|CCL 18.07.17 Postdoctoral/Senior Researcher Positions in Computational Biology and Chemistry, Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology, Shenzhen, China|
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Date: Thu Jul 19 00:00:54 2018
Subject: 18.07.17 Postdoctoral/Senior Researcher Positions in Computational Biology and Chemistry, Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology, Shenzhen, China
The Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology is headed by Prof. Arieh Warshel (2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) and be part of the School of Science and Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHKSZ). It is intended to become one of the worlds most advanced computational biology centers, conducting research on cutting-edge biotechnologies (structural biology, molecular medicine, multi-scale biomolecule simulations, high-throughput Genome Sequencing analysis and translational research of gene diagnosis technology). Please refer to http://www.cuhk.edu.cn/en and http://www.cuhk.edu.cn/en/page/3588 for further information about CUHK (SZ) and Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology, respectively. Dr. Guijuan Cheng is an Assistant Professor of the School of Science and Engineering and is affiliated with the Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology. The Cheng group mainly focuses on mechanistic studies on enzymatic and organic reactions by using a wide range of computational techniques (MD, QM/MM, QM methods ...) and experimental methods (mass spectrometry,electromical method ...). We are seeking three experienced research fellows who will work on one of the following projects: (1) QM/MM study of enzymatic reactions (e.g. disease-related post-translational modification, DNA repair, and biosynthesis); (2) QM study of organic reactions (e.g. transition metal-catalyzed reactions and electrochemical reactions). Qualifying Requirements: 1. Postdoc candidates should be no older than 35 and have received a PhD degree within the past 2 years or about to have a PhD degree. 2. PhD in computational biology (or a related subject); strong expertise in docking, MD simulations and QM/MM calculations of enzymes. Or PhD in computational chemistry; strong expertise in QM calculations to investigate mechanism of organic reaction. 2. Strong problem-solving skills and able to work independently, as well as to work with a team (e.g. collaboration with experimental labs). 3. Strong programming/scripting skills and English language skills. 4. Experience in using CHARMM and ChemShell will be a plus. Benefits: 1. The postdocs annual salary is RMB 300,000~ 400,000, including the tax free subsidy of RMB 240,000 per year from the local government. 2. All postdoc positions are full-time and with a fixed term of 2 years. After 2 years, excellent postdocs can be hired as senior researcher and apply for Shenzhen High-level Talent Plan (a total of RMB 2,400,000 tax-free bonus for 5 years from the local government can be obtained). 3. Candidates who is eligible for Category C Talents of Shenzhen Peacock Program can be hired as senior researcher and the annual salary is RMB 540,000~600,000 (including the tax free subsidy of RMB 480,000 per year from the local government). Please refer to http://www.cuhk.edu.cn/UploadFiles/talentsprogramoutline.pdf for more information about the Shenzhen Peacock Program and other talent programs. 4. Employee benefits will be provided according to the relevant labor laws of Mainland China as well as CUHK-Shenzhen regulations. Application Materials: 1. A cover letter explaining your scientific background and interest in joining our group. 2. CV and publication list, with the most important 3 to 5 publications highlighted. 3. Contact information for at least two references (recommendation letters will be requested if necessary).
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