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Young Talents Recruitment Announcement

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The Institute of Cotton Research (CRI) is the only national research institute and research center specializing in cotton in China. It was founded in Beijing in August 1957, and moved to Anyang, Henan Province, in March 1958. Concentrated on basic and applied research, CRI organizes and presides over major national cotton research projects addressing significant science and technology-related issues in cotton production. The institute coordinates international cooperation and exchanges about cotton research, cultivates high-level talents to advance cotton technology, and facilitates the transfer of new technologies to farmland. In addition, CRI is responsible for the editing and publishing of the journals Cotton Science and China Cotton.

The long-term strategic development goal of CRI is to reach the international leading level in cotton applied research, reach the international advanced level in basic research, and participate in international competition in industrial development.

I Open Positions and Fields

Position 1: Type A talents
Field: Cultivation physiology

Position 2: Type D talents
Field: Bioinformatics, Cultivation physiology, stress-tolerance genetic engineering

1-2 Type A talents and 2-4 Type D talents positions are available in research fields above.

II Salary and financial support

Position 1
Based on the specific disciplines, CRI-CAAS will offer up to 1 million Yuan (RMB) as start-up fund and 1 million Yuan (RMB) for instrument and equipment purchase. In addition to the pay package (salary, benefits and medical care) at CAAS, CRI-CAAS will offer the allowance amounts to 100,000 Yuan (RMB) in the first year. From the second year of employment, allowance will depend on the results of annual assessment. An additional 50,000 Yuan (RMB) allowance will be paid with the evaluation result of excellent. CRI-CAAS will also provide a 100 m2 transition apartment.

Position 2
Based on the specific disciplines, CRI-CAAS will offer up to 1.5 million Yuan (RMB) as start-up fund and 0.5 million Yuan (RMB) for instrument and equipment purchase. In addition to the pay package (salary, benefits and medical care) at CAAS, CRI-CAAS will offer the allowance amounts to 80,000 Yuan (RMB) in the first year. From the second year of employment, allowance will depend on the results of annual assessment. An additional 50,000 Yuan (RMB) allowance will be paid with the evaluation result of excellent. The settling-in allowance of 30,000 Yuan (RMB) will be provided by CRI-CAAS.

III Job Requirements

Basic qualifications

The candidates should be enthusiastic about cotton research, possess a high degree of academic integrity and scientific spirit, and have a strong sense of teamwork. The candidates must be well-versed in the latest developments in the related field, and should have solid specialty knowledge and remarkable academic achievement. In addition, the candidates should have innovative vision and strategic thought about their disciplines, and the ability to lead the academic team to international advanced level.

Position 1
Full time, under 40 years of age and with good health conditions;
Doctorate degree;
Two recommendation letters from academic experts (at least 1 from oversea expert) in related research area;
More than three years’ oversea working experience;
At least 1 first author publication in core journals of CAAS in related research area.

Position 2
Full time, under 45 years of age and with good health conditions;
Doctorate degree;
For domestic applicants, associate professor-rank title is required;
For overseas applicants, more than 2 years’ oversea working experience and at least 1 first author publication in core journals of CAAS in related research area are required.

IV Application Procedure

The applicants should provide photocopies of identification documents, proof of education experience, photocopies of the degree certificate and diploma, resume, proof of main achievements, and two recommendation letters from experts in the related field. Application documents can be submitted through E-mail. The position applied should be described clearly.

Oral defense and examination will be arranged for qualified candidates by institute evaluation committee, and final decisions will be made based on Secret ballot.

After public notice without objection, candidates will submit documents to the office of personnel.

After the documents have been reviewed and verified, the candidates should sign a contract with CRI.

Applications and relevant documents should be submitted by November 30, 2013.

Ⅴ Contact Information

Contact person: Liu Quanyi
Telephone: 86-372-2562210 or 86-372-2562211
E-mail: personnel@cricaas.com.cn
Address: 38 Huanghe Road, Anyang, Henan Province, P.R. China, 455000