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Outstanding Young Faculty Recruitment 2

Distinguished Research Fellow/Distinguished Associate Research Fellow

About Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University is a comprehensive, research-oriented and innovative university with distinctive characteristics and great influence both domestically and internationally. It offers a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, economics, and medicine. ZJU is highly regarded and has achieved notable rankings in various global university rankings. In the QS World Rankings 2023, it holds the 42nd position, and in the QS Asian Universities Rankings 2022, it ranks 13th. Furthermore, ZJU is ranked 3rd in the National Rankings 2022 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and 36th in the World Rankings of ARWU.

About Us

The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, the International School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, and the International Institutes of Medicine, Zhejiang University form a collaborative partnership established by Zhejiang University and Yiwu Municipal People's Government. With a commitment to uphold the quality and standards of Zhejiang University, and a focus on national strategic priorities and the implementation of the "double first-class initiatives", this triad development model aims to create an internationally recognized, cutting-edge and research-oriented institute for advanced medical education. Its purpose is to explore how local internationalization can drive innovation in medical science and embark on a new educational journey that embraces global engagement.

The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine is a provincial, comprehensive tertiary class-A hospital integrating medicine, education and research, and is directly affiliated with Zhejiang University. It has a planned 4,300 beds and is ranked top 5% of the tertiary public hospitals in China, making it the youngest hospital in the country to earn the award.

The International School of Medicine, Zhejiang University (ISM) is a secondary college run and managed by Zhejiang University, which is set to become an institute of higher medical education serving the national "Belt and Road" initiative. Huang Hefeng, an academician from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a famous reproductive medicine scientist, has been appointed as the Dean of the International School of Medicine.

The International Institutes of Medicine, Zhejiang University is a platform for scientific research support and translational medicine research, and has been approved as the first batch of new provincial-level R&D institutions in Zhejiang Province, Zhejiang Engineering Research Center for Future Pathology, Postdoctoral Workstations. An international and cutting-edge research team has been built, focusing on “5+X” disciplines, including Reproductive Medicine, Oncology, Regeneration and Aging Medicine, Global Health, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 8 centers have been built, including the Centers for Reproductive Medicine, RNA Medicine, Oncology Medicine, Regeneration and Aging Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Brain and Nerve Disease Research, Mitochondrial Medicine, and Genomics Medicine. We will continue to carry out high-level clinical translation and cutting-edge multidisciplinary cooperation.

Position Description

The Fourth Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine Distinguished Research Fellow or Distinguished Associate Research Fellow is a position of high honor and distinction within the institution. This position is typically offered to exceptional researchers who have achieved remarkable accomplishments in their respective fields and have gained international recognition for their contributions. It is reserved for exceptional researchers who have made significant contributions to their field and have the potential to shape the future of medical research and healthcare advancement.


  • Research Excellence: Your primary responsibility is to conduct cutting-edge and impactful research in your field of expertise. You are expected to pursue original and innovative research projects, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and making significant contributions to your discipline. Your research should be rigorous, influential, and have the potential to shape the future of your field.
  • Leadership in Research: As a Research Fellow, you are looked upon as a leader in your area of research. You have a responsibility to provide intellectual leadership by setting research agendas, guiding research teams, and collaborating with colleagues locally and internationally.
  • Publication and Dissemination: You have the responsibility to publish your research findings in reputable academic journals and other relevant platforms. Your publications should be of high quality and contribute significantly to the advancement of knowledge. By disseminating your research, you enhance the visibility and impact of your work, and facilitate the exchange of ideas within the academic community.
  • Mentorship and Collaboration: As a Research Fellow, you are expected to mentor and collaborate with junior researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. Your expertise and guidance play a crucial role in nurturing their professional development and fostering a collaborative and supportive research environment.
  • External Engagement: You have a responsibility to actively engage with the broader academic community and external stakeholders. This may include participating in conferences, seminars and workshops, delivering keynote speeches, and serving as a reviewer for prestigious journals or grant agencies.
  • Academic Leadership: Your role as a Distinguished Research Fellow or Distinguished Associate Research Fellow involves providing academic leadership within Zhejiang University. This can include serving on committees, contributing to research strategy and planning, and playing a pivotal role in the university's research initiatives.
  • Ethical Conduct and Integrity: You have a responsibility to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct, integrity and professionalism in all aspects of your research and academic endeavors. This includes promoting ethical research practices, maintaining academic integrity, and fostering a culture of honesty, fairness and transparency.

