1 Post-doctoral position in Computational Chemistry is available within the Computational and Chemical Biology Research Line of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa lead by Prof. Andrea Cavalli.
The successful candidate will play a significant role in developing and applying computational approaches, such as free energy methods, to biophysical and drug discovery related issues. Eligible candidates should have a Ph.D. degree and experience in Computational Physics/Chemistry, a strong statistical mechanics background is critical. Excellent communication skills in English, as well as marked enthusiasm for research and creativity, are mandatory. The successful candidate should have substantial previous experiences in molecular dynamics, quantum mechanics, free energy methods, and enhanced sampling methods. Experience in Fortran/C/C++/python development is fundamental. Knowledge of the drug discovery process will be considered a plus, as well as the capability to understand and interpret experimental data from in vitro and in vivo pharmacological assays to molecular and structural biology.
The successful candidates will be offered a competitive package commensurate to qualifications and experience.
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