Positions for the postgraduate students (MPhil or PhD), research assistants and postdoctoral fellows in Organometallic Chemistry or Machine Learning


For the position of postgraduate students (MPhil or PhD), 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) or machine learning are encouraged to apply.

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 210,000 to 350,000 per year according to the applicant's background 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, 3, 926-938. 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.

4. Probing the Origin of Higher Efficiency of Terphenyl Phosphine over the Biaryl Framework in Pd-catalyzed C-N Coupling: A Combined DFT and Machine Learning Study. Qingfu Ye, Yu Zhao, Jun Zhu*Artif. Intell. Chem. 2023, 1, 100005. DOI: 10.1016/j.aichem.2023.100005.

For more details, please check the group website at http://junzhu.chem8.org/publications