The Zuckerman group of Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR is both NSF and NIH-funded, engaging in a range of theoretical and applied biophysical research efforts and is looking for a quantitative postdoctoral researcher.
Portland is very bike friendly, scenic, and has a vibrant culture around music, coffee, beer, and food. The Pacific Ocean, Cascade mountains, and the Columbia gorge are all less than 90 minutes away.
The Postdoc will perform research on projects as directed by Prof. Zuckerman to include one of more of the following:
Statistical mechanics simulation and analysis methods for protein folding and/or binding, focusing on the weighted ensemble approach
A project with experimental collaborators investigating structural heterogeneity and allostery in a multivalent protein system, potentially involving molecular simulations and Bayesian inference with experimental data
Trajectory analysis of cell dynamics in collaboration with cancer biologists
omputing as required on local and external resources, careful curation of all data, and development and maintenance of software on suitable repositories.
Other duties include computing as required on local and external resources, careful curation of all data, attendance and presentation at lab meetings, contributions to publications and applications as requested, and presentations of successful research at one or more national or international meetings per year, as requested.
PhD in related field
Computer programming experience
Strong knowledge of statistical mechanics, computer simulation, and computer programming
PhD in Physics, theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biophysics or related field
Experience with programming languages C and/or Python
Experience with scripting and analysis (e.g. Matlab and/or Mathematica)
Experience with molecular dynamics packages (e.g. Gromacs, NAMD)
Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and resume or CV.
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