Reports to: Project Director Business Unit: BGI Research Department: R&D Department Location: Shenzhen, China Summary: BGI is seeking a senior Scientist with a PhD and research background from well-known universities/laboratories with hands-on experience in designated areas (including tumor, metabolomics, neurobiology, enzymology, etc.). The qualified scientist should have comprehensive understanding of the designated areas above and insight into the latest research direction. The scientist will also assist and lead article writing and internal and external project collaborations. This role is based in Shenzhen, China, with the opportunity to travel. BGI provides career opportunities for advancement and rotations to other jobs within the business unit and to other BGI subsidiaries and locations. BGI will work with candidates on work authorization (or work permits) for Shenzhen, China, if the candidate does not already have work authorization for Shenzhen. Responsibilities: 1. Engage in developing core technology, and in advancing science in designated areas. 2. Ability to identify key issues and to mobilize different resources to solve critical technical problems. 3. For assigned projects, have the ability to understand the requirements, take command in the implementation and in progression monitoring; and achieve the project objectives with high efficiency and quality. 4. Coordinate and manage laboratory routines and draft technical project documents. 5. Ability to participate and monitor laboratory research.