The Vukovic group, a new group at the University of Texas at El Paso, has openings for multiple PhD students and one postdoctoral researcher starting in January 2016.
Website: http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~lvukov1/NEW/

PhD Positions in Computational Biophysical and Materials Chemistry

Applications are invited for PhD studies focused on theoretical and computational modeling of biomolecular complexes and novel hybrid nanoscale systems, operated by chemical, physical and biological principles. The candidates will learn how to use a variety of theoretical and computational methodologies, including classical molecular dynamics simulations and quantum calculations, as well as contribute to development of new parameterization schemes and enhanced sampling techniques. They will be able to write their own codes in various programming languages, and acquire many other skills. We are seeking creative and highly motivated individuals. Background in chemistry, physics or biology, and preliminary knowledge of theoretical methods used in these fields and programming is very welcome. The research will be conducted in the group of Prof. Lela Vukovic in the Chemistry Department at the University of Texas at El Paso. Collaboration with other experimental and theoretical groups is essential in our research. The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university, with a new chemistry building and a growing campus. El Paso is a large city with many opportunities for cultural, sports and outdoors events. Interested candidates should e-mail (as soon as possible) their CV and the names and contact information of several references to: Lvukov1@gmail.com Formal applicants will also need to
submit GRE (general) and TOEFL scores.

One Postdoctoral Position in Computational Biophysical Chemistry

Applications are invited for one postdoctoral researcher position focused on theoretical and computational modeling of biomolecular complexes. Candidates should have a PhD by the time of the appointment, be highly motivated, and provide evidence of scientific excellence, creativity, and vision. The position is available for candidates with interest and expertise in:
1. Development and validation of enhanced sampling methods and coarse-grained methods in molecular dynamics simulations.
2. Molecular dynamics simulations of association, binding or conformational changes in protein-nucleic acid systems.
Candidates should also have good knowledge of statistical mechanics and good programming skills. The position is available starting January 1, 2016, and will be initially for one year, with the possibility of extension to two years. Interested candidates should e-mail their CV, a cover letter, and the names and contact information of several references to: Lvukov1@gmail.com CV and cover letter should outline recent research accomplishments, the pertinent skills, and the reason for interest in the work.