Open positions

We are always looking for highly motivated people! Here we value diversity both in our research topics and in our team composition, and passionate researchers from around the world are welcome to join us.

To apply for a specific position (see below), please send an email with the subject IPMB_application_WhatPosition_YourName directly to Chuan Ku, briefly describing your research interests, experience, skills, future plan, and contact details of one or two referees. A single PDF should be attached that includes your CV, and, if relevant, transcripts, degree certificates, thesis title and abstract, and proofs of relevant skills and experience.

English is the working language in our lab and institute. Mandarin skills are not required, but there are free classes on campus for those interested.


Postdoc

Postdoc positions can be funded by the following options. All applicants will be encouraged to apply for a competitive fellowship.

Funding

Benefits

  • Salary: ~29,000-40,000 USD/year
  • Subsidized national health insurance, work insurance, and pension scheme
  • Relocation expenses, family allowance or benefits, and a small research grant may be available depending on the fellowship


Staff: lab manager/research associate/bioinformatician

We have long-term core-funded positions for people with a PhD or master’s degree. Currently we are actively looking for a lab manager. The ideal candidate should have experience in cell culture, molecular biology, microscopy or flow cytometry and will maintain consumables and equipment in the lab. Feel free to write to Chuan anytime if you are interested in other kinds of positions.

Benefits

  • Salary: ~20,000-40,000 USD/year
  • Subsidized national health insurance, work insurance, and pension scheme
  • Other benefits of IPMB employees


PhD

As the national research institution, Academia Sinica offers PhD and master’s programs in collaboration with major research universities in Taiwan. If you are interested in doing PhD research, please contact Chuan Ku first before submitting your online application.

Programs

  • Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) (application deadline: February)
  • Joint programs with universities
    • Plant Biology (with National Taiwan University)
    • Marine Biotechnology (with National Taiwan Ocean University)
    • Microbial Genomics (with National Chung Hsing University)

Benefits

  • Stipend: ~1,130-1,660 USD/month
  • Subsidized national health insurance
  • Eligibility for dormitory housing


Master’s

Master’s programs in Taiwan are usually for two years. Our lab is associated with the following programs.

Programs

  • Life Sciences (with National Central University)
  • Microbiology (with Soochow University)

Benefits

  • Stipend: ~500-660 USD/month (additional, merit-based scholarships are available from the Taiwanese government or universities)
  • Subsidized national health insurance
  • Eligibility for dormitory housing


Research internships or exchanges

There are quite some programs available for short-term research stays in our lab. Below are just a few.

Internships

  • Taiwan International Graduate Program International Internship (TIGP-IIP)
    • Duration: 2-3 months between May and September (summer internship) or February and April (spring internship)
    • Eligibility: undergraduate/master’s students or recent graduates
    • Benefits: airfare, accommodation, stipend (~1000 USD/month)
    • Application deadline: February 29 (summer internship)
  • IPMB Summer Internship
    • Duration: 2-3 months around July and August
    • Eligibility: undergraduate students
    • Benefits: accommodation, stipend
    • Application deadline: April 30
  • DAAD RISE Worldwide
    • Duration: 2-3 months between June and October
    • Eligibility: undergraduate students enrolled at a German university
    • Benefits: travel costs, insurance, stipend, participation in an alumni meeting
    • Application deadline: mid-December
  • MOST-DAAD Taiwan Summer Institute Program
    • Duration: 2 months (August and September)
    • Eligibility: undergraduate/master’s/PhD students or graduates who are German nationals or enrolled at a German university
    • Benefits: travel costs, insurance, stipend (~900 EUR), participation in an alumni meeting
    • Application deadline: mid-February
  • MOST Undergraduate Research Grant (科技部大專學生研究計畫)
    • Duration: 8 months (July-February)
    • Eligibility: undergraduate students enrolled at a Taiwanese university
    • Benefits: stipend (~200 USD/month)
    • Application deadline: March 9

Visits/collaboration

  • EMBO Short-Term Fellowship
    • Duration: 1 week to 3 months (can be extended to 6 months)
    • Eligibility: researchers at any stage in their career
    • Benefits: travel costs, stipend (65 EUR/day)
    • Application deadlines: accepted throughout the year