|CCL 19.01.03 Postdoc in Computational Biophysics & Drug Discovery, Michigan State, East Lansing, MI|
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Date: Thu Jan 3 10:58:25 2019
Subject: 19.01.03 Postdoc in Computational Biophysics & Drug Discovery, Michigan State, East Lansing, MI
A postdoctoral position is available in Computational Biophysics and Drug Discovery beginning March 2019 in the research group of Prof. Alex Dickson. This position will involve investigating the dynamics of ligand binding processes and long-timescale protein conformational change, and the extraction of information that is useful for drug discovery. This work will employ both molecular simulation with enhanced sampling methods and machine learning approaches. The appointment will be located within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and/or the Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. More information on the Dickson lab is available at: https://www.egr.msu.edu/~alexrd/ The candidate MUST have: - A Ph. D. degree in Chemistry, Biophysics, Physics, Computer Science, or a related field - A record of publication in major academic journals - Experience in molecular simulation - Strong computer programming / scripting skills - Demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for mentorship - Excellent written and verbal communication skills Preference will be given to candidates that have: - Experience with drug discovery tools - Experience with enhanced sampling methods - Experience with machine learning The successful applicant will have access to considerable computational resources, and have ample opportunity to drive their own research direction. Close collaborations with a wide range of faculty are available within the PIs home departments (BMB and CMSE) as well as across the MSU campus. https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu BMB is a group of about 40 faculty, 140 graduate students and post-doctoral research associates, over 300 undergraduate majors, and a large number of staff and specialists. The department is the focal point for biochemistry and molecular biology teaching and research on campus. https://cmse.natsci.msu.edu The Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE) is unique among computational academic units nationally; it is the first to comprehensively treat computation as the "triple junction" of algorithm development and analysis, high performance computing, and applications to scientific and engineering modeling and data science. This approach recognizes computation as a new discipline rather than being decentralized into isolated sub-disciplines. CMSE, jointly administered by the College of Natural Science and the College of Engineering enable application-driven computational modeling (pull), while also exposing disciplinary computational scientists to advanced tools and techniques (push), which will ignite new transformational connections in research and education. https://www.msu.edu Michigan State University Spartans work to advance the common good in uncommon ways. The nation's pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.
Applicants should submit their materials using the web interface: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500601/research-associatefixed-term Applications received before Jan 31, 2019 will be given full consideration. If you encounter any difficulties, send an email to alexrd ~~ msu.edu .NOTE THAT E-MAIL ADDRESSES HAVE BEEN MODIFIED!!!
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