Thursday, May 10, 2012

Postdoctoral position in QM/MM at Kings College

Kings College, London

Reference Number:    R6/JRC/317/12-MC
Application Deadline:    21/05/2012

A two year Research Associate post in theoretical and computational chemistry is available in the Chemistry Department, School of Biomedical Sciences, King's College London. The successful applicant will join Edina Rosta's group using QM/MM simulations to study the reaction mechanism of phosphate hydrolysis and transfer in enzymes. The specific project is focused on QM/MM modelling of kinase activities and kinetic modelling of signalling pathways. The project will estimate kinase activities from QM/MM simulations, aiming to integrate these data into large scale kinetic network models of signalling pathways.

Candidates must be highly motivated scientists, with a Ph.D. in theoretical and computational chemistry or biological physics. Candidates with a physics background are particularly encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates would have prior experience with Linux/Unix and computational data analysis, and would have worked in at least one of the areas of (i) molecular dynamics, (ii) quantum chemistry, (iii) structural biology/homology modelling, or (iv) modelling of kinetic networks.

Salary: Grade 6, £31,020 to £37,012 plus £2,323 London Allowance per annum, depending on qualifications. Duration of appointment: fixed term for 2 years. Starting date is 1st Sept 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

For inquiries, please email Dr. Edina Rosta at Edina.Rosta at kcl.ac.uk . http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/pertra/vacancy/external/pers_detail.php?jobindex=11579
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