A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Please email your cover letter and curent CV to Prof. Heather A. Carlson: email@example.com
The University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy has a full-time opening for a research fellow in the Medicinal Chemistry Department, lab of Professor Heather A. Carlson.
The research fellow will be responsible for developing the MixMD (mixed-solvent molecular dynamics) method to map protein surfaces for binding hotspots. This will involve running molecular dynamics simulations and writing code for unique analyses. The research fellow will also assist in the Binding MOAD database project with curration of protein-ligand binding data and comparisons of protein binding sites for polypharmacology.
Preference will be given to applicants with PhDs in computational chemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, or a related area. The research fellow should have a strong background in computational chemistry, particularly molecular dynamics simulations. A good understanding of protein structures, binding sites, and biochemistry is needed. Good programming skills are required (python, perl, or C++).
Strong writing skills are highly desirable.
Working knowledge of docking and scoring applications would be a plus.
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Internal Number: 182739
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