Post Doctoral Associate in Computational Chemistry

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Physical/Mathematical Sciences
Department:16120100 - LS-CHEMISTRY-GENERAL

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The Miranda Quintana Research Group at the Department of Chemistry, University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, FL invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Computational Chemistry to begin immediately. The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Ramon Miranda Quintana (, focusing on the development of new similarity-based Machine Learning techniques for drug design and biomolecule analysis. This two-year appointment is renewable based on performance and funding availability.

Successful candidates shall have strong background in computational and theoretical chemistry. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for conducting research on developing and implementing new ML tools using our n-ary similarity methods. The postdoctoral associate will also be expected to mentor graduate students, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and assist funding applications.  

Our group specializes in computational and theoretical chemistry. As a member of our team, you'll be at the forefront of groundbreaking research, contributing to advancing AI and ML in a dynamic and collaborative environment. 

UF is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university with an enrollment of over 50,000 students and was ranked 6th in the country among public universities (US News and World Report 2023 rankings), and 1st among public institutions in the Wall Street Journal 2023 survey. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 150,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and within a 2-hour drive to large metropolitan areas (Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville). The beautiful climate and extensive nearby parks and recreational areas afford year-round outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and nature photography. UF’s large college sports programs, museums, and performing arts center support a range of activities and cultural events for residents to enjoy. Alachua County schools are highly rated and offer a variety of programs including magnet schools and an international baccalaureate program. Learn more about what Gainesville has to offer at Visit Gainesville.

Expected Salary: The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.
Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Chemistry

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience with clustering methods and drug design is a plus.

The successful candidate should have a strong background in computational chemistry
Experience in ML techniques and Python coding
A strong track record of publications would be an asset
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and in a team
Ability to take initiatives, set priorities, time-manage, and resolve problem

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.

A complete application includes:

  1. Your CV
  2. A cover letter detailing your relevant experience and career objectives
  3. A list of at least three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested from the references for selected applicants.

Applications will be continuously reviewed until filled.  For questions, please contact Professor Ramon Miranda Quintana (

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Health Assessment Required:  No


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