One post-doctoral position in Computational Chemistry applied to Biomolecular systems and functionalized nanoparticles of pharmaceutical relevance is available in the Molecular Modeling and Drug Discovery Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.
The open position is for candidates with extensive experience in one or more of the following areas: MD simulations, QM and QM/MM calculations to study biological systems. Possible targets include membrane-bound proteins, ion channels and transporters, DNA and RNA processing enzymes, and other metalloproteins of pharmaceutical interest. There is also the opportunity to work on the computational design and characterization of functionalized nanoparticles, in collaboration with outstanding experimental labs. Experience in method development, programming and scripting abilities are highly desirable.
The candidate must possess a sense of scientific curiosity and be capable of mastering new computational methods, as required. He/she will work in close contact with medicinal chemists and experimentalists in a cutting-edge research environment with state-of-the-art instrumentations and labs. He/she will play a key role in generating new inhibitors with therapeutic implications and potential for high-impact publications.
The ideal candidate should have a PhD in chemistry or related disciplines, being an outstanding and highly-motivated scientist with a strong record of research productivity.
Successful candidate will be offered a competitive package commensurate to qualifications and experience.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter including research accomplishments and interests, CV, names and contact information (e-mail, and phone number) of at least two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please quote “Post-doctoral position in Computational Chemistry - CB 75536” in the e-mail subject.
Please apply before September 30, 2018.
Please note that this position is pending budget approval.
IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
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