Postdoc Cheminformatics


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Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow to work in the area of chemoinformatics within the research group of Prof. Joao Aires-de-Sousa in the Department of Chemistry at FCT - New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Current projects of the group are centred around the representation and prediction of chemical/metabolic reactions, and SPINUS (a neural network system for the prediction of NMR spectra).

The successful candidate will be involved in the development of methods for reaction prediction/classification, and their application to a diversity of fields from bioinformatics to toxicology. The postdoc will be a member of a highly motivated young team in a dynamic international department, which has been rated with excellent classification by independent evaluation panels. The successful candidate should be prepared to collaborate in international research projects.

The FCT-UNL campus is located in the Tagus river basin, 10 km from Lisbon city center, and 3 km from the Atlantic Ocean and Caparica beaches. The campus occupies an area of approximately 30 hectares and hosts 6,000 students, professors and researchers in science and engineering.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an area relevant to the project, experience in chemoinformatics or bioinformatics, good knowledge of organic chemistry or biochemistry or toxicology, programming skills in Java or C/C++, interests in machine learning techniques, good written  English skills, and > 5 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Clearly, the project will allow enhancing this knowledge and will thus provide the postdoc with good professional opportunities.

The position is for one year with the possible extension up to three years.

Interested individuals should apply with a letter detailing why they are interested in the project, and a CV including description of past research and work experiences, as well as a list of references.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to jas [at]

Prof. Joao Aires de Sousa
Departamento de Quimica
Campus FCT-UNL
2829-516 Caparica
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