Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Enzymology and Synthetic Biology
Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology

Lab introduction:

The Laboratory of Molecular Enzymology and Synthetic Biology is affiliated with the State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, SJTU. The research team is composed of Professor Feng Yan (team leader, chief scientist of 973 project, executive vice president of School of Life and Biotechnology, deputy director of the State Key Laboratory), researchers Yang Guangyu, Cui Li, as well as associate researchers Zhang Yong and Liu Qian. The laboratory has been engaged in the research of enzyme molecular evolution engineering and synthetic biology for a long time. It has achieved substantial achievements in the fields of enzyme structure-function relationship analysis, new enzyme molecular design, construction and optimization of multi enzyme reaction pathway. In order to improve the selectivity, catalytic efficiency and environmental adaptability of enzymes to non-natural substrates, the molecular design and directed evolution of key enzymes research are carried out to meet the practical application requirements, and then an efficient method for enzyme evolution and artificial synthesis is developed. The laboratory has undertaken several national, provincial and ministerial major projects, such as national 973 program, 863 program, NSFC key program, and key program of the Ministry of Science and Technology. Team members have published papers in Chem Rev., Nature Commun., Angew. Chem., JACS, Metab Eng, ACS Synth. Biol., and other famous international journal.

Research directions:

1. Molecular diagnosis;

2. Gene editing;

3. Protein engineering;

4. Synthetic biology of microbial drugs


1. Has obtained a doctor's degree within the past 3 years, aged under 35, in good health;

2. The ability to engage in scientific research independently and publish high-level papers as first author;

3. Love scientific research, have innovation and team work spirit, have good writing and communication skills in both Chinese and English,

4. meet the requirements of SJTU regulations on postdoctoral management.


1. Enjoy 5 social insurances and 1 housing fund as well as other benefits stipulated by the school.

2. The annual salary system is implemented for postdoctoral students. The annual salary of full-time postdoctoral is 250,000 yuan, and the performance reward will be paid separately according to candidate’s personal background and work progress.

3. The research group will provide sufficient research funds and assist post-doctors in applying for various research funds or incentive funds, such as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, China Postdoctoral Science Fund, etc.

4. Those who complete the 3-year work and obtained excellent scientific research achievements can directly participate in the application for teaching post after outbound.

How to apply

Send the application letter (including resume, education and work background, main research work content, representative thesis, awards, etc., 2 letters of recommendation and contact information of the recommender) to the relevant contact email. (Email subject: postdoctoral application + name".)

Contact: Prof. Liu


Tel: 021-34207248

Division of Human Resources, SJTU

Publication Date: 2020/5/6


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