The iHuman Institute at ShanghaiTech University was established to understand human cell signaling at a level beyond what is achievable today. The institute encourages interdisciplinary research combining chemistry, biology, imaging, and structural biology of the cellular components involved in signal trandsduction. Academic basic science and applied industry research is integrated, providing researchers with unique opportunities. The Institute is recruiting 2 regular tenured and/or tenure-track faculty in the areas of computer-aided drug design (CADD) and whole cell modeling.
Junior level position applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry or chemical biology, as well as 3+ years postdoctoral experience or 3+ years industrial experience. Senior position applicants are expected be leading scientists in their research area. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an independent, internationally recognized research program and to hire and supervise postgraduate, graduate and undergraduate students. Each group is encouraged to recruit up to 10 members and be highly collaborative with other laboratories in different disciplines. A strong core infrastructure has been established within the institute to serve the faculty needs. All financial support is provided by the institute. Importantly, grant writing is not required, particularly for junior faculty members so they can focus on creative research and mentoring of their first students.