Basic Qualifications

  • You must have a doctoral degree from a well-known university.
  • In principle, for the candidate of the position of Distinguished Research Fellow, you should not exceed 40 years old; For the candidate of the position of Distinguished Associate Research Fellow, you should not exceed 37 years old.
  • For the candidate of the position of Distinguished Research Fellow, you should have postdoctoral experience or a solid research training background, demonstrating an academic level equivalent to that of faculty researchers in medical schools. For the candidate of the position of Distinguished Associate Research Fellows, you should possess solid research training experience, reaching an academic level equivalent to that of associate researchers in medical schools.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • You should have a strong research background with a proven track record of high-quality publications in reputable academic journals.
  • You are expected to have excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • You should have the potential to secure external research funding and participate in research grant applications.
  • You are expected to demonstrate leadership qualities and the ability to lead and collaborate with research teams effectively.
  • You are expected to have commitment to academic excellence and the ability to contribute to the advancement of medical research.
  • You should have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring graduate students.
  • You should have active involvement in professional societies and a strong network within the research community.

Additional Information

This is a full-time job.

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province. (For information about this city, please refer to the content provided in the following link:

We offer an outstanding and competitive benefits package including:

  • Salary: We offer an annual salary of up to 600,000 RMB (excluding research incentives).
  • Housing: An apartment can be leased according to university regulations; You can receive a government housing subsidy of 800,000 RMB as per the policy; We provide a resettlement fee of 100,000 RMB.
  • Start-up research funding: We provide a million-RMB-level research startup fund.
  • Environment: We provide a professional office environment and ample lab space.
  • Team building: You can apply for the qualification of a graduate supervisor.
  • Family support: You are eligible for local government subsidies. We assist in enrolling children in schools or nurseries, as well as finding employment for your spouses.
  • Professional development: We provide guidance and assistance in applying for project funding such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC)\Excellent Young Scholars Program (overseas).
  • Facilities: We provide access to all sports facilities and libraries at Zhejiang University

Pre-Employment Screening

Criminal records, Education, Identity, Physical examination

Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

At our organization, we are unwavering in our commitment to equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with respect, fairness and dignity, regardless of your background, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or abilities.

We embrace diversity as a strength, recognizing that it fuels innovation, enhances creativity and drives better outcomes. We actively seek diverse perspectives and experiences, valuing the unique contributions each individual brings to our organization. We strive to create an inclusive environment where all voices are heard, valued and empowered.

We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities for all, eliminating barriers that impede full participation and contribution. We continually assess and improve our policies, practices and systems to ensure fairness and inclusivity. We actively promote education, awareness and understanding among our employees and stakeholders, fostering a culture of empathy, respect and allyship.

We understand that our journey towards equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging is ongoing. We are committed to continuous learning, growth and accountability, holding ourselves responsible for creating an environment where everyone feels welcomed, embraced and celebrated.

Together, we are building a diverse, inclusive and equitable future where everyone can thrive and be your authentic selves.

Application Process

To apply for this position, please submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter expressing your interest and highlighting your qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) detailing your educational background, research experience, publications and any other relevant information.
  • Three representative works.
  • A summary of your research accomplishments and future research plans (maximum two pages).
  • Contact information for three references who can provide insight into your research capabilities and potential.

All the materials needed for application should be integrated into a PDF document, and sent to with the subject line: "[Position] Application - [Your Name]". Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.


Contact: Mrs.Liu

Address: N1 Shangcheng Avenue, Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province