Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-DUKECHATTERJEE [#24548, 1420]
Position Title: Associate in Research
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/03/16, listed until 2023/09/16)
Position Description:    

Associate in Research in Deep Learning-Based Protein Design at Duke University 

The Programmable Biology Group (https://www.chatterjeelab.com/) at Duke University, led by incoming Professor Pranam Chatterjee, leverages deep learning-based protein design to develop the next generation of programmable tools for: 

In the immediate future, we seek to apply our deep learning-designed editors to correct disease-related mutations and to degrade pathogenic proteins for therapeutic purposes. Our long-term goals are to employ our novel cell engineering methods to generate functional gametes, as well as other ovarian cell types, from stem cells. 

To develop the next generation of biotechnology solutions, we seek motivated computer scientists with experience in the following areas: 
● Natural language processing (Transformers, seq2seq models) 
● Physics-based protein modeling (Rosetta, AMBER, etc.) 
● Generative algorithms (Diffusion, GPT algorithms) 

Overall, the ideal candidate will be excited to apply their computational expertise in new, innovative directions, and work with a dynamic team made up of both experimentalists and computer scientists! 

Expected Start Date: July 1, 2023 
Application Materials Required: 
● Cover letter 
● Curriculum Vitae 
● Names and contact information of three references

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