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

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Position ID:HITShenzhen-Wei Wang Lab (active matter)-POSTDOC1 [#27193]
Position Title: Experimental Active Colloids
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055, China [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Chemical Engineering / Colloids
Chemistry / Colloids
Physics / Soft Matter
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2024/02/20)
Position Description:    

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Postdoc position available at the reserach lab of Prof. Wei Wang at Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China. 

Group website: http://weiwang-hitsz.weebly.com/. ;

Research projects: Active colloids in complex environments-experiments
Active colloids are colloidal particles that self-propel in liquid. They are useful as prototypical nanorobots for biomedical and environmental applications. On a fundamental level, there is strong interest in using active colloids to understand active matter that show collective behaviors in nature. 
For more information on active colloids, see:
  • Chen, X., Zhou, C., Wang, W.*, Colloidal Motors 101: A Beginner's Guide to Colloidal Motor Research, Chem. Asia J., 2019, 14, 2388-2405
  • Wei Wang*, Xianglong Lv, Jeffrey L. Moran, Shifang Duan and Chao Zhou, A practical guide to active colloids: choosing synthetic model systems for soft matter physics research, Soft Matter, 2020,16, 3846-3868 
This project examines the dynamics of individual and collections of active colloids in complex environments, including obstacles, gradients and flows. The goal is to understand how these environments affect the dynamics of active colloids, and explore any possible two-way coupling between the environment and colloidal dynamics. Finally, this project aims to develop innovative strategies to control active colloids in complex environments.

Job details:
  • Ideal candidates should have solid background in colloidal experiments, and familiar with optical microscopy. Previous experience with microfluidics, structured light, nanofabrication, or 3D nanoprinting is recommended but not mandatory. 
  • The starting date is flexible and the position will remain open until filled. The position is for two years, with the possibility of 1 year 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. 
  • Per university requirement, candidates must be younger than 35 years old, and must have graduated with a PhD within the past three yeras.

About HIT(Shenzhen): 
  • Shenzhen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhen) is a tier-1 city in China that borders Hong Kong, and one of her most international cities with many international residents. 
  • The ability to speak Chinese is not required. 
  • HIT(Shenzhen) is a campus of the HIT family, a top 10 university in China.  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 town of Shenzhen, which is home to a vibrant international community. In and around the same university town there is Peking University (Shenzhen), Tsinghua University (Shenzhen), CAS SIAT, Sustech and Shenzhen University.
  • Halal and vegetarian food options are available.

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Further Info:
email address
G908 HIT campus, Xili University Town of Shenzhen,
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, 518055