Institute of Natural Sciences (INS) – a newly established interdisciplinary institute at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) http://ins.sjtu.edu.cn to conduct first-rate research in natural and engineering sciences, is recruiting Institute postdoctoral researchers in computational sciences and engineering. The initial appointment will be for two years with a possible renewal for the third with an annual salary of 170000 RMB and a research startup fund. The potential candidates should demonstrate record of top quality research work in computational research and interdisciplinary research background. Eight (8) positions are available for strongly-motivated researchers to conduct high quality interdisciplinary research between INS members and science faculties on campus in the following areas.
Computational plasma simulation for high energy density physics (HEDP) driven by laser or particle beam-plasma interaction, with experience in numerical methods such as particle-in-cell, Fokker-Planck, or particle-fluid hybrid schemes, etc.
Molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations of reactive systems to predict equilibrium products with applications in old and new energy materials (oil, coal, hydrogen) , with research background in theoretical or computational chemistry
Computation modeling of Coulomb many-body systems in colloidal and biological sciences to study electrostatic double layers between charged mesoscopic particles and electrolytes and finite size effects and ion correlations. Background in fast algorithms such as FMM and enhanced sampling techniques is desirable.
Molecular dynamics simulations of membrane proteins and energetic materials for the study of drug binding sites in the M2 proton channel with application in new drug designs, and solid phase explosive reactions for new energetic materials.
General areas of scientific computing: At least four (4) other positions at various salary levels will be available in areas including computational fluid dynamics, computational neurosciences, multi-scale and stochastic modeling of biological and physical systems, etc.
Applications should consist of curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, summary of future research plans, and three letters of reference. Application materials should preferably be electronically sent to Ms. Qing Chen ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
Institute of Natural Sciences
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Shanghai 200240, China.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue for the next several years.