Job openings for Research Assistant Professor/Postdoc in
Synthetic Biology, Microbiology and Materials Science at ShanghaiTech University
The Zhong group at the Materials Biology Division in the School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST), ShanghaiTech University has immediate openings for research assistant professors or postdocs. The positions will focus on engineering living functional materials and new bionanotechnologies integrating the tools of synthetic biology, microbiology and materials science. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from outstanding candidates, who are self-confident, self-motivated and bold to pursue innovative, interdisciplinary and high-risky research. For candidates from different background, the lab will provide corresponding technical training. Our lab values the career development of each member and therefore will provide ample opportunities for our members to attend academic conferences or receive various scientific trainings.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Synthetic biology, Bionanotechnology, Material Science, Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology or related areas is required. Additional research experience involving one or more of the following areas/technologies will be a plus: AFM methodology, molecular or cellular biology, gene engineering, electrochemistry, protein engineering, bio-energy and high-throughput and/or robotic approaches for molecular biology or materials science. Strong communication skills are essential. Interested applicants should send a CV, summary of previous research, and contact addresses of three references, as soon as possible, to:
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Salary: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
1. Bolin An#, Xinyu Wang#, et al. and Chao Zhong*, Diverse Supramolecular Nanofiber Networks Assembled by Functional Low-Complexity Domains. ACS Nano 2017, 11(7), 6985-6995.
2. M. K. Cui#, S.S. Ren#, S. C. Wei#, C. J. Sun and C. Zhong*, Natural and Bio-inspired Underwater Adhesives: Current Progress and New Perspectives. APL Materials 5, 116102 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.49857564. (Invited review)
3. C. Zhong*, T. K. Lu et al. Strong underwater adhesives made by self-assembling multi-protein nanofibres. Nature Nanotechnology 2014, 10, 858-866. (Highlighted in MIT News, the Scientist, Science Daily, Materials Today, MRS website and others).
4. C. Zhong*, Y. X. Deng, A. Kapetanovic, M. Rolandi, A polysaccharide bioprotonic field-effect transistor. Nature Communications 2011, 2, 476. (Highlighted by MIT Tech Review, IEEE Spectrum, MRS website and others).
5. C. Zhong*, A.Kapetanovic, Y. X. Deng, M. Rolandi, A chitin nanofiber ink for airbrushing, replica molding and microcontact printing of self-assembled macro-, micro- and nanostructures. Advanced Materials 2011, 23, 4776-4781. (Inside cover feature).
6. A. Chen, C. Zhong, T. K. Lu. Engineering living functional Materials, ACS Synthetic Biology 2015, 4, 8-11. (Perspective paper)