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Post Doc Positions in Prof. Dong Meng Group at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Position of postdoctoral researchers are available in Dr. Dong Meng's laboratory in School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China.

University Introduction

Founded in 1896, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is located in the international metropolis of Shanghai, standing as a world-renowned leading institution. It is a member of the C9 League in China, a group of leading higher education institutions which are often likened to the US Ivy League or the UK’s Russell Group. SJTU is consistently ranked among the world's top 50 universities in various university rankings, reflecting its global influence and competitiveness in higher education. The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is famous for its outstanding education and research achievements in chemistry and chemical engineering, with chemistry listed top 1‰ of ESI and ranked top 50 by QS. The school brings together a world-class faculty and state-of-the-art research facilities, has established extensive collaborations with renowned universities and research institutions worldwide, providing students and researchers with opportunities to be exposed to the most advanced educational research environment.

Research Direction

Our laboratory has strong interest in conducting comprehensive studies in the interdisciplinary fields of synthetic organic chemistry, materials chemistry, biochemistry, and energy chemistry. Leveraging the principles of synthetic chemistry and guided by material functionality, our focus is on the meticulous design and control of molecular structures and their assemblies, striving for groundbreaking advancements from "0 to 1" in the application of organic functional materials in burgeoning new energy and biomedicine fields.

Our group is dedicated to the development of new organic functional materials, using "π" as the main thread and "sunlight" as the medium, exploring the potential of organic functional molecules and their assembled structures in the conversion of light source into electrical energy, thermal energy, and chemical energy, aiming to fabricate high-efficient new energy materials for organic photocatalysis and to establish innovative molecular platforms for light-controlled drug delivery.

Team Introduction

Dr. Dong Meng joined the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in July 2023 as the group leader (PI), associate professor, and doctoral supervisor. He received PhD degree in the Institute of Chemistry at Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. From 2017 to 2023, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was awarded with Fellow of International Association of Advanced Materials, IAAM Young Scientist Award, Vebleo Fellow Jr. and Chinese Dean of Science Institute Award. His research interests specialize in designing and synthesizing organic functional materials, especially focusing on the construction of new π-functional molecular systems and their applications in photoelectric conversion. To date, he has published over 50 papers in high-impact journals including J. Am. Chem. Soc., PNAS., Adv. Mater. etc., with over 5000 citations and an h-index of 29.

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Required Qualifications:

1) Recent or expected graduates with a PhD degree in chemistry, materials, energy, or a closely related field.

2) Have published high quality academic papers as the first author in SCI journals.

3) Proven ability to work independently within a research lab as well as willingness to work in a team.

4) Good communication, presentation and writing skills in English.



1) Strong experience in organic synthesis, polymer synthesis chemistry

2) Background in topological structure synthesis and optoelectronic devices

3) Experience in photocatalytic hydrogen evolution and carbon dioxide reduction


Position Remuneration:

1) Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications based on Shanghai Jiao Tong University regulations, about 300,000 RMB per year.

2) Each successful applicant is encouraged to apply for talent grant such as the Shanghai “Super Postdoc” Incentive Plan and the National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents.

3) ALL successful applicants will participate in social insurance and housing accumulation fund in accordance with relevant regulations. SJTU also provide other benefits, such as registered permanent residence in Shanghai, health insurance, apartments for short-term use, and children’s admissions to SJTU-affiliated schools. For details, please refer to:

4) The school provides exclusive promotion channels for outstanding post-doctoral fellows: Those who meet the school’s application requirements are encouraged and supported to apply for a formal academic appointment.


Application Materials

1) A cover letter and CV with brief description of research experience  

2) A list of your representative works

3) Contact information for 2-3 references

4) Other materials that can demonstrate research capabilities

Please send the above documents to Dr. Dong Meng: with the subject line of "Postdoctoral Application + Your Name". All applications will be reviewed, and qualified candidates will be contacted promptly, and an interview will be arranged.

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