Postdoctoral researcher positions in computational chemistry / computer-aided drug design
Sort on published: 2017-06-30
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 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 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.
Up to two postdoctoral researcher positions in computational chemistry / computer-aided drug design are available from the 1st of September 2017 in Jens Carlsson’s group in the computational biology and bioinformatics programme. Jens Carlsson’s research focuses on development of methods for structure-based drug discovery and application of these techniques to discover ligands of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), often in close collaboration with experimental groups and the pharmaceutical industry. The Carlsson lab is a cross-disciplinary and international research team that is also part of the Science for Life Laboratory (http://www.scilifelab.se). Visit the group web page for more information (www.carlssonlab.org).
Duties: We are seeking up to two highly motivated researchers who will work on (1) development of new methods for structure-based drug discovery with molecular docking or (2) modeling of GPCRs with the aim to identify ligands of therapeutic targets.
Requirements: The applicants must hold a PhD degree and should have expertise in structure-based modeling of protein-ligand complexes. Experience in programming and modeling of GPCRs 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.
The application should include
- Copy of PhD certificate
- A short letter with a description of your research interests and how you could contribute to the project.
- CV with complete publication list.
- Contact information for at least two references.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: Individual salary
Starting: 2017-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 2018-08-31, with good possibility to apply for a second year.
Working hours: 100 %
For further 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 2017-07-31, UFV-PA 2017/2425
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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
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/2425
Last application date: 2017-07-31