Postdoctoral Scholar - Okafor Lab - BMB
Postdoc in Computational Biology/Chemistry/Biophysics
target="_blank">Okafor Lab in the department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology at The Pennsylvania State University
seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow
to join us in tackling a host
of exciting projects. We are interested in deciphering structural
mechanisms of events in protein regulation, determining how these
mechanisms evolved, and how they are altered in disease states. We
will combine experiments with extensive computation to gain insight
into these mechanisms. Our lab will provide an exciting,
collaborative environment where a postdoc will be able to thrive,
contribute to establishing new directions for our group, and
receive support and mentoring for success in their desired future
career. Salary will be commensurate with the career stage.
Desired qualities in ideal candidate:
i) possess a Ph.D. in computational biology, computational
chemistry, biophysics, or a related field
ii) strong proficiency with command line operations and familiarity
with UNIX/Linux OS
iii) fluency in at least one programming/scripting language (e.g.
iii) prior experience in MD simulations, with strong familiarity
with an MD package (E.g. Amber, NAMD, Gromacs)
iv) Prior experience studying protein structure and/or
v) Prior experience in any additional computational techniques,
such as protein-ligand docking, free energy calculations, homology
modeling, quantum mechanics, QSAR methods, machine learning.
vi) Motivation to learn techniques described above and others
vii) a record of scientific productivity, with evidence of
leadership on a project during their PhD (or previous
viii) Willingness to work closely and collaboratively with
experimentalists to interpret data and plan experiments
Women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should submit:
a) a cover letter containing a description of their research
interests and future goals.
b) a CV, with information for at least 3 references.
c) a summary (< 1pg) of their previous research, highlighting an
instance when they took leadership of a project and outcomes, as
well as their prior experience in any of the computational methods
This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of
hire with excellent chance of renewal. Review of applications will
begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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