A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN) with Dr. Tyler Luchko on an NSF project jointly funded with Dr. David A. Case at Rutgers University. The position is in the field of computational chemistry and biophysics. The work will primarily involve porting the 3D reference interaction theory (3D-RISM) of molecular solvation implemented in AmberTools to run on NVIDIA GPUs, along with applications to biomolecular systems and free energy calculations.
The work will primarily involve implementing existing implicit molecular solvent models on general-purpose graphic processing units. In addition, the employee will also apply molecular modeling methods to perform free energy, pKa, and enhanced sampling calculations related to molecular recognition.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, biophysics, theoretical or computational chemistry, or related fields. Candidates should also have
An ideal candidate will also have
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Candidates should have a strong background in statistical physics, computational science, and molecular modeling; exceptional computational skills, including parallel programming (MPI and Fortran); must possess good spoken and written communication skills; a general understanding of biophysics; experience with implicit solvent models, free energy calculations, constant pH calculations, and the AmberTools molecular modeling suite; familiarity with C and C++.
How to Apply
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Application Screening begins June 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.