Postdoctoral Position in Nantong University

Nantong University is a prestigious research institution located in Nantong (China), a multicultural and modern city situated in the delta of Yangtze River, at approximately 100 km from Shanghai. Nantong University has currently more than 40,000 students, and shows a collaborative atmosphere, with leading-edge technology and equipment laboratories. The Faculty of Life Sciences offers a multidisciplinary environment, with several leading research groups.

Prof. Pedro Laborda ́s lab is looking for a highly-motivated postdoctoral researcher to contribute to the work and advancements of the research group (see last publications in research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Pedro_Laborda). Pedro Laborda has Spanish nationality, and is a former researcher of the University of Zaragoza, CSIC and Nanjing Agricultural University among others.

Our research group is a young, international and creative team, with more than 30 members, including 3 associate professors and 1 full professor. Our work focuses on the development of alternative strategies for the management of plant diseases (mainly caused by bacterial and fungal pathogens), and on the identification of new plant pathogens. We use chemistry, molecular biology, plant science and microbiology to find new bioactive compounds, mainly from microorganisms and plant extracts, and study their mode-of-action. We commonly work with rice, soybean, sweet potato and fruit trees; however, we are opened to all kinds of agricultural crops. We also have several ongoing projects related to the interactions between rhizobacteria and plants, genetic manipulation of microorganisms to improve the production of bioactive metabolites, and development of antifungal packaging for the preservation of food products.

Start date

Depending on the interests of the candidate.


PhD degree in Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Plant Science or related field.

We offer

Position for three years with a salary of 20,000 ¥ (approx. 2,500 €) per month (pre-tax).

Nantong University is committed to equality, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals regardless of gender, nationality or other personal background.

Submit your application by 25th January 2021, including motivation letter (with a brief summary of the previous research activities and interests) and CV via e-mail to pedro@ntu.edu.cn