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Subject: 17.05.03 Computational Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Notre Dame, USA

Computational Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Notre Dame, USA

Computational Postdoctoral Fellow:   A position in molecular modeling and drug design is open immediately. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, physical chemistry or a related field. The postdoctoral position involves carrying out various projects involving designing/identifying of new biologically active molecules through docking and scoring, protein modeling, MD/free-energy simulations to study protein dynamics, and QM or QM/MM calculations to elucidate biological reaction pathways. Experience in using Amber, Gaussian, Sybyl, Schrödinger packages, Dock, GOLD, Modeller or similar programs, is highly desired. Programming/scripting knowledge with Perl/Python/C/Fortran/Linux shell is also desirable. In addition, experience with using and maintaining UNIX/LINUX workstations is required.

The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art workstations with 3D visualization and projection capabilities, a 240-core cluster housed at Notre Dame CRC exclusively dedicated for the laboratory members, data storage, and also has direct access to Notre Dame's >25,000-core main computing facility. The laboratory also have exclusive access to dedicated HPC clusters with NVIDIA GPUs for accelerated computing. Additional computing power is available through XSEDES (formerly known as TeraGrid) clusters. All computers are equipped with established programs and software packages that are necessary to carry out the computational tasks listed above.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity for interactions with synthetic chemists, biochemists, and molecular biologists within the Mobashery group, or with collaborating groups (usually crystallographers). A period of training will be provided, but ability to perform independently in the lab is essential.

The research carried out in the laboratory employs a multidisciplinary approach to solving problems of biomedical significance. The research interests encompass investigations of mechanisms of resistance to antibacterials, design of novel antibiotics, bacterial cell wall and its recycling, studies of several diseases of the extracellular matrix and the means to prevent them. The group members have backgrounds in organic chemistry, enzymology, molecular modeling, computational sciences, and molecular biology.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resumes to:
Professor Shahriar Mobashery
Navari Family Chair in Life Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
251 Nieuwland Science Center
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556 USA
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