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Date: Fri Sep 30 14:18:27 2016
Subject: 16.09.30 Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biophysics
A postdoctoral Research Associate position in the area of Computational Biophysics 
will be available in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Institute of Applied Life 
Sciences (IALS), a fast-growing enterprise dedicated to developing the next generation 
of life science products and technologies to improve human health. 

The selected candidate will be expected to be heavily involved in developing GPU-enable 
implicit solvent methods and performing multi-scale modeling simulations of biomolecules, 
particularly intrinsically disordered proteins. S/He will also have the opportunity to work on 
additional projects of mutual interest in the Chen lab. For information on our current research 
interests and topics, please refer to our group website: 
(note that the Chen Lab is relocating to UMass and the group website is to be updated).

The ideal candidate must have:
   * Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or a related field
   * Extensive experience with at least one of the major biomolecular modeling packages 
   * Published articles in biomolecular modeling and simulation

Successful applicants should also have strong background in scientific computing, CUDA 
programming, statistical mechanics and display excellent general knowledge and understanding
of biophysics, computation and biomolecular modeling. An ideal candidate would be technically 
competent, with excellent computational skills, and strong programming and scripting ability. 
S/He should also display exceptional motivation with a passion for science, and the ability and 
desire to work both independently and as part of a team. Good oral and written communication
skills are essential.

Annual compensation will be $45,000/yr or more depending on experience plus benefits. 
Initial appointments will be for one year with the possibility of renewal up to three years. 
Application materials should be sent by email to Dr. Jianhan Chen at: 
Please use "Computational Biophysicist 2016" as the subject line.

Application materials must include:
  * Cover letter stating interests and longer-term goals
  * Comprehensive CV with a description of relevant course work and research publications 
  * Names and contact information of at least three professional references

UMass Amherst is the Commonwealth's flagship campus and a top-30 public research university. 
It is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley 
of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus 
provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

University of Massachusetts is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. 
Background check required. University of Massachusetts actively seeks diversity among its 

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