Un grupo de investigación de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela ofrece financiación para 4 años para realizar un doctorado en simulación computacional de dinámica molecular. Los interesados deben enviar un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org con subject "PhD_ComputatChem1".
RESUMENThe research groups of Dr. J. Montenegro (ERC-Starting Grant) and Dr. R. García-Fandiño (Ramon y Cajal Researcher) are seeking for a Doctoral candidate with strong interest in the field of Computational Molecular Dynamics Simulations of supramolecular functional assemblies. This is an excellent opportunity to join a cutting-edge research in Computational Chemistry and Chemical Biology and to work within the framework of international projects funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and the Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP). The general aim of the project is to understand, by means of Molecular Dynamics Simulations supported by experimental results, the topological and structural motifs that govern the membrane translocation of peptides and proteins, and to understand the basic principles behind the formation of the complex networks of nanofibers of the cellular cytoskeleton.
DescriptionApplying emerging computational methodologies, such as Coarse-Grained-Molecular Dynamics (CG-MD) and All-atom-Molecular Dynamics (AA-MD) MD accelerated with GPUs, different supramolecular architectures including applications in cellular delivery, molecular encapsulation and controlled delivery will be investigated.
The candidate will incorporate to an interdisciplinary group that actually combines a strong computational approach in the field membrane systems, with biochemical and biophysical characterization techniques of membrane penetrating and bioactive molecules as well as the polymerization and cross-linking of nanofibers in confined systems as cytoskeleton mimics.
RequirementsWe seek outstanding individuals with initiative, creativity and team-working ability and with a diploma in Chemistry, Physics or Bioinformatics.
Programming experience will be highly considered. Good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English are essential.