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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:

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.
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.

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.

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:

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