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Subject: 18.08.23 Postdoc Position in Computer-Aided Drug Design, Washington State University, Spokane, WA
A NIH-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available 
immediately in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Washington
State University College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in 
Spokane with Dr. Senthil Natesan.

The computational research will focus on dynamic phenomena at the membrane
interface: membrane-protein-drug interactions with special emphasis on 
allosteric modulation of GPCRs and ligand-gated ion-channels. The 
successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work on several drug
discovery projects in close collaboration with experimental
pharmacologists, immunologists, and cancer biologists. More information on
our current research interests can be found here: 

Required Qualifications:

Recent PhD in theoretical biophysics or biochemistry, computational
chemistry/cheminformatics or closely related field.

Strong background in biophysics, statistical mechanics, medicinal 
chemistry, computation and biomolecular modeling (protein-peptide, 
protein-ligand, and membrane-drug interactions).

Demonstrated experience with at least one of the major biomolecular 
modeling packages (MOE, Schrodinger, and/or SYBYL-X), expertise in using
one or more of the MD simulation packages (NAMD, GROMACS, AMBER, & CHARMM).

Demonstrated computational skills including, working in Linux OS 
environment, strong programming (C, C++, or Java) and scripting ability
(Python or Perl).

Research publications in modeling and simulation.

Strong motivation with a passion for science, and the ability and desire to
work both independently and as part of a team.

Good oral and written communication skills are essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong expertise in the field of atomistic and coarse-grained MD 
simulations; experience in modeling GPCRs and ligand-gated ion channels
and membrane simulations is a plus.

Experience in R and/or MATLAB is a plus.

Additional Information:

Salary is Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Competitive benefits available 

To view complete description and required qualifications and to apply please go to:

As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the
following documents:

1) a current curriculum vitae;
2) a cover letter addressing your professional goals; and
3) contact information for three (3) professional references.

The materials you submit must clearly communicate how your knowledge,
skills, and abilities relate to this posting and required qualifications.

The screening of application materials will begin on Tuesday, September 4,
2018, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special
disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated 
veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or
persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly
policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE
Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens.
All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required
by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its
services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals
with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application
process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State
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