Director of Life-sciences Core Facilities (RS-2018003)


Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology

Job Post - Director of Life-sciences Core Facilities 

Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) in Shantou, Guangdong Province, is looking for an experienced Ph.D. in Biotechnology or Biology to manage a core facility unit and provide high-end professional services to faculty members in order to support their research.

The position is in GTIIT for a period of at least three years.

Start Date: ASAP

Position descriptions:

Establishing and running a new core facility unit providing services to researchers. The unit includes a large variety of biological instruments and technologies, including light microscopy, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and sorting, genomics, mass spectrometry, and other research equipment including ultra-centrifuges, plate readers, gel-documentation, sonicators, etc.


The responsibilities include:

- Assisting in choosing and purchasing of proper equipment/materials for the unit, installing and testing them.

- Writing operation manuals, methods and protocols of the instruments for the users (graduated students and faculty members).

- Taking care of safety issues in the lab.

- Teaching the users and assisting them to operate the instruments. Supervising the work of the users to ensure proper usage and reliable results.

- Taking care of time-sharing and scheduling the work on the instruments.

- Assist to perform results analyses when required (Including image analyses, bio-informatics and FACS analysis).

- Taking care of maintenance and keeping the lab facilities operational and ready for the users (Including managing proper inventory of spare parts).

- Supervising, manage and guiding a team of research field specialists.

- Taking care of routine administrative tasks related to the core facility unit.

- Taking care of charging the users, according to faculty policy.

- Participating in research projects carried out by faculty members.


Position requirements:

- Ph.D. degree in Biotechnology, Biology or other relevant programs.

- Fluent English: speaking, reading and writing.

- Experience in working with biological technologies, such as light microscopy, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and sorting, genomics, mass spectrometry.

- Excellent communication, educational skills and service consciousness.

- Ability of solving technical problems and self-learning.

- Ability of reading scientific papers and adopting research procedures.

- Traveling to the Technion in Haifa, Israel for a training period as needed.  



Submit your:

- Curriculum vitae

- Two letters of recommendation (one from the mentor for PhD and/or MSc studies)

- Degree certificates with English translation

- A short statements how your application matches the above given selection criteria

Send all documents electronically to: hr@gtiit.edu.cn

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by GTIIT for interview arrangements. 





Address: 241 Daxue Road, Jinping District, Shantou, Guangdong Province, China