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Position: Research Fellow in Biomedical Molecular Dynamics for Drug Discovery
Institution: University College London
Department: Chemistry
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work with Professor Peter Coveney in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The successful candidate will join a very active inter-disciplinary group in the Centre for Computational Science, working on projects in fields ranging from condensed matter physics and chemistry to life sciences and medicine
Requirements: A PhD degree (or near to being awarded a PhD) in Biomolecular Dynamics as used to perform free energy and related calculations of ligand-protein binding is essential, as is extensive experience with high performance computing. The postholder must have experience performing free energy calculations using both the ESMACS and TIES methods, and experience working with both NAMD and OpenMM molecular dynamics engines. They must also have some experience of working with COVID-19 protein targets, and have experience running such free energy calculations in an automated manner on ultra-high end hardware on the path toward the emerging exascale. Experience with use of GPU architectures is also a requirement
   
Text: Research Fellow in Biomedical Molecular Dynamics for Drug Discovery, - Ref:1871884 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Chemistry Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £35,965 to £43,470 per annum Duties and Responsibilities Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to work with Professor Peter Coveney in the Department of Chemistry at University College London. The successful candidate will join a very active inter-disciplinary group in the Centre for Computational Science, working on projects in fields ranging from condensed matter physics and chemistry to life sciences and medicine. This post will involve the development of molecular models to support computer-based drug discovery and to investigate the biophysical and biochemical origins of drug resistance in pathologies such as HIV, cancer, and antimicrobial resistance, using established molecular dynamics codes such as NAMD and OpenMM. A key element of the approach is the development and use of automated workflows to assist in the rapid, accurate, precise and reproducible determination of binding affinities running on a range of ultra-high-end supercomputers, including Summit, number one in the Top500 list of supercomputers worldwide. The postholder will work closely with a large number of international projects across Europe and USA, and with collaborating industrial (pharma/biotech) and public sector partners who have an interest in exploiting our approaches in industry and healthcare. The post is funded by the European Commission and is available from 1 October 2020, for a period of 24 months initially. Key Requirements A PhD degree (or near to being awarded a PhD) in Biomolecular Dynamics as used to perform free energy and related calculations of ligand-protein binding is essential, as is extensive experience with high performance computing. The postholder must have experience performing free energy calculations using both the ESMACS and TIES methods, and experience working with both NAMD and OpenMM molecular dynamics engines. They must also have some experience of working with COVID-19 protein targets, and have experience running such free energy calculations in an automated manner on ultra-high end hardware on the path toward the emerging exascale. Experience with use of GPU architectures is also a requirement. Please note, appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B (salary £31,479 to £33,194 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis. Further Details A Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof Peter Coveney (p.v.coveney@ucl.ac.uk). Any queries on the application process can be directed to Judith James j.k.james@ucl.ac.uk. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. Closing Date 16 Oct 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. Job Description & Person Specification Apply Now
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