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Subject: 21.08.28 Postdoc positions in Computational Biophysics + Machine Learning, Shenzhen University, China
Up to two postdoctoral researcher positions are available in Prof. Dr. Wenjin Li's group
in the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Shenzhen University, China. 
Shenzhen University was ranked 401-500 in the world and was ranked tied for 
16th among national universities in mainland China by Times Higher Education 
in 2021. 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.

The groups research focuses on the development of theory and computational approaches 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 machine learning, especially the combination of machine learning and 
molecular dynamics. Visit the group web page for more information (
and google scholar

Duties: We are seeking up to two highly motivated researchers who will work on computational 
method development (especially the combination of machine learning and molecular dynamics) 
and/or investigation of biomolecular systems, which can be protein-ligand interactions, 
protein-nucleic acid interactions, and/or enzymatic reactions. 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 can develop their own projects, which should overlap with the expertise and interests of the group.

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, mathematical biology 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 machine learning 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 330k~350k per annum (after tax).
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) 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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