|CCL 16.11.23 Postdoc & Ph.D. Training Opportunities in Computer-Aided Drug Design, Washington State University, Spokane, WA|
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Subject: 16.11.23 Postdoc & Ph.D. Training Opportunities in Computer-Aided Drug Design, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
A postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately in the Section of Experimental & Systems Pharmacology at Washington State University, Health Sciences in Spokane with Dr. Senthil Natesan. The computational research will focus on dynamic phenomena at the membrane interface: membrane-drug interactions, and membrane-protein- drug interactions. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work on additional drug discovery projects in close collaboration with experimental pharmacologists, pharmacokineticists, and cancer biologists. More information on our current research interests can be found here: http://www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/facultystaff/bios/natesan.s.html Required Qualifications The ideal candidate will have: A recent PhD in theoretical biophysics or biochemistry, computational chemistry/cheminformatics or closely related field. Strong background in biophysics, statistical mechanics, medicinal chemistry, computation and biomolecular modeling (protein-peptide, protein-ligand, and membrane-drug interactions). Extensive experience with at least one of the major biomolecular modeling packages (MOE, Schrodinger, and SYBYL-X), expertise in using one or more of the MD simulation packages (NAMD, GROMACS, AMBER, and CHARMM). Excellent computational skills including, working in Linux OS environment, strong programming (C, C++, or Java) and scripting ability (Python or Perl); Experience in R and/or MATLAB is a plus. Research publications in modeling and simulation. Strong 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. Preferred Qualifications Strong expertise in the field of atomistic and coarse-grained MD simulations; experience in modeling CYP450s and membrane simulations is a plus. Knowledge about force field parameterization. To view complete description and required qualifications and to apply please go to: https://www.wsujobs.com/postings/28080 As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the following documents: 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter addressing your professional goals; and 3) contact information for three (3) professional references. The screening of application materials will begin immediately, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/). WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs++wsu.edu. Ph.D. Training Opportunities Ph.D. training in computer-aided drug design is available at Washington State University, Spokane under the guidance of Dr. Senthil Natesan. We are looking for creative and motivated individuals with outstanding work ethic, and passion for scientific research. The ideal candidates will have a B.S. or M.S. in computer science, computational chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biophysics or biochemistry with basic programming and scripting skills. The candidates will learn how to use a variety of theoretical and computational methodologies, including classical molecular dynamics simulations, quantum mechanics calculations, free energy calculations, molecular docking, pharmacophore modeling etc. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to the Ph.D. program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, through the WSU Graduate School and mention their interest in the Natesan group in your personal statements. http://www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/prospectivestudents/graduateprogram_phd-pharmsci_admissioninfo.html Potential research projects and training opportunity inquiries only, may be directed to Senthil Natesan, via email at senthil.natesan++wsu.eduNOTE THAT E-MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE BEEN MODIFIED!!!
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