School of Life and Health Sciences


The School of Life and Health Sciences (SLHS) at the U of SIAT, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology aims at educating top innovative and versatile talents in biotechnology with both social adaptability and application transformation capability, and forming a series of distinctive programs ranging from frontier basic research to the development of new technology. SLHS has a mission to build up a top-tier research and training center of life sciences in China and Asia within the next five years, and to become an internationally renowned school of life and health within the next 10 to 20 years. To advance translational sciences, SLHS has set up four departments including the Department of Biology, Department of Neuroscience, Department of Mental Health and Public Health, and Interdisciplinary Center for Bio-Intelligence (Bio-Intelli X).  

The school is governed by the Dean of the School and the scientific board consisting of international renowned experts. These experts will include Nobel Laureates and Members of National Academies of Sciences from developed countries. Candidates for faculty members will be screened and interviewed by the Board members to guarantee a top-level scientific team.  

SLHS has set up a series of curricula ranging from frontier basic research to the advanced translational sciences based on major national needs with the goal of the integration of science and education. Courses for undergraduates are mainly in the forms of lectures led by Chair professors and participated by world renowned scientists who are conducting state-of-art research in their fields, supplemented by interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary elective courses, forming a free and flexible program with international standards.  

Senior undergraduates are encouraged to rotate in research labs during the regular school year to obtain hands-on experiences, and to foster their abilities of thinking scientific questions and designing experiments independently. We offer opportunities for the senior students to obtain internships in national/international high-tech companies, pharmaceutical companies, or academic research labs. In addition, we encourage students to participate in joint programs with top institutions around the world, and select curricula, programs, and research labs based on interests and experiences after completing lab rotations. 

Dr. Yu Tian Wang is appointed as the inaugural dean of the School of Life and Health Sciences of SIAT. The research focus of Wang Lab is to understand mechanisms controlling the efficacy of synaptic transmission via the regulation of postsynaptic receptors and the manner in which disease processes alter these mechanisms. He is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at the University of British Columbia and the holder of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C. & Yukon Chair in Stroke Research. He is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Scholar between 2001-2011 and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences of Royal Society of Canada since 2006.  

With the goal of training educating innovative talents that have international competitiveness, SLHS is committed to improving the educational system to facilitate the integration of science and education. SLHS aims to promote the developments of scientific research and education in Shenzhen and contribute to build up the National Integrated Science Center in Shenzhen. 

  • General Qualifications and Requirements

SLHS invites applications for faculty position at the rank of Instructor, Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor. The successful applicant will be expected to obtain external funding to conduct research in neuroscience and help guide research efforts in their areas of expertise.  In addition to research, the candidate will be expected to teach appropriate courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, and engage in scholarly activities. For detailed job descriptions, please refer to the subsection for each department.

To apply, please submit the following key application materials to with a subject line “Your Full Name + specific Department”. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. Review of applications is on a rolling basis with no deadlines, until all the positions are filled.

  • Key Application Materials

1. Full CV

2. Cover Letter

3. Personal Statement, that addresses your specific interests and/or expertise and demonstrates strength or potential in teaching at the college level.

4. A minimum of three Letters of Recommendation, from senior faculty with a detailed knowledge of your research and/or academic background and potential for independent research.  At least one letter must be from a research mentor/advisor of your current lab.