to Dengshulin(sldeng@scbg.ac.cn).

Cytoderm and Plant Resistance Lab need two or three associate professor or assistant researcher. If you have a strong background on Auxin and plant cell structures such as cell wall and plasma membranes or plant nutrition please send email to YanghaibingYanghb@scbg.ac.cn.

Seven molecular biology research groups are need six to seven Postdoctor. Postdoctor must have completed their PhD in genetics, biological chemistry, plant sciences or related field. And also required publish one SCI paper at least by the first author. If you want to do postdoctoral research, please email dow@scbg.ac.cnPlant Gene Engineering Center, houxl@scib.ac.cnPhytohormone Regulation Lab, jxli@scbg.ac.cnPlant Pathology Lab, zhangmy@scbg.ac.cnPlant Nutrition Physiology Lab, wugj@scbg.ac.cn (Energy Plant Lab), sldeng@scbg.ac.cn(Plant Quality Improvement Lab) andYanghb@scbg.ac.cn (Cytoderm and Plant Resistance Lab).


1.      Salary and welfare treatment according to the relevant provisions of south China botanical garden, CAS.

2.      Provide relocation housing or settling-in allowance, settling-in allowance standard : associate professor give $150,000 RMB, assistant researcher give  $100,000 RMB.

Contact Information

Address: South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xingke Road #723, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510650 China.

Contact: Dr. Hou,xingliang




Registration deadline

No deadline until the right person recruited.




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