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Microscopy/Imaging Technician (or Research Assistant) Position in Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology

Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology (PBC) is an institution of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently established to conduct cutting-edge research in all important areas of plant science and biotechnology.  With joint funding from the Chinese central government, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Shanghai municipality and in affiliation with the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, SBC) aims to become a world’s leading center for plant-related research. It will curate innovative, vibrant, and interactive research groups synergized by a battery of state-of-the-art core facilities.

Information about cell biology core facility:

Recent advancement in imaging techniques and other technologies made cell biological analysis essential for a broad range of biological research. With the aim of supporting scientists in PSC, the cell biology core facility will host a suite of state-of-the-art instrumentations such as high-end confocal microscopies, electron microscopy as well as automated machine for immunohistochemical experiments. These instrumentations will cover broad range of demand by researchers working on different fields. Our goal is to provide best possible environment for researchers to perform cutting-edge research.

Position Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for administrative work for the core facility as well as daily operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of various equipments in the core facility. He/she will also provide training sessions to instrumentation users, manage user reservation, and assist uses in setting up routine experiments.


Qualifications include a Master degree in Biological Sciences or bachelor degree with at least 2 years related working experience. Extensive experience in operating cell biological instrument is required. Prior experience in plant science research is preferable but not essential.

Qualified candidates should have strong communication skills in Chinese and English, the capacity to work independently, and excellent inter-personal skills necessary for interacting and working with diverse groups of researchers.

To Apply

Please send your CV, cover letter and research statement to Dr. Shingo Nagawa at and Li Tan at

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