Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Molecular Science, The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Computational Molecular Science
Job No.:
Aust Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
Salary (FTE):
Academic Research Level A1 ($57,330.21 - $77,764.39)
Work type:
Full Time - Fixed Term
St Lucia

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is an integrated multi-disciplinary research institute bringing together the skills of world-class researchers in the areas of bioengineering and nanotechnology.  It is home to 19 research groups working at the interface of the biological, chemical and physical science to alleviate current problems in human health and environmental issues.

The role

This project is funded through the ARC Discovery Project scheme and involves a collaboration with a research partner in Germany. The successful candidate will join a team of motivated researchers focused on developing innovative algorithms for determining properties of ionic liquids. In this role, you will be responsible for contributing to the design of algorithms, carrying out calculations, interpretation and presentation of results.  You will be required to interface with internal and external collaborators.

The person

Applicants should possess a Doctor of Philosophy in a relevant area and in application of computational chemistry techniques such as quantum chemical methods, molecular dynamics simulations and/or nonequilibrium molecular dynamics simulations to understand molecular systems.  Experience in study of ionic liquids and/or free energy calculations would be an advantage but is not essential. 


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for two years at Research Academic level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $55,931 - $75,867 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $65,440 - $88,765 p.a. 


To discuss this role please contact Professor Debra Bernhardt, 

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Applications closed for this job on 18 Jun 2012
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