|CCL 19.03.15 Postdoc positions in Computational Biophysics and Systems Biology, Shenzhen University, China|
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Date: Fri Mar 15 02:41:39 2019
Subject: 19.03.15 Postdoc positions in Computational Biophysics and Systems Biology, Shenzhen University, China
Up to two postdoctoral researcher positions 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. The groups interest also lies in systems biology and bioinformatics. 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) Investigate enzymatic reactions with QM/MM molecular dynamics; (3) Improve an existing coarse-graining method; (4) Identify drug target proteins in neurodegenerative diseases with computational approaches in systems biology/bioinformatics. 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 be no older than 35 and have, or be about to be awarded, a PhD degree in computational biophysics/chemistry, computational biology/bioinformatics or a related subject. Strong background in programming in C/C++ is essential, with experiences in using Linux and molecular dynamics software or approaches in systems biology is an advantage. Candidates should be able to conduct scientific research independently, as well as to collaborate with others. Benefits: 1. The salary will be RMB 320k~340k per annum (after tax). 2. Prestigious rewards/fellowships from the local government are available to outstanding applicants.(For example, additional 320k per annum if your PhD degree is awarded from top-150 universities aboard or you have published 3 high-impact papers. For more details, see http://www.gaoxinbutie.com/haiwairencai/ [Unfortunately, it is in Chinese]) 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) Names of at least two references (recommendation letters will be requested if necessary) (4) A brief research plan (optional, maximum 2 pages) Interested applicants should send the application materials via email to Dr. Wenjin Li at wenjin.brooks.li+/-gmail.com or liwenjin+/-szu.edu.cnNOTE THAT E-MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE BEEN MODIFIED!!!
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