2 Postdoctoral Fellows in Microbiology and Marine Geotechnical Engineering

 

About the lab

Dr. Wang Yuze, PI of the research group, is currently an assistant professor and Ph.D supervisor at the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology. Dr. Wang Yuze obtained her Ph.D. in engineering in the University of Cambridge in 2019 under supervision of Prof. Kenichi Soga, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. During 2019 and 2020, Dr. Wang worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Durham University.

Dr. Wang’s current research interests are seabed stabilization, marine bio-geotechnics, marine energy geotechnics, and marine geotechnics from micro to macro. She has been doing significant research on theory of reactive fluid transport behavior in porous medium, the use of Microbial-Induced Carbonate Precipitation or biopolymers for soil stabilization. In recent years, Dr Wang has published more than 10 high-quality journal/top conference papers journals, such as Geotechnique,JGGE,Engineering Geology, Geotextiles and Geomembranes and conference preceedings, such as ISCMGE and ICEG. She regularly serves as reviewer for several top journals including JGGE and ES&T, etc.

Dr. Wang Yuze's research group focuses on marine geotechnical engineering from micro to macro. At the micro level, the group mainly focuses on the use of microfluidic chips, X-ray computed tomography, environmental scanning electron microscope and other advanced chemical, biomedical media and imaging techniques scale microbial mineralization, gas production and membrane biochemical reaction process and multi-phase reaction flow microscopic migration mechanism, and developing marine rock and new soil reinforcement technologies related to seabed improvement and oil and gas extraction through lab unit model tests and numerical simulations. The research group, explored the frontier issues related to biochemical reaction processes in marine geotechnical engineering and other fields at the microscale. At the macroscale, new methods are to proposed for the stabilization of seabed and oil/gas exploitation through lab unit model tests and numerical simulations.

 

Position overview

Job Title: Postdoctoral

Annual salary: RMB 335,000

Work location: Shenzhen

Main research directions: microbiology and marine geotechnical engineering

Affiliation: Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology

Number of positions: 2

Application deadline: until fulfilled

 

Position 1

Job requirements

  1. Applicants who have or are about to graduate with a Ph.D degree, have a background in microbiology, biochemistry, environmental chemistry or environmental geotechnical research, and those who have scientific research experience related to microbial culture and biochemical experiments are preferred;
  2. Strong scientific research and innovation ability, can independently carry out high-level research work, has published no less than 1 SCI paper as the first author or corresponding author in related fields, and those who have published high-quality papers are preferred;
  3. Good writing skills in English scientific papers and project applications, good English listening and speaking skills, and those who can use English to guide international students are preferred;
  4. Honest, hard-working and team-cooperative.

Specific research topics include

  1. Marine microorganism cultivation and activity testing;
  2. Explore the biochemical process and mechanism of microbial mineralization, gas production or film production in porous media;
  3. Study the microbial metallogenic gas production and the interaction between the film production and variable porous media by X-ray computed tomography;
  4. Propose a marine biochemical reaction process that is applicable to the modification of marine soils and oil and gas extraction technology.

 

Position 2

Job requirements

  1. Applicants who have or are about to graduate with a Ph.D., have a research background in the fields of geotechnical engineering, petroleum engineering, geological engineering or mechanics. Those who have lab test design or relevant scientific research experience in numerical simulation are preferred;
  2. Strong scientific research and innovation ability, can independently carry out high-level research work, has published no less than 1 SCI paper as the first author or corresponding author in related fields, and those who have published high-quality papers are preferred;
  3. Good writing skills in English scientific papers and project applications, good English listening and speaking skills, and those who can use English to guide international students are preferred;
  4. Honest, hard-working and team-cooperative.

Specific research topics include

  1. Lab model device design;
  2. Lab model tests to study the interaction between microbial chemical processes and soil porous media;
  3. Study the improvement of seabed soil strength, stiffness and seismic performance through mechanical tests and other microbial chemical techniques;
  4. Study the mechanism of microbial chemical technology through numerical simulation to improve the performance of marine engineering soil and the related performance evaluation of the technology used in actual engineering.

 

Remarks: Research may include but is not limited to the above research topics. The research group welcomes and supports any scientific and reasonable research topic related to the research direction of the group.

 

Salary and benefits

Salary and employment period

The post-doctoral employment period is two years, with an annual salary of about 335,000 yuan, including a subsidy of 150,000 yuan (before tax) from Guangdong Province and 60,000 yuan (after tax) from Shenzhen, and social insurance and housing provident fund in accordance with the relevant regulations of Shenzhen. The post-doctoral welfare fee shall be paid according to the standards of the university. Specially outstanding people can apply for the principal's outstanding postdoctoral fellow, with an annual salary of up to 415,000 yuan (Including Guangdong and Shenzhen subsidies). The research team provides excellent working environment, domestic and international cooperation and exchange opportunities. Post-doctors can apply for a total of 25,000-yuan academic exchange funding during the two years.

Other benefits

  1. According to the post-doctoral research achievements, you can obtain the corresponding scientific research performance rewards of research group
  2. The research team provides sufficient scientific research support and assists the postdoctoral as the principle investigator to apply for the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and scientific research projects at all levels in Guangdong and Shenzhen.
  3. The research team can assist qualified post-doctorals to apply for the "Overseas Young Postdoctoral Introduction Project in Guangdong Province". That is to obtain a doctorate degree in the top 200 universities in the world (excluding mainland China, the rankings of the previous year's Thames, USNEWS, QS and Shanghai Jiaotong University's World University Rankings), and engage in post-doctoral research in post-doctoral stations in Guangdong Province, and promised to be a post-doctoral for more than 2 years in the station. After successful application, the provincial finance will give each post-doctoral subsidy of 600,000 yuan for living subsidies. Please notice that the living subsidy from provincial finance conflict with Guangdong post-doctoral living subsidy. The regulations of Shenzhen shall prevail. The provincial finance will provide a housing subsidy of 400,000 yuan per person to those who obtain the project funding, sign a work agreement or labor contract with the employer in Guangdong Province, and promise to work in Guangdong for more than 3 years after completing the 2-year Postdoctoral experience.
  4. Post-doctors who choose to stay in Shenzhen for scientific research work and sign an employment contract with enterprises and institutions in Shenzhen for more than three years can apply for post-doctoral research funding. The Shenzhen Municipal Government grants 300,000 yuan per person for research start-up funding.
  5. For Postdoctoral who have settled in Shenzhen, they can apply for a one-time rent and living allowance of 30,000 yuan from Shenzhen (tax-free, independent online application).
  6. According to the conditions that they meet, they can apply for "Shenzhen Peacock Program Class C Talents" or "Shenzhen Reserve Talents" after staying in or leaving the postdoctoral fellowship in Shenzhen and gain an incentive allowance (tax-free) of 1.6 million for 5 years.
  7. For outstanding postdoctoral fellows, we will actively recommend and assist them to apply for the position of research assistant professor of Southern University of Science and Technology after completing the postdoctoral experience.

 

To apply

Interested cadidate may send his/her resume, research plan, representative works (papers, patents, awards, etc.), tentative arrival time, and the contact of 3 referrers to Ms. Chen Xinyun (chenxy33@mail.sustech.edu.cn) with title "Postdoc Application-Your Name Here", and cc Dr. Wang Yuze (wangyz@sustech.edu.cn).

 

Application process

Applicants who pass the preliminary review will be invited to the video or on-site interviews. The materials for interview will be notified separately.

 

Contact information

Contact: Chen Xinyun

Telephone: 0755-88015259

Mailbox: chenxy33@mail.sustech.edu.cn

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