Qing-Jun is currently an Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, the University of Manchester. He is also the Academic Lead of the Biosciences International Summer School, BIO-SISS.
Qing-Jun obtained his first degree in Medicine (1996), MSc (1999) and M.D & Ph.D in Aviation Medicine and Aerospace Physiology (2002) in China. In 2003, Qing-Jun began his post-doctoral training (at the University of Manchester) to investigate the molecular mechanisms and pharmacological resetting of the biological clocks. In 2009, Qing-Jun was awarded a MRC Career Development Award Fellowship and started his own research group, focusing on circadian clocks, ageing and age-associated diseases. In 2015, Qing-Jun was awarded the Arthritis Research UK Senior Research Fellowship to continue his work into the roles of the cartilage circadian clocks in health and disease of the joint tissue.