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Date: Sat Jan 6 23:42:57 2018
Subject: 18.01.06 Postdoc positions in Computational Biophysics, Shenzhen University, China
Up to two postdoctoral researcher positions in computational biophysics are available 
in Dr. Wenjin Lis 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 Lis 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 (

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 be no older than 35 and have, or be about to be awarded,
a PhD degree 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 (after tax).
2. Prestigious rewards/fellowships from the local government are available to outstanding
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|| or liwenjin||

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