Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), Wei Wang Lab (active matter)

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Position ID:HITShenzhen-Wei Wang Lab (active matter)-POSTDOC [#26699]
Position Title: Active matter: experiments and theories
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, Field Theory, Interdisciplinary Physics, Machine Learning, Nonlinear and Complex Systems, optics, Soft Matter, Statistical physics, Theoretical Soft Matter Physics
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/11/22)
Position Description:    

Several postdoctoral positions are available in the research group of Wei Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China. Group website: http://weiwang-hitsz.weebly.com/.


Join us on exploring active matter, self-propelled agents that exhibit collective behaviors. Our lab is particularly interested in active colloids, which are synthetic colloidal particles that self-propel in liquid. We are particularly interested in their collective behaviors, including swarming, active turbulence, clustering, and phase separation. We are looking for postdoctoral researchers who can either design/conduct soft matter (colloid) experiments that lead to paradigm-shifting discoveries, or develop theories or models that help understand/predict experiments. The possibility of using machine learning/deep learning to explore/understand active matter is also greatly encouraged.


For experimentalists, previous experience in soft matter physics, colloid chemistry, optics, microfabrication, and/or microfluidics is preferred.

For theorists, previous experience in soft matter theories, phase transitions, dynamical/complex systems, field theories and machine learning/deep learning is preferred.


The starting date is flexible and the position will remain open until filled. The position is for two years, with the possibility of extension.

A minimum annual salary of ~45,000 USD (before tax) is offered, and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Income tax is low. Cost of living in Shenzhen: https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/in/Shenzhen. Affordable housing near the campus is available.

Note: our university requires any postdoc candidate to be younger than 35 years old, and to have graduated with a PhD within the past three yeras.


This position is located in the city of Shenzhen, China (bordering Hong Kong). Shenzhen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhen) is a tier-1 city in China, and one of her most international cities with many international residents. The ability to speak Chinese is not required.

HIT(Shenzhen) has ~1000 faculties and ~10,000 students, and is located in a quiet corner of the city, but easily accessible by public transportation. It is part of the university city of Shenzhen, which is home to a vibrant international community.

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G908 HIT campus, Xili University Town of Shenzhen,
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518055