Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Postdoc position Scientific Programmer Cheminformatic in Berlin/Germany

The Leibniz-Institut fuer Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) seeks a Scientific Programmer
for the technology platform of chemical biology, funded by the Max-Delbrueck Centre fuer
Molekulare Medizin (MDC).

-  Development of problem-orientated algorithm in cooperation with 
   experimentally working groups;
-  implementation of the algorithms and design of data structures and 
   interfaces;
-  Use of the new routines in connection with experimental work
-  maintenance and documentation of the object and data models.

Qualification:

The candidate should meet the following prerequites:
-  A degree in computer science or a related field or equivalent experience, 
   preferably completed PhD
-  Development and project experience with object-oriented programming
   languages
-  Sound knowledge in C + + / Java, including JDBC, Java Beans,
   Java Servlets (Apache Tomcat)
-  Knowledge in Cheminformatic API desirable (jchem, marvin, CDK etc)
-  Knowledge of scripting languages (Perl, PHP, Python, etc)
-  Database experience desirable, solid SQL skills (experience in installation 
   and maintenance of large databases (MySQL, Oracle, DB2 etc)
-  Knowledge of XML, XSLT / XPath, and related technologies
-  Willingness and ability to work in a Linux based environment, Windows (client platform)
-  Willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation
-  Good knowledge of English and German

From a personal point of view we expect:
-  Principal interest in chemistry and bioinformatics
-  Strong analytical skills and structured work

 
To apply, e-mail your CV and list of publications to Dr. Bernd Rupp
(e-mail: rupp@fmp-berlin.de)along with the names of at least three 
references and in your cover letter highlight how you will fit into and 
complement the on-going research in our lab.

Postdoctoral Vacancy in Computational Biophysics / Biochemistry at Uppsala University

Postdoctoral vacancy in computational biochemistry/biophysics in the 
Kamerlin lab at Uppsala University. The focus of our research is on evolutionary based protein 
redesign, using in silico approaches to navigate sequence space. The position is available from 
early January (or as soon as possible thereafter), and we are looking for exceptionally driven and 
talented researchers to join us to work in this highly competitive research area.

Further information about the vacancy can be found here:

http://xray.bmc.uu.se/kamerlin/?page=Vacancies

To apply, send a CV, publications list, brief overview of research interests and contact details to 
three people who can provide letters of recommendation to Lynn Kamerlin, kamerlin@icm.uu.se.

Postdoc in theoretical chemistry at Iowa State University

Prof. Xueyu Song is looking for a Postdoctoral
Fellow with strong theoretical and/or computational background in chemistry or physics, starting
from January 2012.  The position is initially for one year and
may be renewed for additional years depending upon the performance and
funding. Salary is commensurate with experience in the range of $35-40k/yr.

The candidate should have a Ph.D in chemistry or physics with a 
strong background in statistical mechanics or related
fields. Practical knowledge in simulations with experiences in FORTRAN or C programing
are required. 

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae and names of at least two reference persons to 
Dr. Song at xsong@iastate.edu.

Screening of applicants will begin as soon as possible. Applications will
be accepted until the position is filled. Iowa State University is an
equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer.

Scientist, Computational Chemistry

Dart NeuroScience LLC (DNS) is a privately held Delaware Limited Liability 
Company with facilities in San Diego CA.  DNS will discover new technologies 
and develop new therapies to help maintain cognitive vitality throughout 
life.  DNSs Scientific Computing Department focuses on (i) development of 
novel bioinformatic tools to facilitate gene discovery, (ii) development of 
novel software tools to facilitate drug discovery, (iii) computational 
chemistry project support, structure-based drug design, combinatorial 
chemistry and statistical modeling, (iii) information systems and 
automation and (iv) general IT infrastructure to support scientific 
research and company administration.

The successful candidate will have broad knowledge and experience applying 
computational chemistry to solve complex scientific problems.  S/he will 
support small-molecule design teams from early screening through lead 
optimization using computational chemistry. The candidate will work with 
the Methods (software), Information Management and Bioinformatics groups 
within the Scientific Computing Department to develop novel tools to 
facilitate small-molecule design.   A solid understanding of 
structure-based and ligand-based drug design is required.  The successful 
candidate will be expected to make individual contributions to drug 
discovery projects and enhance the composition of the DNS compound 
collection through computer-aided design.

Requirements:

- Ph.D. with 3+ years experience (or M.S with 8+) in computer-aided design, 
preferably in the pharmaceutical industry. CNS experience is preferred, 
but not required.

- Extensive experience with structure-based methods such as docking, 
molecular mechanics and homology modeling AND/OR ligand-based methods 
such as pharmacophores and QSAR are preferred.  Knowledge of statistical 
modeling methods and experience using the ChemAxon and OpenEye chemistry 
toolkits and Schrdinger Software would be a plus.  

- Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate 
with medicinal chemistry, informatics, bioinformatics and software 
developers are a must.

- DNS offers competitive salaries and a great benefits package including 
incentive bonuses, healthcare, vision, dental, long-term disability, 
life insurance, flexible spending and a 401(k) retirement savings plan.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 
a brief summary of research experience and accomplishments, 
research interests and goals and list of publications using our 
online application: http://jobsco.re/sQD82F.

PDF files are strongly encouraged.

For more information please visit our web site at www.dartneuroscience.com.

Scientist, Cheminformatics

Dart NeuroScience LLC (DNS) is a privately held Delaware Limited Liability 
Company with its principal place of business in San Diego CA.  DNS will 
discover new technologies and develop new therapies to help maintain 
cognitive vitality throughout life.  DNSs Scientific Computing department 
focuses on (i) development of novel bioinformatic tools to facilitate gene 
discovery, (ii) development of novel software tools to facilitate drug 
discovery, (iii) computational chemistry project support, structure-based 
drug design, combinatorial chemistry and statistical modeling, 
(iii) information systems and automation and (iv) general IT infrastructure 
to support scientific research and company administration. We are seeking 
a new employee to work in information systems and automation.

The successful candidate will have a solid foundation in 
synthetic/medicinal chemistry, and an interest in applying that 
knowledge to the construction and support of informatics systems that 
assist chemists in their work. S/he will provide direct support to 
chemists in using commercial or in-house tools for chemistry data 
deposition, retrieval, and knowledge extraction. S/he will also 
participate in the design and implementation of new and upgraded 
informatics systems, and be responsible for testing these systems and 
training scientists to use them. S/he will configure commercial 
systems to integrate into DNS workflow, and may extend these systems 
via macros or scripts.
 
Requirements:

- M.S. or B.S. with 3 years experience, preferably in the pharmaceutical 
industry

- Solid understanding of synthetic/medicinal chemistry

- Experience with SQL and/or data pipelining tools (Pipeline Pilot or 
KNIME) is a plus, but not required

- Experience with ELNs, LIMS and/or content management systems is a plus

- Ability to learn new technologies and techniques quickly without 
formal training

- Good oral and written communication skills and the ability to 
communicate with and explain new concepts to bench scientists, 
other informatics scientists, and software developers

- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are essential
DNS offers competitive salaries and a great benefits package including 
incentive bonuses, healthcare, vision, dental, long-term disability, 
life insurance and a 401(k) retirement savings plan.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 
a brief summary of research experience and accomplishments, 
research interests and goals and list of publications via our 
online application: http://jobsco.re/tXDrT5.

PDF files are strongly encouraged.
 
For more information please visit our web site at www.dartneuroscience.com.

Computational Chemist at AstraZeneca Molndal, Sweden

The Computational Chemistry section within the Medicinal Chemistry 
department in the Cardio-vascular and Gastro-intestinal Innovative 
Medicines  unit (CVGI iMed) at AstraZeneca in Molndal, Sweden, is 
currently recruiting a computational chemist for a temporary 
assignment via our staffing partner Proffice.

This position offers the opportunity to use your expertise in 
computational chemistry in all phases of drug discovery projects. 
It is a challenging position in the interplay of different disciplines 
in a fast developing field. The role requires enthusiasm, flexibility, 
and the ability to interact in a multi-disciplinary team and to 
communicate effectively. We are looking for a Ph.D in science with 
experience in cheminformatics, small molecule modeling, ligand- 
and structure-based design. Industrial experience from a similar role
and/or a background in, e.g., organic chemistry, physical chemistry, 
biochemistry, pharmacy or computer programming is advantageous.
 
Please apply in English at 
http://www.proffice.se/lifescience/Sok-jobb/Just-nu-soker-vi/Jobb/Computational-Chemist-458024 
no later than 2011-12-12. We are continuously interviewing candidates 
since we are aiming at filling the position as soon as possible. 
 
For further information please contact Medina Sundstrom at Proffice, phone +46-733-434153 
or Jonas Bostrom (jonas.bostrom@astrazeneca.com).

Postdoc position Molecular Modeling/MD-Simulations in Berlin/Germany

Postdoctoral position in the field of  biomolecular simulations is available
at the Drug Design Group of the Leibniz-Institute of Molecular Pharmacology 
in Berlin, Germany.

The project objective is to understand basic mechanisms of antigen loading of
MHC class II molecules. Within this collaborative work the candidate is 
responsible for in silico simulations of antigen-MHC II interaction. 
The ideal candidate has relevant experience in Molecular Dynamics simulation 
of proteins using Gromacs and special applications like coarse grained and/or
replica exchange methods. The project is done in close cooperation with  
experimental partners. 

