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Date: Fri Oct 14 20:34:11 2016
Subject: 16.10.14 Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Structural Biology and Computer-Aided Drug Discovery at USC
A postdoctoral position is available at the Bridge Institute (USC, 
Los Angeles), computational biochemistry lab. Our research program(, 
closely integrating computational and experimental approaches, is aimed at deciphering 
signaling mechanisms of GPCRs and discovery of new generation drug candidates and tool 
compounds targeting these receptors. 

We are looking for talented researches to join our team in developing and applying 
state of the art computational tools for conformational modeling of proteins and 
protein-ligand interactions; virtual ligand screening and design of focused candidate 
libraries; QSAR and rational optimization of lead candidates. These studies involve 
close interactions with structural biologists, synthetic and medicinal chemists at 
USC and Bridge Institute, Psychoactive Drug Screening Program at UNC, NIDDK and other 
established collaborators. The position is funded by NIH and internal USC grants, and 
offers highly competitive salaries and vibrant interdisciplinary environment.

Job Requirements  

- Ph.D. in computational chemistry / chemistry/ biophysics/ 
 Bioinformatics/ computer sciences or a related field

- Demonstrated experience in structural bioinformatics, molecular modeling, 
computational chemistry and cheminformatics applications to drug design

- Demonstrated expertise in molecular dynamics studies of GPCRs and other 
membrane proteins is a plus

- Hands on experience with at least one of the major drug discovery 
software packages (Molsoft ICM, Schrodinger, OpenEye)

- Programming and scripting skills (Python, Perl, Linux shell, Pipelining, 
knowledge of Java and database management)

- Established record of high-quality scientific research and publications

- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and scientific creativity 
are essential. 

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  The position is available immediately. Qualified applicants should send a
CV and contact information for at least 2 references to Prof. Vsevolod
(Seva) Katritch (katritch[a] Applications will be considered 
until the position is filled.
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