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Date: Fri Sep 7 09:57:17 2018
Subject: 18.09.07 One researcher position in Computational Chemistry at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
One researcher position in Computational Chemistry - [ Researcher ]
Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 20/08/2018 - Expires on: 15/11/2018
One position as Researcher in Computational Chemistry applied to biomolecular systems and functionalized 
nanoparticles of pharmaceutical relevance is available in the Molecular Modeling and Drug Discovery Research Line at 
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia.

The open position is for candidates with extensive experience in the broad field of computational modeling 
and simulation, including the following areas: MD simulations and enhanced sampling methods (e.g., metadynamics), QM 
and QM/MM calculations for catalysis, and structure-based drug design (Docking, virtual screening, FEP calculations, 
etc). Experience in method development, programming and scripting abilities are highly desirable.

Ideally, the candidate will be the most senior member of the computational group and will have his/her own research 
projects to conduct. He/she must be a team player, who possesses a lively sense of scientific curiosity. He/she must 
still be interested in mastering new computational methods, as required. At the same time, he/she must be willing and 
capable to help young students and postdocs in the lab, in their daily operations and technical trouble shooting. Targets 
of interest in the lab include membrane-bound proteins, ion channels and transporters, DNA and RNA processing 
enzymes, and other metalloproteins of pharmaceutical interest. The group includes also members working in the wet-lab 
performing medicinal chemistry and molecular biology. Importantly, this experimental part is fully integrated with the 
computational studies for drug discovery, which has already generated a few advanced patented classes of compounds 
for cancer and neurological disorders. There is also an exciting new research line on the computational design and 
characterization of functionalized nanoparticles, in collaboration with outstanding experimental labs.

In summary, the candidate will play a key role in our research work centered on multiscale molecular modeling to 
understand function and inhibition of pharmaceutically relevant enzymes and functionalized nanoparticles. He/she will 
work in close contact with other computational chemists, as well as medicinal chemists and experimentalists in a 
cutting-edge research environment with state-of-the-art instrumentations, computer power, and labs.

Thus, he/she must possess a PhD in chemistry, physics, or related disciplines, being an outstanding and highly-
motivated scientist with a strong record of research productivity.

Successful candidate will be offered a competitive package commensurate to qualifications and experience.

Please send your application to applications(~)iit.it quoting Researcher Position in Computational Chemistry 
CB 74641 in the e-mail subject. Your application must including a detailed CV, a research statement and 3 
representative publications. Candidates must also request three reference letters to be sent directly in PDF 
format to applications(~)iit.it  by the referees. Please apply before November 15, 2018.

IIT was established in 2003 and successfully created a large-scale infrastructure in Genova and a network of 10 
state-of-the-art laboratories countrywide with an international staff of about 1100 people from more than 50 countries. 
IIT's research endeavour focuses on high-tech and innovation, representing the forefront of technology with possible 
application from medicine to industry, computer science, robotics, life sciences and nano-biotechnologies.

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

 

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