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Post doc in Computational and macromolecule interactions

B.C. 70808

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) with its headquarters in Genoa (Italy) is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy's technological competitiveness. Our research areas cover scientific topics of high innovative content representing the most advanced frontiers of modern technology, with wide application opportunities in various fields ranging from medicine to industry, from computer science to robotics, life sciences and nanobiotechnology.

IIT has created an IIT-Network of centers within Italian research institutions based in Lecce, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Turin, Parma, Trento and Rome.

The Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare at CRIB (CABHC@CRIB; Naples, Italy) uses cutting edge technologies to engineer biologically inspired material platforms for applications in the biomedical sector.

Application is now open for a post-doctoral research position in computational and macromolecule interactions. The research activity is part of "BERSAGLI – Bersagli, sonde e segnali in terapia diagnostica - POR Campania FESR 2007/2013 O.O. 2.1 - CUP B25C13000310007- ID SMILE 022" project granted by Regione Campania and included in TENS platform at CABHC@CRIB in Naples.

The successful candidate will be working in the laboratory of IIT@CRIB on the computational aspect of macromolecules interactions with close connection with biophysical methods such as NMR and/or SAXS. He/she will be involved in a challenging project and will develop new approaches to combine experimental methods with advanced molecular dynamics sampling methods (free energy calculations) in the context of macromolecules interactions to better understand the thermodynamic of polymers and polymer mixtures.

He/she will develop advanced acquisitions and analysis techniques for gradient diffusion approaches, for which in-depth knowledgeof the thermodynamic of polymer is required.

The successful candidate is a highly motivated researcher with a desire to begin an independent career based on the above identified subjects.

He/she has a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemical, Materials or Biomedical Engineering or a related field. He/she has a high-quality expertise in standard computational methods. To this end, skills in physics and informatics with knowledge of some scripting and/or programming languages (e.g. Matlab, python, C, C++) are fundamental. Knowledge of some molecular dynamics packages (e.g. AMBER, GROMACS, ACEMD, NAMD) and statistical physics will be preferred.

Please note that candidates having different scientific backgrounds shall be anyway considered.

Interested applicants should submit their CV electronically outlining experience and qualifications, list of publications, a statement of research interests and plans and names of at least two referees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting “Computational and macromolecule interactions” in the e-mail subject.

Please apply before July 16, 2015.

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