University of Vermont, Department of Physics - Vanegas Research Group

Position ID:University of Vermont-Department of Physics - Vanegas Research Group-PD [#16068]
Position Title: Post-doctoral Position in Computational Biophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Burlington, Vermont 05405, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biophysics
Chemistry / Computational, Theoretical
Physics / Biophysics, Chemistry, Computational physics, Statistical Mechanics, Theoretical Soft Matter Physics
Computational Biophysics
Appl Deadline:2020/03/31help popup (posted 2020/02/25, listed until 2020/08/25)
Position Description:    

Applications are invited for an NSF-funded post-doctoral position in Computational Biophysics beginning Summer 2020.  The successful applicant will work in the research group of Professor Juan Vanegas in the Department of Physics at the University of Vermont. Research in the Vanegas group (http://vanegaslab.org) is highly interdisciplinary with many topics at the interface of biophysics, chemistry and materials science. Specific areas of research include structure and mechanics of biomembranes, membrane protein interactions, and gating of mechanosensitive channels. 

The successful applicant will work closely with Professor Vanegas on the development of state of the art continuum analysis tools from molecular dynamics simulations, including local stress and elasticity calculations (http://mdstress.org), as well as steered simulation methods to accelerate the tension-induced activation of mechanosensitive proteins. 

Interested candidates with a Ph.D. in Physics, Biophysics, Chemistry or related field are encouraged to apply. Applicants should upload the following documents: 
  • Cover letter describing their research interests, experience, and fit for the position, 
  • CV including publication list,
  • Representative paper (preferably first author), and 
  • Three letters of recommendation. 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For more information on research in the Vanegas group, the Department of Physics, and the University of Vermont please visit the following websites:

http://vanegaslab.org 
https://www.uvm.edu/cas/physics

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
http://vanegaslab.org
email
802-656-0049
 
The University of Vermont
82 University Place
Innovation Hall, E205
Burlington, VT 05408

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