The two-years position is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). 
 
To apply, e-mail your CV and list of publications to Dr. Ronald Kuehne
(e-mail: kuehne@fmp-berlin.de)along with the names of at least three 
references and in your cover letter highlight how you will fit into and 
complement the on-going research in our lab.
 

To apply, e-mail your complete application to Dr. Ronald Kuehne 
e-mail: kuehne@fmp-berlin.de

PhD and Postdoc Positions in Computational Chemistry, NTU, Singapore

Graduate students:
A few PhD research scholarships (for Aug-2012 admission) are available in
our group at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The successful
candidate will use DFT, QM/MM, MD, docking simulation, or other
computational approaches to investigate the structure and reactivity of
metalloenzymes, catalysts, or drug targets. The applicant must hold a
bachelor's or master's degree, preferably in computational chemistry.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at
http://www.spms.ntu.edu.sg/CBC/Graduates/GradProgramOverview.html. 
Please also send CV directly to me via e-mail before applying online.
Having high TOEFL/GRE scores will be of great advantage to you in the
application. 

Postdocs:
The prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Post Doctoral Fellowship 2012 is now open for
application.
http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/Career/CurrentOpenings/ResearchOpenings/Pages/LKYPDF.aspx

Contact person:
Hajime Hirao (Assistant Professor)
Division of Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
SPMS-CBC-04-01, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371
Tel: (65) 6592-2644 GMT+8h, Fax: (65) 6791-1961
Email: hirao@ntu.edu.sg
Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/hiraoresearchgroup/

PhD/PostDoc/Assistant Professor positions in computational photochemistry/photophysics, Bologna University, Italy

"Structure and dynamics of biomolecules by two-dimensional ultraviolet
spectroscopy".

The work will be held at the Department of Chemistry "G. Ciamican" (www.ciam.unibo.it)
of Bologna University (www.unibo.it) in the group, and under the supervision,
of Prof. Marco Garavelli (www.unibo.it/docenti/marco.garavelli).

This is a 5 years project in computational photochemistry/photophysics/spectroscopy,
starting 1st March 2012, and involving the modeling of photoinduced events in DNA
and polipeptides/proteins (of biological/bio-medical interest) and the simulation of
the corresponding bi-dimensional UV spectroscopy for diagnostic purposes. Both
development and applications of computational tools/methods for delivering an
experimentally reliable analysis will be the target of these studies.

The project is part of a more general experimental/theoretical effort covered
by the ERC Adv Grant, involving a tight cooperation with the transient spectroscopy
group of Prof. Giulio Cerullo, at the Politecnico di Milano, that will perform
the experimental analysis. It will also involve collaborations with other theoretical
and experimental groups (e.g., Irvine University, California, USA).

PhD positions (3 years, 20 k/year gross salary) will formally start 1/1/2013,
but the selections will be finalized by September/October 2012. A background in
computational chemistry and/or photochemistry/photophysics and/or spectroscopy
is welcome. Interested candidates are already invited to send their CV and a
presentation letter to arrange an interview.

PostDoctoral positions (1 year renewable, with a negotiable salary proportional
to the experience, starting from ca. 25 k/year for a junior PostDoc) are now open,
first ones starting 1st March 2012. The ideal candidates are computational
photochemists/photophysicists, with a PhD (or equivalent experience) and a strong
background in excited state computations & related methods (applications and/or
method developments). However, candidates with a more biological-oriented profile
(preferentially in photoreceptors), and a strong experience with simulations, will
be also considered. Interested candidates are invited to send their CV, publications
list and a presentation letter to arrange an interview.

An Assistant Professor position (3+2 years position, from 50 k/year gross salary) is
now open up. The successful candidate will be an independent research team leader,
with at least 5 years research experience and a strong knowledge and background in
computational photochemistry/photophysics/spectroscopy, excited state computations,
(non-adiabatic) simulations and related methods. Autonomy and independence in decision
making and research is required. Interested candidates are invited to send their CV,
publications list and a presentation letter to arrange an interview.

Further inquires and application containing full CV and presentation letter can be
sent to: marco.garavelli@unibo.it

______________________________________
Prof. Marco Garavelli
Universita' degli Studi di Bologna
Dipartimento di Chimica "G. Ciamician"
Via Selmi, 2
I - 40126 Bologna, Italy
Phone (office): +39-051-2099476
Phone (lab): +39-051-2099495
Fax: +39-051-2099456
E-mail: marco.garavelli++unibo.it
______________________________________

Postdoctoral position in Computational Chemistry, LiU, Sweden

A postdoctoral position is available within the Division of Computational Physics at 
Linkoeping University, Sweden (http://www.ifm.liu.se/theomod/compphys).

