Postdoc in Membrane and Protein modeling

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

ID: 7069929
Posted: September 17, 2020

Job Description

Two postdoctoral positions are open in the field of Biophysics at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI.

Position 1) Multiscale Modeling of Molecular Diffusion. This position will focus on applying molecular dynamics simulations, enhanced sampling methods, and other modeling tools on exciting research projects related to drug diffusion. Professor Y. Mindy Huang of the Department of Physics and Astronomy will be the primary mentor, and the projects will closely collaborate with experimentalists. An ideal candidate would have substantial background in molecular modeling. Experience with high performance computing service is a plus. Candidates with experience in or desire to learn machine learning are especially welcome.

Position 2) Membrane Biophysics of Lipid Droplets. This position will focus on the membrane properties (i.e., shape, and tension) involved in lipolysis as part of a collaboration between the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics at Wayne State University. This research includes computational and experimental approaches in the laboratories of Professors Christopher V. Kelly, Y. Mindy Huang, and James G. Granneman. Competitive candidates will bring and develop expertise in fluorescence, molecular dynamics simulations, or cell biology. The specific tasks and mentorship plan for the fellow will be formulated based on their interests and ambitions.

Candidates for either position should send their curriculum vitae, a personal statement, and the contact information for references via email to Applicants should have a recent Ph.D., expertise in a related field, and aspirations to increase the breadth and depth of their research in a collaborative project.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered. The initial appointment will be for 12 months. Additional 12-month extensions will be available based on performance.
Wayne State University is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars. Wayne State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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