Postdoctoral Research Associate - Dr. Kireev's lab

    The University of North Carolina
    Chapel hill, NC

    Job Description

    Posting Information

    Position Title

    Postdoctoral Research Associate - Dr. Kireev's lab

    Vacancy ID



    SOP-CICBDD - 452101

    Position Type

    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Salary Range

    Dependent on Experience and Qualifications.


    Full Time

    If part-time, hours per week



    Proposed Start Date


    Estimated Duration of Appointment

    12 Months

    Posting Open Date


    Posting Close Date

    Open Until Filled


    Work Location

    Chapel Hill, NC

    Position Summary

    The group of Computational Biophysics and Molecular design (Kireev lab) is looking for a creative scientist to (i) develop cheminformatics and drug-design tools, (ii) perform basic research in computational biophysics, and (iii) contribute to multidisciplinary projects in the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (CICBDD). Specifically, this position will focus on the creation of high-quality in vivo chemical probes for less explored Alzheimer Disease targets that can advance understanding of the pharmacologic intervention points most likely to lead to new drugs for this disease.

    Educational Requirements

    Ph.D. degree relevant to computational chemistry/biology or in the related field.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Advanced knowledge and skills in deep learning, data processing, and structure-based approaches would be a significant advantage. Experience in statistical physics, thermodynamics, molecular simulations, chemoinformatics, and general molecular modeling will be highly appreciated. You are expected to have a broad interest in biomedical sciences. Specific skills include simulation and modeling software (Gromacs, NAMD, Shrodinger suite), programming (C++, Python, Matlab), data mining and machine learning (Pipeline Pilot, R, Matlab, Caffe). You must display outstanding motivation and commitment to research in a fast-moving and competitive field. Excellent personal skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting are essential.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

    Special Instructions

    Interested candidates apply online at, along with your CV and a list of at least three professional references with their full contact information.

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    Special Physical and Mental Requirements

    Department Contact Name and Title

    Alekya Battula, HR Consultant

    Department Contact Telephone or Email

    Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

    If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

    Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

    Applicant Documents
    Posting ID: 556638494Posted: 2020-05-21

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