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Date: Mon Nov 4 00:47:55 2019
Subject: 19.11.03 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.
Shenzhen University was ranked 501-600 in the world and was ranked tied 
for 18th among national universities in China by Times Higher Education 
in 2019. IAS is the Center for Excellence in Research in Shenzhen 
University. 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. The groups interest also lies 
in systems biology and bioinformatics. 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) 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.

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 you 
are Chinese and have published 3 papers in Q1 journals as ranked in JCR. 
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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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