Postdoc – Drug Discovery Development and Application Scientist
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 188214
The Laboratory for Biomolecular Simulation Research (http://lbsr.rutgers.edu) and Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine (https://iqb.rutgers.edu/) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a drug discovery development and application scientist at the postdoctoral level. The LBSR is directed by Professor Darrin York, and is dedicated to the development and application of innovative biomolecular simulation tools for enzyme design and drug discovery. The successful candidate will lead projects aimed at the design, implementation, testing and application of new alchemical free energy and enhanced sampling simulation methods, workflows and novel quantum and deep-learning force fields for drug discovery. These methods will combine classical, quantum mechanical and machine learning potentials that will be integrated into the AMBER Drug Discovery Boost package and ultimately into the next-generation AMBER software suite used worldwide. The postdoctoral scientist in this position is expected to not only work to pioneer next-generation methods for drug discovery at Rutgers LBSR, but also work closely with leading pharmaceutical industries both nationally and internationally. In this way, this position provides opportunities to contribute to cutting-edge technology development at Rutgers, while gaining industry exposure and experience that will help to establish a more powerful professional network.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Applicants must hold a PhD in chemistry, physics, biomedical engineering, computer science or a related area, have a deep working knowledge of theoretical/computational chemistry, and a solid publication track record.
Applications will involve use of new methods and software developed at the LBSR that has been integrated into the AMBER and AMBER Drug Discovery Boost packages.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Predominantly operates in an office environment using computer workstation and/or laptop computer, participates in both physical and virtual team meetings, and periodically attends workshops and/or conferences that entail domestic or international travel.
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