Research Associate Position in Computational Biophysics
Two postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the area of Computational Biophysics will be available in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Kansas State University. The selected candidate(s) will be expected to be heavily involved in biomolecular modeling methodology developments including implicit solvent methods, coarse-grained force fields and/or advanced sampling techniques. S/He will have opportunities to work on projects that mainly involve applications to various systems including artificial ion channels, novel peptide-based vesicles and intrinsically disordered proteins. For information on our current research interests and topics, please refer to our group webpage found at http://www.k-state.edu/bmb/labs/jc/.
The ideal candidate must have:
- Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or related fields
- Extensive experience with CHARMM and/or other major biomolecular modeling packages
- Published articles in biomolecular modeling and simulation
Successful applicants should also display excellent general knowledge and understanding of biophysics, computation and biomolecular modeling. An ideal candidate would be technically competent, with excellent computational skills, and strong programming and scripting ability. S/He should also display exceptional motivation with a passion for science, and the ability and desire to work both independently and as part of a team. Good oral and written communication skills are essential.
Screening of applications begins 07/15/2013 and continues until positions are filled. The initial appointment is one year. Appointment may be renewed depending on work performance, mutual research interest, and availability of funding. Application materials should be sent by email to Dr. Jianhan Chen at email@example.com. Please use “Computational Biophysicist search” as the subject line.
Application materials must include:
- Cover letter stating interests and longer-term goals
- Comprehensive CV that includes a description of relevant course work and research publications
- Names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three professional references
The university is located in Manhattan, a beautiful college town in the scenic Flint Hills of Kansas, approximately 2 hours from 3 larger cities (Kansas City, Wichita and Lincoln) and 1 hour from Topeka (state capitol). Manhattan was most recently ranked as the #5 Best Small Town for Business and Careers by Forbes.
Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer.
Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees.
A background check is required.