Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Biophysics

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate - Computational Biophysics
Vacancy ID PDS001713
Department SOP-CICBDD - 452101
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range Dependent on qualifications and experience
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date 09/01/2017
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 06/05/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

Do you want to play a key role in a pioneering project? Have a good knowledge of statistical physics, thermodynamics and molecular simulations? Interested in molecular and cell biology? Skilled in programming, database systems and computer graphics? If you answer ‘yes’ to most of these questions, you are welcome to apply to join the group of Computational biophysics and Molecular design (Kireev lab).

We are looking for a creative scientist to drive the development of computational tools for physics-based simulations of ultra-large biological systems (eventually whole cells). We build a system combining the strengths of molecular dynamics and systems biology. The tools developed will be used to crack the mechanics of cell reprogramming (a key problem in regenerative medicine).

You will also have opportunity to apply your computational skills in drug discovery and chemical biology, working in project teams with chemists and biologists in the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (CICBDD).

Educational Requirements

PhD in computational biology/chemistry or a related discipline

Qualifications and Experience

Desired Qualifications:
• Good knowledge of statistical physics, thermodynamics and molecular simulations
• Skills in programming, database systems, computer graphics

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Qualified applicants will submit a CV and provide at least 2 reference letters uploaded under “Other Document”.

The minimum number of references required are 2 with a maximum of 2 reference letters.

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Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Position requires extensive use of computers, visual displays, and entry into research laboratories.

Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title K.D. Ann Welsh, HR Specialist
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

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