The NYU Shanghai Student Research Program in Molecular Science (SRPMS) is open for application. This program is designed to foster entry into chemistry and biology research-centered careers for highly motivated graduates or undergraduates with a strong interest in chemistry, biology, or related scientific disciplines. The primary goal of this program is to extend NYU Shanghai's research opportunities to non-NYU Shanghai students and to diversify the scientific workforce in the field of Molecular Science.   

Students apply for positions in a 3 to 6 months program with flexible starting dates.  During the program, the students will have the opportunity to actively participate in research projects under the mentorship of a professor who is active at the forefront of his or her field of chemistry and biology. 
We match students to faculty primarily on the basis of their background preparation and areas of interest. They work either directly with faculty or with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students as appropriate. Each student conducts a research project under the direction of his or her mentor. 

At the end of the program, a one-page report summarizing the outcomes of the program is required.

Financial support will be provided for eligible students for the duration of the program.




  • Applicants must be at graduate (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) or undergraduate level and have strong academic records with courses in chemistry, or biology, or related disciplines
  • Applicants must be fluent in English



Applicants are required to state their areas of interest in a personal statement. Below is a list of faculty interested in recruiting students in their labs:

  • Gang Fang (research area: computational biology, genomics)
  • William Glover (research area: computational chemistry, photochemistry/physics)
  • Jungseog Kang (research area: cancer cell biology, HC image analysis)
  • Xiang Sun (research area: theoretical chemistry, quantum dynamics)
  • John Zhang (research area: computational chemistry, protein interactions)

* in alphabetical order of the last names


Successful applicants will receive scholarship that covers travel cost, and also a monthly stipend to cover their living cost in Shanghai for the duration of the program.