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Subject: 21.07.13 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computational Chemistry, Photochemical reactions in biomolecules, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computational Chemistry, Photochemical reactions in biomolecules, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Position Description
Performs specialized Post Doctoral work in the planning, conducting and/or supervision of original research. Responsible for participating in a research project associated with PhD studies and the interpretation of the results of publication. Work is performed under supervision of graduate faculty members with evaluation based on accomplishment of assigned objectives and overall effectiveness of project. May supervise research and student assistants.

Major/Essential Functions
The Liang Research Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University is seeking a motivated and independent postdoc to work on the multiscale simulation of photoactive proteins.

About the Projects:
Possible research topics involving studying photochemical reactions in biomolecules using the advanced electronic structure and quantum dynamics methods, and developing enhanced sampling methods for studying chemical reactions in biomolecules. The successful candidate is expected to actively discuss research progress with the PI, attend conferences to present his/her research, and publish high-quality results. Other responsibilities may include mentoring new graduate students.

Terms and Appointment:
The initial appointment will be for a period of one year, with the possibility of extension. Applications must include cover letter, description of research experiences and interests, and a full CV including list of publications and references. Applicants must also have two letters of recommendation addressed to Prof. Ruibin Liang and emailed to Ms. Donna M. Forsyth ( donna.m.forsyth-.-ttu.edu ). For questions and problems in the application procedure, please, email Donna M. Forsyth. For informal inquiries about the position itself and its research aspects, please, email Prof. Ruibin Liang ( rliang-.-ttu.edu ). The position will remain open until the appropriate candidate is hired.
For more information about the Liang Group, please visit
https://www.ruibinlianggroup.com or http://www.depts.ttu.edu/chemistry/Faculty/liang/

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or related field. Good publication record. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Research experience in at least one of the following areas: Biomolecular simulation, excited-state electronic structure calculation, quantum dynamics and mixed quantum-classical dynamics simulation, enhanced sampling method and free energy calculation, protein interactions, assembly, binding and allostery, or machine learning.
  • Knowledge of modern research practices, the methods, resources, and standards thereof. Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities. Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with other employees and the public. Ability to plan and allocate the workload of employees, providing direct training and supervision as needed.

How to apply:
Please submit your application through the link below:
https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?partnerid=25898&siteid=5635&PageType=JobDetails&jobid=639220#jobDetails=639220_5635
If the link doesn't work, you can go to https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/ , then click on the [Staff] button and search for 24735BR .



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