The John Innes Centre – Chinese Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science.
In 2014, the John Innes Centre and the Chinese Academy of Sciences established the CAS-JIC Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS). CEPAMS has recruited ten Group Leaders since 2016 and has vacancies for at least five more.
CEPAMS Group Leaders have joint affiliation between the John Innes Centre and CAS. They are encouraged to make the most of this unique status and develop a strong international outlook for their research.
Although employed by CAS, CEPAMS Group Leaders are members of JIC faculty and benefit from that membership in terms of mentoring, collaboration, training, access to technology platforms in Norwich and attendance at internal John Innes Centre scientific meetings.
CEPAMS Group Leaders work in state of the art laboratories in either Shanghai or Beijing.
They are offered a very competitive package including an internationally-benchmarked salary and generous start-up funding for equipment, staff and research costs. In comparison with Europe or North America, those appointed as CEPAMS Group Leaders can expect very rapid growth of their Group in the first 12-24 months, rapid scientific outputs and good prospects for external grant income. For international candidates, assistance with housing and/or international schooling costs is negotiable.
International scientists have assimilated successfully in CEPAMS, both scientifically and culturally (for example, Canadian, Greek and Korean Group Leaders working in Shanghai).