The position involves research in the field of computational photochemistry, with particular focus
on quantum chemical and QM/MM studies of the mechanisms and ideal designs of synthetic
light-driven rotary molecular motors.

Candidates for the position should have a solid background in computational chemistry and 
experience of quantum chemical modeling of organic molecules in excited states, preferably
documented through relevant research articles in international journals. In addition, familiarity
with QM/MM methods would be advantageous. The appointee is expected to have the ability to
work both independently and in close collaboration with other researchers. A good command of
English is therefore essential.

The position, which carries a tax-free net salary of 20 000 SEK/month, is available immediately
and is initially for 1 year. Subject to satisfactory progress, prolongation of the position is both
desirable and possible.

The Division of Computational Physics at Linkoeping University offers a stimulating environment
for research, with scientists from all around the world working in a range of different areas, as 
described on the homepage cited above. The project in which the appointee will be working is
funded by a number of external sources and has ample access to high-performance computing
resources at the National Supercomputing Centre in Linkoeping (http://www.nsc.liu.se).  

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Bo Durbeej (bodur@ifm.liu.se) for further 
information. Please append your CV and list of publications to any inquiry.

Ph.D. Scholarship, Computational Biophysics, Australia

PhD Scholarship, $27,000 p.a. stipend.
Opportunity for an additional scholarship top-up Based in Melbourne, Australia

RMIT is a global university of technology and design, focused on creating
solutions that transform the future for the benefit of people and their
environments. The School of Applied Sciences is the top research school in
RMIT promoting a multidisciplinary approach that nurtures an innovative
research culture to deliver highly skilled and industry sought after
graduates.

In this research project, computer simulations of membranes and ion channel
proteins will be carried out on local and supercomputing facilities to
elucidate their functional mechanisms. This includes the application of
statistical mechanical and electrostatic principles to understand the
permeation of ions, as well as the activation of channel proteins. The aim
is to work with experimental collaborators, both locally and overseas, to
extend to problems involving the interactions of membranes and channels
with a range of biomolecules and peptides, with therapeutic applications
for a range of neurological and cardiovascular diseases.

The successful applicant will have a first class honours Bachelor degree in
Research, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Engineering and have carried out
an honours or master's research project in Biophysics, Physical Chemistry,
Chemical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Biology, Bioengineering,
Pharmacology or Nanotechnology. You will possess a strong desire to study
Biological problems using Physical and Chemical Methods and to make use of
extensive computer cluster and supercomputing facilities.

This scholarship is on offer for 3 years, with the proviso that the student
apply for an APA in 2012. The successful student will also be eligible to
apply for a top-up scholarship of up to $5,000/year through the Health
Innovations Research Institute, RMIT, in 2012.
 
For further information and to view a position description, please click on
http://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au/jobDetails.asp?sJobIDs=546134&sJobNo=phd&lWorkTypeID=&lLocationID=&lCategoryID=&sKeywords=phd&stp=AW&sLanguage=en 
 
Confidential enquiries can be made to Professor Toby W Allen on +613 9925 0439.

Chemoinformatic Scientist, Priaxon AG, Muenchen, Germany

Priaxon is an emerging pharmaceutical company building a pipeline of novel drug candidates in different therapeutic fields, but mainly focusing on protein-protein interactions in oncology and other diseases. The goal is to discover and develop candidates for validated but hard-to-drug targets using two orthogonal drug discovery platforms.
 
Skills:
  • Ph.D. in Chemoinformatics, Computational Chemistry/Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field
  • skills and expertise in developing and applying molecular modelling and chemoinformatics methods (especially structure-based drug design, virtual screening, protein-ligand interactions, protein modelling, similarity searches, and chemical descriptors)
  • sound knowledge of (medicinal) chemistry and drug discovery
  • very good programming skills and experience in software development
  • you should be reliable, creative, highly motivated and enjoy working in an interdisciplinary team strongly preferred
  • good knowledge of protein-protein interactions and small-molecule protein-protein interaction modulators
  • basic knowledge of bioinformatics
  • experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • experience in working with ChemAxon tools
  • German language skills
Description:
  • you will contribute to the drug discovery process by applying computational methods in close collaboration with medicinal chemists
  • you will develop new chemoinformatics tools and integrate them in the PriaXplore technology platform
  • you will work on the establishment of methods to address protein-protein interactions with small molecules on a rational way
Apply via email at:
contact@priaxon.com (Contact name: Dr. Juergen Kolb)
Please visit our Web site at: www.priaxon.com