Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate

ShanghaiTech University

Shanghai, China

The Zuo Lab at the School of Physical Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate.

A postdoctoral position is available for a highly motivated candidate with PhD degree in organic chemistry or related field. Our research focuses on the development of sustainable photocatalytic systems for the selective activation and functionalization of energy-related small molecules such as methane and carbon dioxide. Our laboratory pioneers cerium photocatalysis, and takes advantage of state of the art automated analytic techniques and automated high throughput synthetic platform. For more details, check our website:

This is a full-time appointment on a twelve-month service basis covered by school funding. This appointment is limited to a maximum of four years. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will adhere to current guidelines. The successful candidate will participate actively in the execution of research projects and ensure smooth functioning of the lab’s day to day activities.

Job Responsibilities

Design and conduct independent research

Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of automated high throughput synthetic platform

Participate in manuscript and grant writing

Participate in scientific seminars/presentations

Build a publication record

Minimum Qualifications

A recent PhD in organic chemistry or related field

Attention to detail and multi-tasking are crucial for success in this role

Interested candidates should send a CV, names and contact address of three references and statement of research interest to Zhiwei Zuo, email:


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Postdoctoral Research Associate