Research Assistant Professor Position in Dou Lab, School of Science
Research Assistant Professor Position in Dou Lab, School of Science

Category: Research Team

Department: SS

Location: Yungu, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

1.Introduction about the Lab

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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2.Job Openings

1) Position:Research assistant professor

2) Job Responsibilities

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.

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

3) Job Requirements

Have obtained or about to obtain a Ph.D. degree. Postdoc experience are expected but not required.

3.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.

4.How to apply

Please send your CV and related supporting materials as a pdf file to:, and indicate “Research Assistant Position+ name” in the subject line.