Physics, Illinois Institute of Technology

Position ID:Illinois Institute of Technology-Physics-POSTDOC [#10960]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biophysics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Chicago, Illinois 60616, United States
Subject Areas: Physics / Biological Physics, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computational physics
Biophysics
Chemistry
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2018/03/12)
Position Description:    

A postdoctoral position is available in the Wereszczynski group in the Physics Department at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. Our interdisciplinary research focuses on understanding the physical basis of biomolecular mechanisms through the use and development of atomic-scale simulations in collaboration with experimentalists. The group has strong computational resources, including access to national supercomputing sites and state of the art local facilities, and is supported by federal funding from both the NIH and NSF. We are located in the Center for Molecular Study of Condensed Soft Matter, a transdisciplinary center in the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering. Additional details are available at: http://www.iit.edu/~jwereszc.

Postdoctoral fellows will perform cutting-edge molecular dynamics simulations of protein-nucleic acid complexes, travel to national scientific conferences, and mentor students in the lab. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, hard working, and have good communication skills. The ability to work with and train others is essential, as is a strong publication history. Experience with computational simulations, including, but not limited to, molecular dynamics, Monte Carlo, and quantum mechanical methods, is required, as is a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, or a related field. Experience with enhanced sampling, free energy calculations, or coarse-grain simulations is highly desirable.

The start date for this position is flexible but would ideally be between the summer and fall of 2018. The contract is for one year and is renewable for a second year, pending a performance evaluation. A complete application includes a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information for three references. The cover letter should describe past and current research, future research interests, and applicable skills. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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3440 S. Dearborn St, Suite 150
Chicago IL 60616

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