Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in Computational Chemistry

Scientist Magdeburg
Structural and Cell Biology Chemistry Complex Systems

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Job Offer from July 09, 2019

The research group ‘Molecular Simulations and Design’ headed by Dr Matthias Stein is working on structure-based multiscale simulations in chemistry and biology.

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) to perform QM/MM simulations of enzymatic systems with a focus on spectroscopic observables. In close collaboration with experimental partners, advanced computational methods will be used to elucidate enzymatic reaction mechanisms by computing spectroscopic features to elucidate reaction intermediates.

We offer a full-time postdoctoral researcher position for a period of one year (starting on 1st January 2020).

We are looking for candidates with a doctorate in computational/theoretical chemistry or physics and experience with QM/MM calculations and/or biophysical simulations techniques. Experience in programming (C/C++) and methods development is highly advantageous. Successful candidates should  be  highly  motivated,  have  excellent  interpersonal  and  communication  skills,  be  able  to  work  independently,  and  favor  interdisciplinary  communication  across  disciplines  and  creative  thinking.

The Max Planck Institute in Magdeburg is performing interdisciplinary research in the area of  synthesis, analysis and control of highly complex processes in biotechnology, chemical production, and energy conversion.

Applicants should send a CV, list of publications and contact details of three potential academic referees as a single pdf file to before 1st September 2019.

We aim to increase the participation of women in research; therefore applications by women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals are especially encouraged to apply. These applicants will be given priority in the case of same qualifications. We handle applications electronically, observing the German data privacy laws. By sending the application, the applicant declares her or his consent.

Contact Information

Dr Matthias Stein
Molecular Simulations and Design Group
Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
Sandtorstrasse 1
39106 Magdeburg

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