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Postdoc Research Associate - Dr. Kireev's lab
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 03/01/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoc Research Associate - Dr. Kireev's lab
Vacancy ID PDS002999
Department SOP-CICBDD - 452101
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range Dependent on Experience and Qualifications.
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 02/24/2021
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.unc.edu) is one of five health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The School teaches approximately 600 PharmD students, 100 Ph.D. students, and 20 Master’s students. The School has built a reputation for its continued pursuit of excellence, rigorous education and training programs, cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, progressive pharmacy practices, efficient business operations, and its outstanding faculty, staff, and students. The School was named the number one School of Pharmacy in the U.S. by the U.S. News and World Report. The School has experienced unprecedented growth and success and continues to strategically position itself for sustained impact, as articulated in the School’s Strategic Plan (https://pharmacy.unc.edu/about/ospa/strategic-plan/)

Our vision is to be the preeminent school of the pharmacy where leaders in practice, education, and research are developed and nurtured. We are Advancing Medicine for Life through innovation and collaboration in pharmacy practice, education, research, and public service.

We seek highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals who have a Ph.D. degree relevant to computational chemistry/biology. The group of Computational Biophysics and Molecular design (Kireev lab) is looking for a creative scientist to develop and apply novel techniques for Computer-Aided Drug Design. The major focus will be on artificial intelligence, structure-based, and molecular simulation approaches. You will provide a major contribution to collaborative translational projects in the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (CICBDD). Therapeutic areas include cancer, aging, and neurologic disorders and involve innovative biomolecular targets.

Educational Requirements

Ph.D. degree in computational chemistry/biology, or related field of study.

Qualifications and Experience

Advanced knowledge and skills in deep learning, data processing, and structure-based approaches would be a significant advantage. Experience in statistical physics, thermodynamics, molecular simulations, chemoinformatics, and general molecular modeling will be highly appreciated. You are expected to have a broad interest in biomedical sciences. Specific skills include simulation and modeling software (Gromacs, NAMD, Shrodinger suite), programming (C++ or Python), data mining, and machine learning (Pipeline Pilot, R, Matlab, TensorFlow). You must display outstanding motivation and commitment to research in a fast-moving and competitive field. Excellent personal skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting are essential.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates apply online at,
https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/188932 along with your CV and a list of at least three professional references with their full contact information.

More Information on Dr. Kireev and his group’s research: http://pharmacy.unc.edu/news/directory/kireev/ or https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dmitri_Kireev

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here

Quick Link https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/188932
Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Department Contact Name and Title Alekya Battula, HR Consultant
Department Contact Telephone or Email alekya@email.unc.edu
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to equalopportunity@unc.edu.

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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