Computational Postdoctoral Fellow


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A position in molecular modeling and drug design is open immediately. Successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, physical chemistry or a related field. Experience in using Sybyl, Amber, Gaussian and DOCK, or similar programs, is highly desired. Programming knowledge (Perl/Python/C), and experience with UNIX are desirable. The position involves designing biologically active molecules for protein and RNA targets, understanding enzyme-ligand interactions, by generating hypotheses using molecular dynamics simulations, ab initio QM or QM/MM calculations, and docking. The successful candidate will have opportunity for interactions with synthetic chemists, biochemists, and molecular biologists within the Mobashery group, or with collaborating groups (usually crystallographers). A brief period of training will be provided before the successful candidate is expected to be independent. 

The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art computational facilities. The Mobashery group computational facility consists of a 60 processor Linux cluster, and several individual workstations equipped with hardware stereo for 3D visualization. The University of Notre Dame and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offer access to several Linux clusters consisting of more than 400 processors.

Interested candidates should fax/e-mail their resume to:

Professor Shahriar Mobashery
Navari Family Chair in Life Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
251 Nieuwland Science Center
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA
phone: (574) 631-2933
fax: (574) 631-6652

Last updated: April 15, 2005

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