Seeking Research Fellows on Theoretical Simulation on Optical/Electrical/Magnetic Functional Polymers and Porous Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications

School of Chemistry, Sun Yat-sen University

Guangzhou, China

ID: 7057442
Posted: May 25, 2019

Job Description

Recruiting Distinguished Researcher, Distinguished Associate Researcher, Postdocs, and candidates for PhD as well as Master study, from Zheng and Liu’s Labs, School of Chemistry/School of Material Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University

Application deadline: open until filled.

1. Introduction to Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University was established in 1924 by Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founding father of modern China. After 90-plus years of development, the University has fostered an exceptional learning environment and school spirit, and has laid a solid academic foundation across a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and medical sciences. As of this year, eighteen disciplines at the University rank in the top 1% world’s universities (ESI 2016), tied for second most among universities in China. Today, Sun Yat-sen University has become a top-tier comprehensive research university recognized both at home and abroad.

2. Zheng’s Lab on Optical/Electrical/Magnetic Functional Polymers

Prof. Zhikun Zheng laboratory is located at Key Laboratory for Polymeric Composite and Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry, Sun Yat-Sen University. His research topics include interfacial chemistry, polymer chemistry and physics, organic two-dimensional crystals, thin films, optical/electrical/magnetic functional polymers, separation membranes, and anti-counterfeiting. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers on Nat. Chem., Nat. Commun., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., and Adv. Mater. et al.

3. Liu’s Group of Porous Materials for Energy and Environment

Dr. Wei Liu is a full professor and PhD tutor in the School of Material Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University. She works on multi-disciplinary research areas of the colloid and surface/interface science, nanotechnology and electrochemistry, and has expertise in porous materials design, colloid and supermolecular interfacial self-assembly, and electrochemical energy and sensors applications. She has published 24 peer-reviewed papers on Acc. Chem. Res., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., Environ. Sci. Technol., Chem. Mater., Small, Chem. Commun., Electrochem. Commun., Sensors Actuators B Chem. et al, and has one authorized EU and International patent. She is an independent reviewer for the international journals of J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Energy Mater., Small, and Journal ECS, etc.

Research Topics in Liu’s Group:

Design novel metallic, carbon and covalent organic framework porous materials in forms of aerogels, (crystalline) membranes and nanoparticle, and investigate their applications in the following areas:
* Electrocatalysis on the fuel cell cathode and anode reactions
* Carbon dioxide electrochemical reduction
* Sensors
* Optical encryptions

To fill the needs of the Zheng’s group and the Liu’s group, we strategically recruit 1 Distinguished Researcher, 1 Distinguished Associate Researcher and 2 postdocs whose theoretical simulation skills can be leveraged in the research topics mentioned above.

4. Requirements

Basic Requirements: abide by laws of the State and observe rules and regulations of the University; comply with academic norms; possess a rigorous attitude of scholarship; pay heed to teamwork; dedicated and responsible; possess the knowledge, capability and accomplishment required by the respective post; and meet either of the following requirements:
For Distinguished Researcher: lecturer, assistant professor or of equivalent or higher positions at domestic/overseas prestigious colleges/universities or research institutes.
For Distinguished Associate Researcher: excellent doctor or post-doctor at domestic/overseas prestigious colleges/universities or research institutes.
For postdocs: who are about to complete PhD in the immediate future or the postdoc fellows who completed their PhD within last 3 years.

5. Recruitment process

Application materials required: a) personal academic resume (including university, study and work experience, research achievements, projects and published papers in recent five years, and certifications obtained); b) academic and research plan in SYSU; c) photocopies of diplomas and certificates obtained; d) 3 recommendation letters; e) applied position.
Some application forms need be filled and supporting materials should be attached once the applicant is selected as a candidate.
The recruitment information is always valid. The applicant may apply at any time. Prof. Zheng and Prof. Liu will review the applicant materials regularly.

6. Salaries and Benefits

We will provide successful applicants with competitive salaries and benefits in their respective fields in accordance with the market economy principle. Remuneration for Distinguished Researcher, Distinguished Associate Researcher and Postdocs ranges from ~360,000 RMB/year, ~250,000 RMB/year, and ~200,000 RMB/year, respectively. Moreover, We will reward the researchers with bonuses for his/her contributions within the employment.

7. Contact Information
Prof. Zhikun Zheng Email:
Prof. Wei Liu Email:

Contact Information:

Prof. Liu
Sun Yat-sen University


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