Group photo taken in June, 2019

What do we do?
  • Various things related to: mass spectrometry, clinical chemistry, biochemistry, automation, and inventing new analytical instruments. 
  • It has to be new, innovative, and/or useful.

Who are we looking for?

Our goal is to educate a new generation of chemists by giving them an opportunity to gain practical experience in biochemical analysis. Most projects are interdisciplinary. Some of them are highly challenging and their outcomes cannot easily be predicted. We welcome applications from the candidates who enjoy doing scientific experiments. The desired personal qualities include: ability to solve scientific problems, commitment to high-quality work, patience, reliability, honesty, positive attitude, self-discipline and ethics.

What positions are available?

BSc - Practical training in one technique. Standalone project.
MSc - Candidates with genuine interest in science and those who want to learn many different things in a short period of time can apply.
PhD - We encourage motivated and qualified candidates to contact the team leader at any time. This option is suitable for the individuals who would like to obtain a higher degree before starting their career in industry.
Postdoctoral researcher - Please describe in the cover letter how your educational background matches the research program of our laboratory, and how you could contribute to this research. In order to expedite evaluation of your portfolio, be as specific as possible.
Our opening announcements can be found on major academic portals: EuraxessScience HR.

Why come to live in Hsinchu?
  • The city of Hsinchu hosts seven universities, hundreds of companies, and a university hospital. These form an academic cluster for cutting-edge research, technology transfer, and first-class graduate education and postdoctoral research opportunities, especially in the areas of chemistry, bioscience, and electronics.
  • In many cases, the living costs in Hsinchu are relatively low (e.g. compared with studying in the capital city area or abroad). Many students and postdocs live within walking distance of their departments.
  • Being an academic city, Hsinchu provides opportunities for interaction with top science scholars: advisors for your graduate project, academic collaborators, and course teachers.
  • Relatively few distractions let the students and scholars focus on research and literature studies.
  • Hsinchu is a historic city with several tourist attractions. In fact, our university campus is one of such attractions: it has many green zones, sports facilities, and places to meet friends. Mountain park is located in the proximity of the university campuses. Hsinchu downtown is known for its shopping area; malls, department stores, as well as small shops.
  • The university campus and the adjacent night market have many food outlets with superb, affordable Taiwanese and international cuisine.
  • The city is well connected with the other parts of Taiwan by bus and railroad networks. It is located in the proximity of the main international airport serving Taiwan (TPE).

Impact of scientific research
  • National Tsing Hua University is among the top academic institutions in East Asia, with the citation impact of 1.65 (highest in Taiwan, ref.).
Science in East Asia — by the numbers
Reprinted by permission from Springer Customer Service Centre GmbH:
Nature, Science in East Asia — by the numbers, Richard Van Noorden, 558, 500-501 (2018).

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