The Institute of Neuroscience (ION), Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has on-going recruitment of laboratory heads at the Investigator and Senior Investigator level. Since its founding in 1999, ION has aimed to implement the infrastructure of a modern research institute that provides an environment for rigorous scientific pursuit and fruitful interactions, a merit-based system for promotion and funding, and a high-quality training program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The Institute currently has 29 laboratories in various areas of molecular, cellular and system neurobiology (see www.ion.ac.cn) and plans to expand to 50 laboratories by 2020. Applications are invited for Laboratory Head positions in all areas in neuroscience, with particular emphasis in the areas of stem cell neurobiology, and systems and cognitive neuroscience. Appointments of Investigator and Senior Investigator are equivalent to Assistant/Associate Professor and Full Professor, respectively, in major research universities in the US. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent training, and significant post-doctoral research accomplishments. Successful candidates will be required to develop a rigorous research program and to supervise graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Competitive start-up funds, annual operating funds, salary, and housing allowance will be provided. Interested individuals should send a C.V., future research plans, a full list of publications and names and e-mail addresses of three references to Ms. Yan Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org), Institute of Neuroscience, 320 Yue-yang Road, Shanghai, China. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year.