Monday, June 7, 2021

Postdoc - Computational Biomedicine and Drug Design


The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine - Computational Biomedicine (INM-9) at Forschungszentrum Jülich develops and uses computational methods going from multi-scale molecular simulations to bioinformatics and drug design to face the challenge of understanding the molecular basis of cellular (especially neuronal) signaling processes, in healthy and disease conditions. Because of the complexity of the systems under study, simulation approaches require massive parallel computing resources such as those available at the Jülich Supercomputing Center (JSC) at Forschungszentrum Jülich.

We are looking to recruit a

Postdoc - Computational Biomedicine and Drug Design

Your Job:

  • Design in silico compounds which may interfere with chronic-pain related pathways and neuroinflammation by using methodologies raging from molecular simulation to computer aided drug-design, cheminformatics and machine learning
  • Implementation of structural Bioinformatics approaches
  • Molecular simulation of selected targets
  • Virtual screening and identification of potential binding entity
  • Development and application of Chemoinformatic/Machine learning-based analyses
  • Free-energy calculations

Your Profile:

  • Excellent university degree (Master) in either biophysics, chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, or computer science
  • Experience with UNIX-like operating systems
  • Experience in computer-aided drug design and/or biomolecular simulation is required
  • Mathematical and programming skills (R, Python, Keras,Tensorflow)
  • Ideal prior knowledge on pathway/Systems biology or MD simulations
  • Excellent knowledge of written and oral English
  • Interactive person with good communication skills
  • Used to work in international teams

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:

  • An exciting working environment on an attractive research campus with excellent infrastructure, located between the cities of Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Aachen
  • Outstanding research and computing infrastructures in one of Europe’s largest supercomputing facilities
  • Participation in national and international conferences and workshops
  • International and interdisciplinary working atmosphere
  • Opportunities of being part of an international scientific community
  • Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development
  • Extensive company health management
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy
  • Full-time position with the option of slightly reduced working hours and 30 days of annual leave
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service

We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. The position is initially for a fixed term of 2 years, with possible long-term prospects. Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant`s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade 13 TVöD-Bund.

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

We look forward to receiving your application until 27.06.2021 via our

Questions about the vacancy?
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