A post-doctoral position in Molecular Simulation is currently available within the Computational mOdelling of NanosCalE and bioPhysical sysTems (CONCEPT) Research Line (http://concept.iit.it/) of IIT in Genoa working on application and development in the field of molecular dynamics simulation.
The mission of the CONCEPT Lab is to cover the path from ideas to implementation, needed to face the most relevant computational and simulative challenges, with applications especially devoted, but not limited to, the field of Life Sciences.
The successful candidate will play a significant role in developing and applying computational approaches aimed at facing the challenges of modern computational biology, chemistry and physics. Eligible candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and experience in computational physics, chemistry, engineering, or related fields.
The candidate’s research will focus on applying computational techniques for the characterization of mainly biological processes at the molecular or supramolecular level. This may involve the simulation of rare events in medium-to-large sized systems and in possible combination with quanto-mechanical, classical and mixed molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo approaches. Experience in the application of classical molecular dynamics and related force fields to the study of complex systems, for instance in the drug design field, as well as a good knowledge of statistical mechanics and computational techniques are a must for this position.
Skills in algorithmic and implementation aspects are considered as a valuable plus, as well as programming skills in scripting and compiled languages like C, C++ and/or Fortran.
Adequate communication skills in English, as well as marked enthusiasm for research and creativity are mandatory.
The successful candidate will be offered a competitive package commensurate to qualifications and experience.
Application deadline is June 8, 2018.
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