Texas A&M University (TAMU)

Postdoctoral research associate: molecular dynamics simulations of protein-lipid systems

Texas A&M University (TAMU)

College Station, TX, United States

Position description:

A postdoctoral position is available starting July 2019 in Dr. Tatyana Igumenova’s laboratory at Texas A&M University, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. The project will use atomistic Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations to uncover the molecular mechanisms of protein recruitment to membranes. The focus will be specifically on protein systems that are involved in signal transduction at the membrane surface. Computer simulations will be steered by the available experimental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) data. This position is ideal for applicants with extensive experience in computational techniques who would like to learn how to synergistically combine computational and experimental approaches to achieve atomic-level description of biomolecular systems.

Highly desirable skills include: direct experience with using GROMACS software for simulation of large biomolecular systems; experience in using Python for scientific software programming; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, biochemistry, or a related field. Salary is commensurate with experience. The applicants should send their CV, the names of three referees, and representative publications to tigumenova@tamu.edu.

Texas A&M, one of the largest universities in the USA, has more than 65,000 students from all 50 states and 124 countries, a multibillion-dollar endowment ranked 4th among public universities, and a top 20 research enterprise. College Station/Bryan is a Sun Belt metropolitan area with nearly 180,000 residents. It is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country, yet retains a low cost of living with easy access to major Texas cities. Texas A&M University is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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Postdoctoral research associate: molecular dynamics simulations of protein-lipid systems