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Date: Mon Nov 20 14:40:19 2017
Subject: 17.11.20 Postdoctoral Position in Computer Aided Drug Design at the University of Notre Dame
The Warren Family Center for Drug Discovery and Development ( 
invites applications for a postdoctoral position in its Computer Aided Molecular Design
(CAMD) core facility. Together with the director of the CAMD core, Prof. Olaf Wiest, the 
successful candidate will work closely with organic, medicinal, and biochemists as well 
as biologists from Notre Dame and other research institutions to develop computational 
models used in the design and development of bioactive compounds. Currently, a number of 
projects in the areas of cancer, infectious and neurodegenerative diseases as well as rare 
and neglected diseases are studied in close collaboration with experimentalists from different 
backgrounds, which allows the rapid testing of the models. 
After an initial period, this postdoctoral position can be converted into a staff-level 
professional specialist position at the University of Notre Dame upon mutual agreement. 
Required qualifications
-          PhD in chemistry or a related field with relevant research experience 
-          Experience with two or more of the tools of computer aided drug design (such as 
           protein modelling and structure prediction, docking/virtual screening, molecular 
           dynamics simulations, free energy calculations, cheminformatics and databases, 
           ADME/Tox and PD/PK predictions) and a track record of successful applications to 
           drug discovery in medicinal chemistry environment, documented by an appropriate 
           publication record 
-          Familiarity with common CAMD softwares (e.g. Schroedinger Suite, AMBER, Autodock etc.) 
-          Demonstrated problem solving abilities
-          Ability to effectively collaborate with researchers from a variety of backgrounds 
          (organic and medicinal chemistry, chemical, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry), 
           working on multiple projects simultaneously.
-          Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
-          Independently conduct research with guidance from the director of the CAMD
-          Manage interactions with the customers of the CAMD core facility
-          Plan work load and provide cost estimates and timelines to CAMD customers 
-          Publications in peer review journals, conference talks and posters
-          Participate in writing of proposals, patents, and publications of CAMD customers  
-          Training and supervision of junior researchers
-          Acquisition of new projects
To apply, please email curriculum vitae, publication list, reference letters (or names and contact 
information) of at least three individuals familiar with your work, and a statement of research 
experience to Review of application will begin 12/1/2017 and will continue until 
the position is filled.
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