Faculty Positions at the College of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering & State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry (SKLAOC) in Lanzhou University are the leading chemistry research institutions in China, equipped with the state-of-the-art research facility. There are currently 174 faculty members in the college, including 56 Professors and 63 Associated Professors. The college has more than 1000 undergraduate and 800 postgraduate students, studying in eight Ph.D program, ten MS program and four BS programs.

Lanzhou University is known to produce high impact research work particularly in the fields of Chemistry and Materials. Based on the recent ESI citation statistic data from ISI, Lanzhou University is listed as the 105th in Chemistry across all the research institutes worldwide.

The College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering & State Key Laboratory of Applied Organic Chemistry have several faculty positions open for application.


An ideal applicant should have obtained a Ph.D degree in chemistry, materials, biology, or a related discipline. The applicant is expected to have recently completed postdoctoral training with excellent publication record. Age requirement is not restricted for certain positions but special support will be given to applicants under 35 years of age.


Positions are mainly open for principle investigators (PI) at professor or senior researcher level.

However, young researchers would like to join the college to start at assistant professor level are also welcome to apply.


A successful candidate will be provided with a highly competitive salary, other compensations, and excellent start-up funds, as well as assistance in soliciting relevant national or university scholarly titles.

Special supporting fund and postgraduate students are available in the first 3-5 years.

Senior faculties will provide young researchers help and useful guidance for career development.

“The Thousand Talents Plan”: 1 million RMB annual salary before taxes for full-time position; and 750,000 RMB annual salary before taxes for those talents working for 9 months every year.

“China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists” or “Changjiang Scholar (full time)”: Equal or more than 500,000 RMB annual salary before taxes.

“The Thousand Young Talents”: one million settling-in and 400,000 RMB annual salary before taxes, with 1-3 million RMB research start-up fund by central government finance and equal amount or more fund by Lanzhou University.

Outstanding young scholars: Independent PI, full professorship, 300,000 to 400,000 RMB annual salary before taxes, with equal or more than 5 million RMB research fund.

Applicant materials:

  1. A curriculum vitae either in English or Chinese;
  2. Publication list with reprints of three representation publications;
  3. A description of future research plan (in English or Chinese; within 3 pages);
  4. Contact information (email, phone and address) of three referees.

Shortlisted applicants will be provided with necessary travel expense for interview. The positions are open till filled.

Contact Information:

Contact persons:Ms. Zhang




Address: 222 Tianshui South Road, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou Univesity, China, 730000

College website:http://chem.lzu.edu.cn/

State Key Lab website:http://sklaoc.lzu.edu.cn/