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Date: Wed Jan 27 14:43:01 2021
Subject: 21.01.27 PhD Student in Computational Chemistry/Biomolecular Modeling, Department of Chemistry at Michigan Technological University
A position for Ph.D. student in Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry is
available in the group of Dr. Christo Z. Christov in the Department of
Chemistry at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. 

The research studies will involve intensive learning and gaining practical
skills in Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry. The research topics
will be focused on understanding the catalytic mechanisms of 
transition metal containing enzymes involved in gene regulation in
reference to experimental structural, spectroscopic and biochemical
studies. 

The project will involve learning and applying of Multilevel Molecular
Modelling Methods such as Combined Quantum Mechanical and Molecular
Mechanics (QM/MM) methods, Quantum Mechanics and Molecular Dynamics studies. 

The main focus of the studies will be on non-heme Fe(II) containing enzymes
involved in epigenetic regulation (histone- and DNA-demethylases) but also
on other enzymes (e.g. di-iron oxygenases). 

The individual interests and attitudes of the students will be taken into
account in designing the research studies. The ideal applicants should
demonstrate the following qualifications, experience and interests:  
-	BSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar discipline

-	Some background and/or strong motivation for research in computational
        chemistry, biomolecular modelling and drug design with focus on enzyme
        mechanisms and dynamics 

-	Some experience and/or strong interest for computational work, Linux,
        shell scripting

The position would be funded by the Department of Chemistry through
allocations from the Graduate School as Graduate Teaching Assistants for up
to 5 years with satisfactory progress to degree. Teaching undergraduate
students is expected. The applicants should have at least a BSc degree in
Chemistry, Biochemistry or similar discipline. International applicants
should demonstrate English proficiency via TOEFL or IELTS tests scores.
More details about the application procedures can be found at: 
http://www.mtu.edu/chemistry/graduate/program/.
More details about the research group can be found at: 
http://chem.sites.mtu.edu/christov/ 


The start date should be no later than August, 2021.
The interested applicants should contact Dr. Christov by e-mail on
christov(a)mtu.edu and send a current CV with a brief description of
research interests and experience.
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