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Date: Thu Jan 9 14:41:09 2020
Subject: 20.01.09 Postodoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Modeling of Membrane Protein Allostery and Drugs
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position 
in Professor Maria Kurnikova group of theoretical structural biophysics 
and molecular modeling at Carnegie Mellon University http:\\ 

Scientific applications of interest include molecular dynamics simulations of ionotropic
glutamate receptors, RNA/protein interactions and non-heme metal-containing
enzymes. All projects in my group require versatile application of multiple
methods of computational chemistry and molecular modeling,
including adoption of modern statistical approaches such as 
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. 
Opportunities for development of new methodological approaches and 
software do exist. 

The successful candidate will have strong background and experience in modern advanced 
methods of molecular modelling and simulations, statistical mechanics 
and statistical methods of analysis. He/she will hold a PhD in physics, 
chemistry, quantitative biology, applied mathematics, 
or a closely related field, with a strong interest in biological systems. 
Experience with modeling membrane associated proteins and ion channels is a plus.  
Knowledge of continuum electrostatics methods, quantum chemistry, 
force field development, and a strong background in applied math or physics is a plus.

The position is funded by grants from NIH and NSF and is available 
immediately. The initial appointment will be for 1 year with possible 
extension upon mutual agreement. The salary is generous at NIH level 
of postdoctoral fellowships, while Pittsburgh is inexpensive and 
human-friendly place to live.

The responsibilities will include carrying out research in 
computer simulations and statistical mechanics on 
modeling membrane associated receptors and ion channels, 
as well as other protein and protein/RNA systems. 
Related tasks will include collaborating in the preparation of reports 
and journal articles, presenting papers at conferences and workshops, 
representing the group at meetings and seminars, and 
supervision of graduate students.
Please send an email to Professor Kurnikova at kurnikova(!)
 and apply to 

Please upload your Cover Letter, CV, please also provide transcripts 
from your undergraduate and graduate education institutions 
(these can be informal copies), and 
provide at least 3 names for references.
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