Postdoctoral Research Scholar (Computational Structural Biology)
School of Molecular Sciences/College of Health Solutions, ASU
The Structural Biology group of Dr. Judith Klein-Seetharaman (https://isearch.asu.edu/profile/3955172) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the area of computational structural biology with a special focus on protein-lipid and lipid-lipid interactions. The Postdoc will be working in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, and will take a leadership role in developing computational models of the effects of oxidative damage of lipids including truncation on lipid droplet, lipid bilayer and lipid-protein interactions. In addition the Postdoc will assist an NSF-, NIH-, foundation- and pharmaceutical industry-funded international team, will be exposed to many research topics associated with structure, function, dynamics and interactions of biomolecules, and will have the opportunity to start new projects. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with experimentalists inside and outside of the Klein-Seetharaman lab, providing an opportunity to increase the impact of computational predictions through experimental validation.
Priority will be given to candidates with experience working with molecular dynamics simulations, lipid structure, coarse grained modeling and analysis of computational results in the context of experimental data as demonstrated through publications and references.
The initial appointment is made on a fiscal year (12-month), full-time basis with subsequent annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and availability of resources. This position is a benefits-eligible appointment with no tenure implications. Applications are reviewed upon receipt until the position is filled.
Candidate expected duties will include: scientific excellence, project management, meeting coordination and leadership, research design and implementation, data analyses, report/manuscript preparation, training and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, identifying, coordinating, and leading the writing of research proposals and seeking future funding, efficient communication with outside collaborators, and coordinating among team members.
- Minimum Qualifications:
- Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics or Allied and/or Interdisciplinary discipline
- Hands-on experience with molecular dynamics simulations
- Proficient in biomolecular structure analysis and visualization
- Fluent in at least one computer programming language
- Desired Qualifications:
- Interest in oxidative damage to biological systems
- Prior computational or experimental work with lipids
- Hands-on experience with modeling lipid droplet and/or lipid bilayer structure and dynamics
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Hands on experience with large datasets and data analysis and integration
- Experience with mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
- Experience in project management, team leadership, and effective communications
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Submit the following materials in a combined pdf file with the subject line “Postdoc Application” to: Judith.Klein-Seetharaman@asu.edu
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Cover letter: Outline research experience, professional trajectory, and fit for the position
3. References: Names and contact information for three references
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