Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Postdoc in MD simulations of biological membranes - Perth, Australia

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 

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 

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.

Ph.D. Student Position - Gachon University, South Korea

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 

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. 

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

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; kmh0515@gachon.ac.kr

PhD in Computational studies - UIC, Chicago

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: pkral@uic.edu

Senior Postdoc positions in Computational Materials Discovery

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: 
(these documents are in Russian, but if youre interested we can help you to 
prepare your application; for these, please contact Ilya Surov at: ilya.surov@gmail.com).

Yours sincerely,

Artem R. Oganov
Write to Dr. Ilya Surov (ilya.surov@gmail.com) if interested to apply