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Postdoc positions in Computational Biophysics, Shenzhen University, China

Posted by: Wenjin Li

Posted date: Sep-25-2017

Location: Shenzhen, China

Up to two postdoctoral researcher positions in computational biophysics are available in Dr. Wenjin Li’s group in the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Shenzhen University, China. IAS is located in Shenzhen, a modern and international city next to Hong Kong. IAS focuses on highly interdisciplinary research with strong financial support from the local government.

Wenjin Li’s research focuses on the development of computational methods on (but not limited to) enhanced sampling, free energy calculations and the identification of reaction coordinates. These approaches are applied to study enzymatic reactions, drug discovery and protein engineering, by combining MM and QM/MM molecular dynamics. Visit the group web page for more information (sites.google.com/site/wenjinlab).


Duties: We are seeking up to two highly motivated researchers who will work on one of the following projects: (1) Development of new methods to quantify the role of water molecules in protein-ligand interactions; (2) Development of new methods to decompose the interaction energy of proteins (especially enzymes); (3) Investigate enzymatic reactions with QM/MM molecular dynamics; (4) Improve an existing coarse-graining methods. The researchers will be asked for a commitment of at least two years with publications in peer-reviewed journals. They will mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and have the opportunity to develop their own projects, which should overlap with the expertise and interests of the lab.


Requirements: Candidates should have, or be about to be awarded, a PhD in computational biophysics, computational chemistry, or a related subject. Strong background in programming in C/C++ is essential, with experiences in using Linux and molecular dynamics software is an advantage. Candidates should be able to conduct scientific research independently, as well as to collaborate within a team.



1. The salary will be RMB 250,000~270,000 per annum.

2. Prestigious rewards/fellowships from the local government are available to outstanding applicants.

3. The same benefits as the ones for faculties, such as the children can enroll in the kindergarten or school attached to the University with great discounts.


Application Materials: (1) A cover letter explaining your scientific background and interest in joining our laboratory (2) A curriculum vitae (with publication list) (3) A brief research plan (maximum 2 pages) (4) Names of at least two references (recommendation letters will be requested if necessary)   Interested applicants should send the application materials via email to Dr. Wenjin Li at liwenjin[at]szu.edu.cn .


Job Title Postdoc positions in Computational Biophysics, Shenzhen University, China
Post Details
Email wenjin.brooks.li(at)gmail.com
Employer's Website sites.google.com
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Computational Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Shenzhen, China
Key Words postdoc computational biophysics
Start Date December 2017
Salary RMB 250k