The Shirts research group in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder is hiring an exceptional postdoctoral research associate to help develop guidelines, based on fundamental physical principles, by which short nonbiological heteropolymers with sequence specificity can fold into secondary structure elements. The candidate will also study what governs the relative stability between these allowed secondary structure elements. These initial studies will pave the way for more extensive and realistic modeling of the proposed heteropolymers, working with our experimental collaborators. This research effort is intended to build towards tools for designing human-engineered foldameric materials with a much larger range of properties and functions than occur in naturally occurring biological heteropolymers, such as proteins. This position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, physics or a related field. It requires exceptionally strong skills in statistical mechanics and molecular simulation. Other qualifications that may be of interest are Python expertise and experience with protein design algorithms. Competitive candidates will have a track record of scientific success in graduate study, creative and innovative thinking, experience working on teams, excellent writing skills, and a strong publication record.
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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below
Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.
Job Category: Faculty
Primary Location: Boulder
Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10324 - Chemical & Biological Engin
Posting Date: Jun 5, 2018
Closing Date: Ongoing
Posting Contact Name: Ana Cleves
Posting Contact Email: [email protected]
Position Number: 00652651