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Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biophysics (Posted June 24, 2018)

A postdoctoral Research Associate position in the area of Computational Biophysics will be available in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Institute of Applied Life Sciences (IALS), a fast-growing enterprise dedicated to developing the next generation of life science products and technologies to improve human health. The candidate will be able to work on a range of areas including computational method development, multi-scale simulation of biomolecules and biomoaterials, and design of novel functional peptides and molecules. For information on our current research interests and topics, please refer to our group website: http://people.chem.umass.edu/jchenlab.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, or a related field, withe extensive experience and strong publication record in biomolecular modeling and simulation. Successful applicants should also have strong background in scientific computing and statistical mechanics and display excellent general knowledge and understanding of biophysics, computation and biomolecular modeling. Experience with CUDA programming is a big plus. An ideal candidate would be technically competent, with excellent computational skills, and strong programming and scripting ability. S/He should also display exceptional motivation with a passion for science, and the ability and desire to work both independently and as part of a team.

The starting annual salary will be at least $47,500 plus benefits depending experience. Initial appointments will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for at least three years. Application materials should be sent by email to Dr. Jianhan Chen at: Please use "Computational Biophysicist 2018" as the subject line. The application materials should include: a cover letter stating interests and long-term goals, CV, and list of at least three references.

UMass Amherst is the Commonwealth's flagship campus and a top-30 public research university. It is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley (AKA: Happy Valley) of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. University of Massachusetts is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required. University of Massachusetts actively seeks diversity among its employees.


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