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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 
( 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~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)
Interested applicants should send the application materials via email to 
Dr. Wenjin Li at or liwenjin(_)
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