Postdoc opportunity at Georgia Tech
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the lab of James C. Gumbart, Department of Physics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. The successful candidate will carry out theoretical and computational investigations into one or more topics related to molecular biology, employing advanced simulation methods, primarily all-atom classical molecular dynamics. Research in the lab is focused on large-scale bacterial structures and systems including, but not limited to, signaling in chemoreceptor arrays, growth and mechanics of the cell wall, outer membrane transport, and protein synthesis and localization. Experience with molecular dynamics simulations is required, and knowledge of free-energy techniques, membrane proteins, quantum chemical calculations, and/or enzymatic reactions is preferred. The candidate is also expected to be familiar with Unix. Projects will be tailored to the interests and abilities of the successful candidate, but a strong desire to carry out research at the interface of physics, chemistry, and biology is a must.
The position will start as early as January 2013 and is for one year (renewable). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, brief statement of research experiences and interests, and a list of three references to Prof. James C. Gumbart at gumbart_at_physics.gatech.edu. The Georgia Institute of Technology, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.