[phenixbb] Several postdoc opportunities, Shanghai University
pafonine at lbl.gov
Mon May 18 07:20:19 PDT 2015
Posted on behalf of Prof. Ren Wei and Jeffrey Reimers.
*Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Quantum Refinement of Protein X-ray
Crystallographic Structures and related work in Biophysics,
Biochemistry, Biomaterials, Chemistry, and Soft Condensed Matter***
Shanghai University (http://www.shu.edu.cn) isseeking multiple
outstanding postdoctoral researchers to be part of the newly created
International Centre for Quantum and Molecular Structure (ICQMS).
Parallel Adjoint Appointments at The University of Technology, Sydney
Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, will also be available.
Most available positions relate to the core project of ICQMS: the
development of codes for automatic quantum refinement of protein
crystallographic structures. For these positions, previous experience
at the PhD or post-doctoral level in the simulation of protein structure
is essential. This could involve mastering of quantum-chemical
software, molecular dynamics methods, statistical mechanics theories, or
protein structure refinement. Positions are available for both software
users and methods developers.
ICQMS also has a wider view, considering the determination of protein
function and spectroscopy, especially for photosynthetic proteins,
understanding the effects of solvation and environment on molecular
properties, quantum dynamics and coherence in proteins, understanding
order/disorder transitions, the fundamental role played by entropy in
controlling protein structure, the properties of biomaterials such as
cement, general self-assembly processes such as organic self-assembled
monolayer formation and properties, and the properties of bulk materials.
A position is also available concerning the development and application
for GPUs of Hartree-Fock theory or Density-Functional Theory or
All positions require a PhD in Chemical Physics, Quantum Chemistry,
Computational Biochemistry, Crystallography, or related disciplines.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are
essential. Proven independence is also essential. Candidates that
have contributed to scientific-community activities and/or teaching
innovation will be considered favourably, as will those that have
contributed independently to multidisciplinary team projects.
Shanghai University is a well funded, internationally connected, rapidly
raising University with a strong profile in Material Science, and indeed
under the direction of University President Prof. H. J. Luo is a central
player in the extensive Chinese Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)
Project. ICQMS extends this vision into mainstream chemical and
Adjunct Appointments at the University of Technology Sydney will allow
each Postdoctoral Fellow to spend 6 months doing joint research in
Sydney with UTS staff. Shanghai University and The University of
Technology Sydney have a 20-year history of close collaboration,
including the joint Smart Cities Institute and the Sydney Institute of
Language and Commerce. This collaboration also includes the dual PhD
degree program between the two universities.
The negotiable anticipated start date is 2015 between August and December.
The positions are available for two years and renewable subject to a
Shanghai University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all persons are
encouraged to apply. Applicants should send their curriculum vitae
including lists of publications, summaries of their research interests,
lists of prizes and awards, summaries of any teaching, community service
or administrative experience, and have three reference letters sent
yarulove2006 at shu.edu.cn <mailto:yarulove2006 at shu.edu.cn>.
Further information can be obtained from:
ICQMS Director: Jeffrey Reimers reimers at shu.edu.cn
<mailto:Jeffrey.Reimers at shu.edu.cn> or
ICQMS Deputy Director: Wei REN renwei at shu.edu.cn
<mailto:renwei at shu.edu.cn>
Closing Date: 2015 December 31^st , or until all positions are filled.
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