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Post-Doctoral Research Associate- Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Post-Doctoral Research Assoicte- Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology 


The Office of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee (UT) seeks applications for a Post -Doctoral Researcher.  This position will perform modeling and simulation of biological macromolecular systems in the Center for Molecular Biophysics at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This will involve calculating forces and interactions between atoms in the systems as well as molecular dynamics and related modeling and simulation algorithms to understand fundamental behavior. The systems upon which you will work will be of mutual interest to Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee.


Specific responsibilities for this position include:

    Perform modeling and simulation of biological macromolecular systemsCalculating forces and interactions between atomsSimulating algorithms to understand fundamental behavior


Minimum Required Education and Experience:

  • PhD required
  • Extensive experience in atomistic molecular biophysics of proteins
Minimum Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent working knowledge of molecular biophysics
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, and concepts of computer science
  • Analytical skills necessary to collect information from diverse sources, perform analyses, summarize, and present the information to communicate data, trends, and solve problems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask

Work experience at University of Tennessee

Additional Information

    Please attach the following electronic documents to the application: Cover letter, resume, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Biochem/Cell & Molec Biology
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 7, 2022, 2:54:17 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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