This is a skilled position requiring knowledge and training in the area of computational biology, specifically structural modeling. The Associate Researcher will conduct research to forward the development of the structural modeling of protein interaction networks. They will also be engaged in developing proposals for new funding sources, publishing and presenting research topics as applicable.
(20%) Design new algorithms and implement computer software for protein docking using high-performance computing systems (clusters, multiprocessor workstations and GPUs).
(20%) Critically evaluate, adopt and refine existing modeling methods. Transfer and adopt relevant knowledge and technology from adjacent fields of science (physics, math, computer science). Develop specialized research plans for high-throughput large-scale structural modeling of protein networks.
(15%) Employ methodologies for development of software with enabled concurrent computing (CPU multithreading, General-Purpose GPU computing). Employ methodologies for development of high-quality software codes (test-driven development, S.O.L.I.D. principles).
(10%) Refactor, debug, compile, link, deploy and benchmark existing in-house (GRAMM, AACE, and TMDock) and licensed third-party (RosettaDock and ATTRACT) software codes for structural modeling of protein complexes.
(10%) Refactor, debug, compile, link, deploy and benchmark existing in-house and licensed third-party software codes for structural modeling of protein interaction networks.
(10%) Trains students and research assistants in computational biology techniques. Provides oversight of the research staff within the lab. Coordinates data collection and screening for data verification. Ensures that research methodology is adapted by staff.
(5%) Design new algorithms and implement computer software for structural modeling of protein cellular interaction networks.
(5%) Develops research proposals to granting agencies in collaboration with colleagues in Computational Biology program.
(5%) Writes and produces research articles and scholarly publications. Presents at meetings, seminars, conferences as applicable.
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A complete online application includes a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Application deadline is April 22, 2019. For first consideration, please apply before that date.
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