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Research & Laboratory, Full Time
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is a nationally
ranked, research-intensive unit with over $25 million dollars of
research-grade instrumentation including spectrometers (nuclear
magnetic resonance, mass, optical, x-ray), chromatographs (gas and
liquid), vacuum equipment (pumps, chambers) and laboratory
equipment (analytical balances, centrifuges, motors, refrigeration
and other temperature-controlled devices, etc.).
The Hadden Lab specializes in molecular dynamics simulations of
viral proteins and their assemblies. Under the supervision of Dr.
Jodi Hadden-Perilla, the postdoctoral researcher will take the lead
in applying molecular dynamics simulations to characterize the
human papillomavirus (HPV) capsid as a drug target, in a project
funded by the NIH, through the Center of Biomedical Research
Excellence (COBRE) for Discovery of Chemical Probes and Therapeutic
. Salary will be
commensurate with current NIH NRSA stipend levels. To apply,
applicants should submit a statement of interest, C.V., and contact
information for three professional references.
Carry out high-quality computational research on viral protein
Construct molecular models, integrating data from experimental
Perform molecular dynamics simulations and related
Design, program, and execute hypothesis-driven analyses of
molecular dynamics simulation trajectories.
Work up scientific data for publication and prepare
Attend national and/or international conferences to represent
the lab and present results.
Assist in preparation of grant proposals to support the
Assists with special projects and performs miscellaneous
job-related duties as assigned.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics, Bioinformatics or a related
Publication record demonstrating experience with molecular
Fluency in a programming language commonly used to process
molecular dynamics simulation trajectories and related numerical
data, e.g. Tcl, Python, R, MATLAB.
Experience with Linux and high-performance computing
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Excellent written and oral English communications skills.
Ability to work independently and contribute to a collaborative
Willingness to train and mentor undergraduate and graduate
Commitment to fostering a positive and supportive laboratory
Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing
needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities,
cultures, and backgrounds.
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