Queen's University Belfast

Position ID:Queen's University Belfast-RF2 [#15593, 19/107968]
Position Title: Research Fellow in Molecular Modelling
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Belfast, Belfast BT1, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: molecular engineering
Appl Deadline:2019/12/18 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/11/26, finished 2020/06/21, listed until 2019/12/18)
Position Description:    

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Queen’s University Belfast

Research Fellow in Molecular Modelling

Ref: 19/107968

School of Pharmacy

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation based on our talented, multinational workforce. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines to develop new discoveries and insights, working with outside agencies and institutions on projects of international significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The School of Pharmacy holds an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff. We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

Our five core values - Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence - are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation. The School of Pharmacy at Queen’s has been ranked 2nd in the latest rankings in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 for Pharmacology and Pharmacy.

We are recruiting for a Research Fellow in Molecular Modelling who will be part of a Group led by Dr Irina Tikhonova. The Research Fellow will assist in planning and delivery of research within the area of structure-based drug design methods so that the overall research objectives of the project are met. The Research Fellow will develop, plan and deliver an area of personal research and expertise, and undertake research under supervision within a research programme aimed at study Bile Salt Hydrolase structure and function and use the gained information for structure-based drug design. Techniques will include molecular dynamics simulations (NAMD, GROMACS or AMBER), enhanced sampling simulations, 3D-GRID-based analysis, docking, scoring, virtual screening, substructure search, machine learning and sequence analysis.

The successful Research Fellow must have: •Have or about to obtain a PhD in computer-aided drug design or a closely related area •At least 3 years recent research experience in computer-aided structure-based drug design •Strong background in structure-based ligand design methods •Proficiency in Schrodinger Small Molecule Drug Discovery suite and OpenEye •Proficiency in at least one MD simulation program, i.e. NAMD, Gromacs, or Amber •Experience in structure-based virtual screenings This post is available for 19 months or until 30 September 2021 (whichever is sooner).

Further information about the School and Group Leader can be found at – https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofPharmacy/ https://pure.qub.ac.uk/en/persons/irina-tikhonova

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Dimitrios Lamprou via email to D.Lamprou@qub.ac.uk

Salary: Research Fellow: £33,797 - £34,804 per annum Closing date: Thursday 2 January 2020

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 15 January 2020

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email resourcing@qub.ac.uk

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.


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