Postdoc position in the Ye Lab, School of Science

Category: Postdoctoral Fellow

Department: SS

Location: Yungu, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time


Introduction of the Lab/ Research Field

By bridging chemistry and biology, the Ye lab will develop novel biocatalytic strategies to tackle challenges in organic synthesis and other areas. We are particularly interested in: 1) unlocking new-to-nature reactivity of enzymes with the merger of photocatalysis, electrosynthetic chemistry, and transition-metal catalysis; 2) developing new biomimetic small-molecule catalysts by exploiting intriguing enzymatic mechanisms; 3) developing novel biosensors using enzymes’ non-native reactivities.

Advisor: Dr. Yuxuan Ye was born in 1991 in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University, where he did his undergraduate research with Prof. Jianbo Wang. During his undergraduate studies, he also carried out summer research at the University of California, Los Angeles with Prof. Neil Garg. Dr. Ye received his Ph.D. degree in Organic Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the guidance of Prof. Stephen Buchwald. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Todd Hyster at Princeton University and Cornell University. Dr. Ye is currently an assistant professor at Westlake University since September 2022. His research interests focus on the development of novel biocatalytic methods for organic synthesis and other applications.


Job Description

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow (2)

Requirements:

1) Organic chemistry major: Sophisticated in organic synthesis. Experience in asymmetric synthesis is preferred.

2) Biochemistry, or Biocatalysis major: Sophisticated in molecular biology techniques. Experience in enzyme expression, purification, and crystallization is preferred.

Other requirements:

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

Having published or about to publish first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals.


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.

Postdoc(s) selected for China Postdoctoral Science Foundation or Zhejiang Province Selected Funding for Postdoctoral Research Projects will be entitled to further receive a supporting fund of the same amount from the Hangzhou municipal government.

Postdoc(s) who work in Hangzhou on a full-time basis after completing their postdoctoral research will be eligible for applying an allowance of 400,000RMB from the Hangzhou municipal government.


How to Apply

To apply, please send the CV in PDF format to yeyuxuan@westlake.edu.cn, and indicate “Postdoc Application” in the email subject.