Postdoctoral Fellowship, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

New York University Shanghai

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Sep 17, 2021


NYU Shanghai welcomes applications for postdoctoral fellowships in the research group of Prof. Xiang Sun. The selected individual will play a leading role in developing and applying new computational methods for chemical dynamics in condensed phase and simulation of ultrafast nonlinear spectroscopies. Specifically, photo-induced charge and energy transfer dynamics as well as structural dynamics of light-harvesting systems such as organic photovoltaic and luminescent molecules in liquid solutions and interfaces will be investigated. Classical molecular dynamics, mixed quantum-classical, semiclassical, and path integral approaches will be developed for such systems. Novel dynamical methods will be applied to nonlinear spectroscopies to help reveal important molecular information behind them. More details can be found at

Research at NYU Shanghai is supported by the NYU-ECNU Center for Computational Chemistry, a research institute operated jointly by NYU, NYU Shanghai, and East China Normal University (ECNU). The center has a core group of faculty members who are conducting frontier research in various fields of computational chemistry, biology, and material sciences. The postdoc fellow will be also affiliated with the center. More details can be found at

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  • Ph.D. (or expected) in chemistry, physics, or related fields
  • Experience with molecular dynamics simulations and quantum chemistry calculations
  • Experience with developing dynamics codes in C/C++, Fortran, or Python
  • Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking in English)

Application Instructions

The fellowship position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. The term is for one year initially with possibility of extension. Benefits and salary are competitive. To be considered, applicants should prepare: (1) a cover letter with a brief description of research accomplishments and interests; (2) a curriculum vitae with a list of publication; (3) contact information for three references. Please send these directly by email to Prof. Xiang Sun at

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by fourteen additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.


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