Postdoctoral Researcher- Computational Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Biology/Life Science, Computer Science, Physical/Mathematical Sciences
Department:32030000 - PH-MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and the Center for Natural Products, Drug Discovery and Development (CNPD3) at the University of Florida ( invite applications for one postdoctoral scholar position in computational chemistry and biochemistry.
Besides the strength in traditional physics-based molecular simulation, the University of Florida aims to become a strong “AI” University with initiatives to build AI excellence in multiple research fronts; drug design and discovery is one of them. With donations from NVIDIA, UF’s HiPerGator AI is the most powerful Artificial Intelligence computer in higher education. In addition, HiPerGator 3 remains an excellent workhorse.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  1. Working on protein drug target structure, dynamics and energetics through molecular modeling and simulation;
  2. Working on structure-based molecular design through combined simulation and AI-based approaches;
  3. Assisting on manuscript and grant writings.
Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Minimum Requirements:

PhD (or equivalent international degree) in Computational Chemistry, Computational Physics, Computer Science, Biological Physics, Biophysics, Physical Chemistry or related disciplines required by the appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in molecular dynamics simulation and free energy calculation.
  • Experience and expertise in quantum chemistry, machine learning and deep learning are big plus.
  • Experience in structure-based drug design is a plus.
  • Being able to keep pace in a dynamic research environment.
  • Independent in literature search and literature update.
  • Capability of writing manuscripts.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume. 

The University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, strives to stimulate a culture that promotes diversity and inclusion within an exceptional community of students, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and are committed to developing leaders who respect, support, and have a positive impact on all individuals.

In recognition of its efforts to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment, the College of Pharmacy was the recipient of a 2021 Insight into Diversity Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award.

As a part of our review we look for a full CV which includes all professional appointments/engagements, all post-secondary education, and all publications from post-secondary education and all respective dates.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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