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Date: Mon Nov 20 14:41:39 2017
Subject: 17.11.20 POSTDOC and PHD STUDENT positions in Computational Drug Discovery
Professor Xiaolin Cheng's group in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio
State University is seeking talented young scientists interested in
Computational Drug Discovery to join his team. There are 1 immediate
Postdoctoral and 1-2 PhD Student (2018 Fall) positions available in the

A postdoctoral scholar position is immediately available in Dr. Cheng's lab.
Candidates should have a PhD degree in chemistry, biophysics, chemical
engineering, or related discipline. They are expected to have a strong
background and training in biomolecular simulation and modeling. Experience
in the following areas is particularly desired

	* Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, enhanced sampling methods, and free
          energy calculations

	* Electronic structure methods, QM/MM methods for modeling enzyme

The selected candidate will participate in an NIH funded project to develop
new oxime reactivators of organophosphate(OP)-inhibited human
acetylcholinesterase (hAChE). Specific computational task will involve
identifying key structural factors that limit the reactivation of
OP-inhibited enzyme by oximes. 

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Cheng by e-mail at with current CV and a cover letter. 

Ohio State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

1-2 PhD student positions for Fall Semester 2018 are available in Dr.
Cheng's lab. The PhD research will be focused on computational medicinal
chemistry, involving applying Quantum Mechanics (QM), Molecular Dynamics
(MD), Molecular Docking and Data Analytics methods to drug design and
discovery. The research is expected to cross-cut several disciplines,
including medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, biochemistry &
biophysics, molecular structural biology and systems biology. It will also
be strongly tied to OSUs Translational Data Analytics Institute
Qualifications Required

	* BS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related

	* Strong interest in computational chemistry, biomolecular modeling and
          drug discovery

	* Some experience in Linux, programming and shell scripting is desired but
          not required

More details about the graduate program tracks in OSUs College of Pharmacy
can be found at:

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Cheng by e-mail at, or apply to the graduate program at:
Indicate the Area of Specialization as Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
at the bottom of the "Program Data" tab. The College of Pharmacy deadline
for completed applications with financial assistance (Graduate Teaching
Associateships and Graduate Research Associateships) for the Fall Term is
December 15.

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