|CCL 20.01.09 Postodoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Modeling of Membrane Protein Allostery and Drugs|
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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:\\crete.chem.cmu.edu 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.
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