Post-doc position in Wenjie Dou Lab, School of Science

Category: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: SS

Location: Yunqi, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

Introduction of The Lab/ Research Field

In Dou group, we are interested in electron and energy flow through complex molecular systems. We develop excited-state (stochastic) electronic structure theory (many-body perturbation theory, e.g. GW, Bethe-Salpeter equation) and nonadiabatic (quantum) dynamics (beyond Born-Oppenheimer approximation, e.g. surface hopping, electronic friction) to describe electron transfer, energy relaxation, exciton recombination, light-matter interactions, and coherence control in complex chemical systems, e.g. inside an optical cavity, within nanomaterials, and at molecule-metal interfaces.

PI: Wenjie Dou earned a B.S. in physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2013 and a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. His Ph.D. work focused on modeling nonadiabatic dynamics near surfaces. From 2018, He is a postdoc at UC Berkeley working on stochastic implementation of electronic structure theory for excited states. He started his independent career as an assistant professor at Westlake in Jan. 2021.

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Job Description

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow (2-3)


1) Postdoc candidates are expected to have at least one of the following specialties:

electronic structure theory; quantum dynamics; molecular dynamics; quantum computing chemistry; machine learning in chemistry

2) We give special consideration for those who have strong analytical and numerical techniques in theoretical and computational chemistry

Other requirements:

Have obtained or about to obtain a Ph.D. degree, aged under 35.

Compensation and Benefits

The research team offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. Applications for relevant projects and programs will be encouraged and supported.

For post-doc(s) who selected for China Postdoctoral Science Foundation or Advanced Programs of Zhejiang Province will be entitled to receive the same amount funds from the Hangzhou government.

For post-doc(s) who full-time work in Hangzhou after completing their post-doc research will be eligible for applying allowance of 400,000RMB from the Hangzhou government.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following documents in English as PDF files to, and indicate the Post-doc application in the email subject.

1) CV

2)  2 reference letters

3)  Doctoral Degree Certificate