University of California, Riverside, Chemistry

Position ID:University of California, Riverside-Chemistry-POSTDOC1 [#18879]
Position Title: Postdoc Researcher in Computational Chemistry/biophysics, Univ of California, Riverside
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Riverside, California 92507, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computational Biophysics
Chemistry / Molecular dynamics and ligand binding
Computer Simulation / Protein and drug binding
Appl Deadline:2021/08/07 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/06/30, finished 2022/02/12)
Position Description:    

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A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately in computational and theoretical chemistry/biophysics in the chemistry department at the University of California, Riverside (Great Los Angeles area). The position will focus on developing and applying new methods to examine drug-protein binding kinetics and thermodynamics for multiple kinases. The postdoc will also work on 1) carrying out the Binding Kinetics Tool (BKiT) package developed in the group and developing/applying analysis to investigate non-covalent ligand-receptor binding; 2) developing and applying theory and new analysis methods to examine conformational changes and understand molecular binding/unbinding; 3) apply our new deep learning tools to enhance conformational sampling. Candidates will have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art simulation methodology and work with experimental collaborators.

This position requires a Ph.D. in computational/theoretical chemistry, physics, chemical engineering or a related field. It requires very strong background in statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, theoretical skills, and coding in C/C++ and/or Python, as well as experience and ability in molecular simulation. Experience in enhanced sampling techniques and/or data analysis is preferred. Competitive candidates are expected to have a strong publication record in molecular modeling and computational chemistry/biophysics.

To be considered, please send a cover letter with a summary of research experience and a CV together with names and contact details of three referees to: Prof. Chia-en Chang (

Positions will be initially for one year but successful postdocs are expected to have their appointment renewed. After reviewing applications, competitive candidates will be requested to provide three letters of references. The position is open immediately. Salary scale is based on the UC postdoc salary scale

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Contact: Chia-en Chang, 951-827-7263
Email: email
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Prof. Chia-en Chang
420 Chemical Science Building
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521
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