The Laboratory for Biomolecular Simulation Research (http://lbsr.rutgers.edu) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking an application scientist to apply new multiscale molecular simulation methods to problems of biocatalysis and drug discovery. The main project areas involve the study of mechanisms of RNA catalysis, prediction of binding free energies of ligands and drugs, and analysis of the structure and stability of molecular crystals. Applications will involve use of new methods and software developed at the LBSR that has been integrated into well established molecular simulation software packages such as AMBER, CHARMM and OpenMM. Applicants must hold a PhD in chemistry or a related area, have a deep working knowledge of theoretical/computational chemistry, and a strong publication and software development track record. Research experience in the following areas are particularly encouraged: RNA structure and dynamics, ribozyme mechanisms, ligand binding, and crystal simulations. Proficiency in the application of molecular simulation and quantum chemistry methods is required, and high-performance computing experience is desirable. Strong written and oral communication skills in English, as well as the ability to work independently and prepare scientific manuscripts is required. Applicants will be considered at the postdoctoral, research associate/assistant professor and Junior Fellows level based on level of experience. For Junior Fellow positions, applicants must have relevant postdoctoral experience and provide a 1-page description of their career goals.
Home Location Campus: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficiency in the application of molecular simulation and quantum chemistry methods is required, and high-performance computing experience is desirable. Strong written and oral communication skills in English, as well as the ability to work independently and prepare scientific manuscripts is required.
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