|CCL 22.12.19 Postdoc positions in Computational Biophysics/Chemistry + Drug Discovery, Shenzhen University, China|
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Date: Mon Dec 19 19:57:00 2022
Subject: 22.12.19 Postdoc positions in Computational Biophysics/Chemistry + Drug Discovery, 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 351-400 in the world and was ranked tied for 17th among national universities in mainland China by Times Higher Education in 2022. 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 (https://www.x-mol.com/groups/TCBioE/) and google scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rkKWAEsAAAAJ&hl=en 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. Benefits: 1. The salary will be RMB 330k~380k 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)
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