Fellow (Post Doc) - Anatomy and Physiology

Location
Kansas
Posted
Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
General Description of Position: The Department of Anatomy and Physiology is seeking applicants for a Fellow (Post Doc). The purpose of this position is to support the research goals of the Comer Group through performing computational studies of molecular systems. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Job Description: This position is responsible for the design, execution, and analysis of molecular dynamics simulations and free-energy calculations. The employee will be tasked with writing computer code to assemble computational models of biomolecular/nanotechnological systems and analyze the results of the simulations. The employee will also be required to manage the running of simulations, troubleshooting errors and checking for correct output. Other duties include the writing of manuscripts for publication based on scientific results, as well as developing talks and posters to present their results. Required Minimum Qualifications: Employee must have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in a science or engineering field and research experience in life sciences, physics, chemistry, mathematics or computer science.  Preferred Qualifications: Experience in performing molecular simulations, especially those including biomolecules. Experience using academic-grade molecular simulation (NAMD, Gromacs, Amber, CHARMM, or LAMMPS) and visualization software (Pymol or VMD) is preferred. Previous programming experience is also desirable, for example in Python, Perl, Tcl, Bash, C++, Java, R, etc.  Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.    Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.    Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.