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Industrial Post-Doctoral Position in Molecular Dynamics and Virtual Screening

RDP Pharma AG
Padua (IT)
Closing date
19 Aug 2024

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Biomedicine, Chemistry, Computing, Health Science, Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Details

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Post-Doctoral Researcher to join our dynamic team in the field of Molecular Dynamics and Virtual Screening. The successful candidate will contribute to cutting-edge research in drug discovery and molecular simulations, with a focus on utilizing computational methods to identify potential drug candidates in collaboration with our partner company RDP Pharma AG.

Your responsibilities:
• Perform molecular dynamics simulations to investigate the behaviour of biological molecules and their interactions with ligands.
• Conduct virtual screening studies to identify potential drug candidates against specific targets.
• Analyze simulation data and virtual screening results to provide valuable insights for drug design.
• Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate computational findings with experimental data.
• Stay up to date with the latest advancements in the field and contribute to the scientific community through publications and presentations.

Your Requirements:
• Ph.D. in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Computational Biology, or a related field.
• Strong background and hands-on experience in molecular dynamics simulations and virtual screening techniques.
• Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in computational chemistry/biology (e.g., Py-thon, or similar).
• Familiarity with molecular modelling software such as OPENMM, AMBER, or CHARMM.
• Demonstrated track record of scientific achievements through publications in peer-reviewed journals.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Effective communication and collaboration abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with free energy calculations or enhanced sampling techniques.
• Knowledge of machine learning methods applied to drug discovery.
• Understanding of structural bioinformatics and protein-ligand interactions.
• Previous involvement in research projects related to drug discovery or computational chemistry.


RDP Pharma (RDP) is a privately held biotech, dedicated to the vision that their products will deliver valuable medicines to patients in need.

RDP’s leadership team and board of directors are focused on getting their products into clinical trials and addressing the unmet medical needs of patients. The team is comprised of entrepreneurs, drug development experts, and biotech veterans. Their extensive experience ensures that the right questions are asked, the right experiments conducted, and the right clinical studies implemented.

RDP develops innovative monovalent protein degrader small molecules targeting IDRs in proteins with international partners and employees from Europe, America, and Asia.

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