The Biomolecular Modelling Group has an opening for a highly qualified post-doctoral research fellow in the use of molecular dynamics simulation techniques to investigate the effect of cryosolvents and sugar molecules on the structure and stability of biological membranes. The position is available immediately for up to 2 years, with the possibility of further renewals upon mutual agreement and the availability of funding. The successful applicant will join an established research group comprising three Research Fellows, five PhD students and three undergraduate honours students. The group is headed by Professor Ricardo Mancera: https://health.curtin.edu.au/teaching/pharmacy_people.cfm/R.Mancera The successful applicant will work on a multi-disciplinary and inter- institutional research project funded by the Australian Research Council aimed at providing a molecular-level rationale of the factors that determine the ability of plant tissues to survive cryogenic storage, since the preservation of cell membrane structure is essential for the survival of tissues subjected to cryogenic storage at very low temperatures or dessication conditions. This molecular simulation study will run in parallel with biophysical experiments carried out at RMIT University (Melbourne) and cryogenic preservation studies carried out at the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority of Western Australia (Perth). Curtin University (http://www.curtin.edu.au) is the largest university in Western Australia and is ranked amongst the top universities in Australia and within the top 2% in the world. The Biomolecular Modelling Group has its own dedicated GPU cluster and is also one of the major users of the newly established Pawsey Centre, a national petaflop computing facility in Perth. In addition, living in the state capital Perth offers a great lifestyle due to Western Australia's superb weather, beaches and outdoors activities. This position would suit someone with a PhD in molecular modelling or computational biophysics and a demonstrable successful track record in molecular dynamics simulations of biological systems. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in enhanced sampling methods and/or the simulation of biological membranes. Only applicants that fulfil these requirements need apply by submitting a copy of their full CV to Professor Ricardo Mancera (R.Mancera@curtin.edu.au), including full details of all academic degrees obtained, research skills and experience, publications and conference presentations, and the names of 2-3 referees.
Tuesday, 14 October 2014
An applicant must have master degree or close to receiving in the field of computer-aided drug design or informatics/computational chemistry. He/she must be self motivated, dedicated and passionate for the research. In addition, he/she must possess proof of English language proficiency. Familiarity with programming languages would be an advantage. An ideal candidate need to have background and interests in chemistry, biology and molecular modeling. An ideal candidate can enjoy collaboration with synthetic chemists, biologists, and computer scientists Criteria: The duration for completion of degree will be 4 years. In order to complete the degree, an applicant needs to publish more than 2 SCI/SCIE level research publications. Candidate can choose to work mote interesting among molecular modeling jobs. Resources: Linux (CENTOS, REDHAT) & window machines Schrodinger, Sybyl, OpenEye, Gromacs, Modeller, Knime, R
Interested candidates should contact me directly by email with their credentials: - Cover letter explaining research interests and motivation - A detailed CV mentioning English proficiency - Publication details, if any - Scanned copies of transcript and all other documents - Skype based interview or direct meeting if an applicant is in Korea. - Applicants with MS can have research experience in Korea before entrance Contact Kim Mi-hyun, Ph.D Assistant Professor at College of Pharmacy, Gachon University, 155 Gaetbeol-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon city, 406-840, South Korea Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are invited for PhD studies in theoretical physical chemistry focused on computational modeling of nanoscale systems with physical, chemical, and biological origins. Most research projects are done in close collaborations with top experimentalists. Possible research projects are: 1) electronic structure and transport calculations in functionalized layered nanomaterials, 2) classical and quantum molecular dynamics simulations of individual colloidal nanoparticles with active ligands, 3) multiscale simulations of the self-assembly of nanoparticles and structural analysis of the formed meta-material. The research will be conducted in the group of Prof. Petr Kral in the Chemistry Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago (http://www2.chem.uic.edu/pkral/). We are seeking creative and highly motivated individuals, with computational skills and background in physics, chemistry, or biology. Preliminary knowledge of computational methods used in the above fields is very welcome, i.e. methods used in electronic structure calculations, quantum transport, molecular dynamics, etc. The candidates should be interested to conduct interdisciplinary theoretical research at the nanoscale. Our graduate students publish their results in top journals and continue with their postdoctoral research at the best US institutions. Interested candidates should send e-mail their CV and the names and contact information of several references to: email@example.com
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) announces a new round of competition for senior international postdoc positions. The deadline for applications is 1 November 2014. Among laboratories eligible to host new senior postdocs is the Oganov lab of Computational Materials Discovery. Salary is very competitive, at 65,000 rubles in the first year, 70,000 rubles in the second year, and 75,000 rubles in the third year (with flat income tax at 13%), and there is a possibility of obtaining a permanent position. MIPT is the most famous University in Russia for physics, founded by L.D. Landau and P.L. Kapitsa and enjoying top-level research infrastructure and stimulating atmosphere and traditions. Documents related to these calls are available at: http://mipt.ru/science/5top100/staff/vtoraya-ochered-konkursa-postdokov-.php (these documents are in Russian, but if youre interested we can help you to prepare your application; for these, please contact Ilya Surov at: firstname.lastname@example.org). Yours sincerely, Artem R. Oganov
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