Postdoctoral researcher position

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Delaware invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position beginning September 1, 2018 (a later start can be negotiated). The primary function of this position is to conduct research regarding the molecular architecture of the HIV-1 virus in the research group of Prof. Juan R. Perilla (http://perilla.chem.udel.edu).  The U.S. National Institutes of Health-funded project is on the design, development and execution of computer simulations of biomedically relevant systems including, but not limited to, the HIV-1 virus. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in 1) protein dynamics; 2) molecular dynamics simulations; and 3) high-performance computing environments. Prior programming experience is preferred but not required. The Postdoctoral Researcher will design, perform, and develop new scientific tools for the analysis of long-time and/or large-scale molecular dynamics simulations in collaboration with the PI. The selected candidate will also participate in the development, testing and implementation of novel computational methods, the preparation of technical reports and peer-reviewed publications, and the dissemination of project results at professional meetings.  Within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the successful candidate will benefit from excellent core laboratories and a vibrant and supportive intellectual environment.

Applicant must hold a PhD in biophysics, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, or related area.  Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Prof. Juan R. Perilla (biophysics-positions@udel.edu) prior to submission.  Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references through the University of Delaware Jobs website.  The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal, based on the availability of funding and contingent upon satisfactory performance.  This position includes full UD benefits (www.udel.edu/benefits).  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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