Opportunity to be involved in the research of Bioprinting Organs, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Located in Beijing, conducting research at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regeneration, Institute of Zoology, and Institute of Chemistry.
Full-time, fixed-term 24-month contract. Base salary: ￥ 280k-350k p.a. plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.
About the opportunity
We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a strong background in 3D printing, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering to join Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. The successful applicant will work with Prof. Qi Gu in the Institute of Zoology and Prof. Shu Wang in the Institute of Chemistry jointly on a Strategic Priority Research Program “Organ Reconstruction and Manufacturing” funded by CAS and Ministry of Science and Technology of PRC.
We expect the research to develop novel bioinks or novel 3D assembly strategies to contribute to the huge Program which involves approximately 150 PI. Outstanding applicants will be recommended to apply for the BMS Senior Fellow Program or IOZ Senior Research Fellow Program.
1.PhD (or soon to be completed) in engineering, biomaterials, material chemistry, polymer chemistry, physical chemistry or bioengineering. The candidate shall obtain a doctoral degree in related fields.
2.Demonstrated expertise and research experience in 3D printing, (bio) materials synthesis and bioink development, bioengineering, and material and mechanical characterizations and testing.
3.Strong skills of analysis and interpretation of data, deriving meaningful conclusions.
4.Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
5.Have solid work habits, teamwork and problem-solving ability.
6.Have independent thinking, and shall publish at least one high-level article as the first author.
What you should do but not be limited to:
1.Participate in functional bio-ink research and development of joint projects; Tissue and organ printing; Optimize 3D printing platform.
2.Carry out the project independently.
3.Writing project reports, grant applications, and journal/conference papers.
4.Managing lab-related activities (ordering consumables, planning various experiments in the lab, etc.).
5.Supervising and training students in the related field.
Gu’s research group is dedicated to the researches including the development of functional biomaterials, the design of bio-printing platform, the combination of 3D/4D bio-printing with stem cells, three-dimensional organ reconstruction and the regulation of biomaterials on the cell fate. Through the intersection and integration of biology, materials science, chemistry, informatics, engineering, electronics and other multidiscipline to accomplish the exploit of biomaterials, 3D bionics and the reconstruction of organs and tissues, which may lead the development of intelligent regenerative medicine. The research team has an enterprising academic atmosphere and a competitive research platform, which has undertaken and presided over a series of major projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
For more details of Gu’s group, see
Wang’s research group is committed to organically combining the conductive polymers and the specific recognition of bioactive molecules to design a new type of conductive polymer materials with bioactivity and study their biological recognition and sensing mechanism, which could be developed in the brand-new biosensing system with high sensitivity and selectivity. In this system, biological macromolecules and indispensable biochemical reactions could be detected. And this novel technique could be utilized to do preclinical diagnosis and treatment. The research team has an active academic atmosphere and a complete scientific research platform, which has undertaken and presided over a series of projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology as well as the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
For more details of Wang’s group, see http://wangshu.iccas.ac.cn/home
How to apply
2.Recommendation letters from two referees, name, unit and contact information of the referees.
3.Photocopy of your ID card, diploma and degree certificates.
4.All kinds of certificates and other relevant certification materials.
Please submit the application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org (G.Q.) or email@example.com (W.S.) in the form of attachment with the theme of "postdoctoral application + name + doctoral school". Please contact Prof. Gu and Prof. Wang at these emails with questions about this position.