2 Postdoctoral researcher positions in computational chemistry
Sort on published: 2016-01-15
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 Medicinal Chemistry conducts research and teaching in the field of drug discovery. More information about the department and its activities can be found at www.ilk.uu.se. The Department has a total of about 85 employees.
Two postdoc positions are available in Associate Professor Jens Carlsson’s group at the department of Medicinal Chemistry. The goal of the Carlsson lab’s research is to use molecular modeling to study protein-ligand interactions, focusing in particular on G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) superfamily constitutes the largest group of human membrane proteins and plays key roles physiological processes. There has been a rapid increase of structural information for GPCRs during the last years. The Carlsson lab uses atomic-resolution modeling to understand receptor function and to design ligands of these pharmaceutically important targets, often in close collaboration with experimental groups. The Carlsson lab is a young and international research team that recently joined Uppsala University and is also part of the Science for Life Laboratory (http://www.scilifelab.se/). See the group web page for more information: www.carlssonlab.org
We are seeking two highly motivated postdoctoral research fellows who will work on modeling of GPCRs using a wide range of computational techniques (molecular dynamics simulations, homology modeling, molecular docking) to design ligands and to study receptor function.
The applicant must hold a PhD degree, which cannot be more than three years old. The applicant should also have expertise in programming/scripting and experience from at least two of the three areas: protein structure prediction, molecular docking, molecular dynamics simulations. Previous experience in 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 period of employment is initially one year, which can be extended to two years.
The application must be submitted online. The application should include a short letter with research interests/expertise, CV, degree diploma, and contact information for at least two references.
Pay: Individual salaries
Starting: As soon as possible
For further information about the position please contact:
Jens Carlsson, 018-471 4318, firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2015-02-07, UFV-PA 2015/3661
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Medicinal Chemistry
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2015/3661
Last application date: 2016-02-07