Two researcher positions in computational chemistry/computer-aided drug design
Sort on published: 2017-02-24
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology is one of the most international, broad and distinguished biomolecular departments in Europe, comprising six research programs covering subjects such as bioinformatics, microbiology, and biophysics.
Two positions are available from the 1st of April 2017 in Jens Carlsson’s group in the computational biology and bioinformatics programme. Jens Carlsson’s research focuses on development of methods for computer-aided drug design and G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The GPCR superfamily constitutes the largest group of human membrane proteins and plays key roles in physiological processes. The Carlsson group uses structure-based modeling to design ligands of these pharmaceutically important targets, often in close collaboration with experimental groups and the pharmaceutical industry. The Carlsson lab is a young and international research team that recently joined the department and is also part of the Science for Life Laboratory (http://www.scilifelab.se). Visit the group web page for more information (www.carlssonlab.org).
Job description: We are seeking two highly motivated researchers who will work on development of new methods for computer-aided drug design and modeling of GPCRs using a wide range of computational techniques (molecular dynamics simulations, homology modeling, molecular docking).
Qualifications: The applicant must hold a PhD degree relevant to the research project and should also have expertise in at least two of the following areas: protein structure prediction, molecular docking, molecular dynamics simulations, structure-based drug design. Experience in modeling of GPCRs and programming is preferred, but not required. Good English language skills and the ability to work in a team are required. Personal suitability will receive special attention in the selection process.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
The period of employment is initially one year.
Starting date: April 1st or as agreed upon.
The application should include:
- A short letter with a description of your research interests and how you could contribute to the project.
- CV with complete publication list.
- Copy of PhD certificate.
- Contact information for at least two references.
For information about the position, please contact Jens Carlsson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 072 227 7976)
You are welcome to submit your application no later than March 24th 2017,UFV-PA 2017/550
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/550
Last application date: 2017-03-24