Positions for the postgraduate students (MPhil or PhD), research assistants and postdoctoral fellows


Positions of the postgraduate (PG) students (for a MPhil or PhD degree), postdoctoral fellow and research assistant are available in the group.

For the position of postgraduate students, please submit the application at http://gs.cuhk.edu.cn. The highly motivated applicants with a strong desire in organometallic chemistry (aromaticity and dinitrogen activation) are encouraged to apply. The deadline for the position of PG students in 2023 Fall is May 31. The applicants for 2024 Fall are encouraged to attend the Summer Camp at https://sse.cuhk.edu.cn/article/1273.

For a postdoctoral position in the Zhu group, please send a CV with a photo and a brief research proposal via email (jun.zhu@cuhk.edu.cn). The applicants are expected to have a strong background in organometallic chemistry or artificial intelligence chemistry. Two letters of recommendation will be required when needed. For the details, please contact Prof. Jun Zhu. Salary ranging from RMB 250,000 to 350,000 per year will be comparable to international standards, commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Appointments will be made under the establishment of CUHK-Shenzhen, and employee benefits will be provided according to the relevant labor laws of Mainland China as well as CUHK-Shenzhen regulations.

Below are the recent representative publications in the group.

1. The Application of Aromaticity and Antiaromaticity to Reaction Mechanisms. Qin Zhu, Shuwen Chen, Dandan Chen, Lu Lin, Kui Xiao, Liang Zhao, Miquel Sola, Jun Zhu*, Fundam. Res. 2023, DOI: 10.1016/j.fmre.2023.04.004.

2. Dual Aromaticity in Both the T0 and S1 States: Osmapyridinium with Phosphonium Substituents. Ting Shen, Dandan Chen, Lu Lin, and Jun Zhu*, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 5720-5727. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b11564.

3. Unconventional Aromaticity in Organometallics: The Power of Transition Metals. Dandan Chen, Qiong Xie, and Jun Zhu*, Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 1449-1460. DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.9b00092.