HIT Center for Life Sciences (HCLS) was founded in 2016. It is a new strategic development of the university. As the first special academic zone of HIT, HCLS runs its own graduate program and enjoys unparalleled freedom in research, personnel employment and financial flexibility within the university. HCLS aims to be an international competitive research center for basic life sciences. All research laboratories are led by Principal Investigators (PIs) under the Tenure-track system. HCLS plans to recruit about 22 PIs from all over the world in five years. Candidates with high confidence of doing creative research and strong ambition of making high-impact discoveries are particularly welcome to apply.
SLST at HIT was founded in 2011. SLST has established interdisciplinary graduate and scientist training programs. Current cutting-edge research directions at SLST include: Structural biology, Cancer biology, Developmental biology and Biological information. The school has also established a complete scientific research support equipment platform including Image Analysis System, Mass Spectrometric Analysis System, NMR System Protein Structure and Molecules Interaction Analysis System, Nucleic Acid Analysis System, Cell culture facilities, Clean rooms and Animal facilities.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent plus postdoctoral experience, and an excellent record of research accomplishments and great potentials in biomedical fields. Researchers specialized in Neurobiology, Microbiology, Immunology，Biochemistry，Molecular biophysical and structural biology, Cancer biology, Nano-biotechnology, Proteomics, Genome engineering, DNA damage and repair, Tissue engineering are particularly encouraged to apply.
SLST/ HCLS provides a very attractive start-up package, internationally competitive salaries/benefits and newly renovated space. The initial appointment for PIs will be 5 years, with full funding support from HIT. Renewal of the appointment will be based on merit and is conditional upon passing reviews by an international committee.