Postdoc position: bionano interface modelling / NM properties at UCD, Ireland

EU-funded Postdoctoral opportunity at the School of Physics, University College Dublin, Ireland.

NanoCommons project is going to build a European Nanotechnology Community Informatics Platform. It aims to bridge the data and disciplinary gaps for industry and regulators. It is a collaboration of 12 European labs and two US partners.

Postdoc position: up to 3.5 years, salary from €35k p.a., start March 1 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The main task of the team is to build a database of nanomaterial (NM) properties and fill it with calculated data on common NMs to enable a prediction of NM toxicity and functionality. The particular tasks will include setting up a standalone software suite for calculation of physchem descriptors of NMs and biomolecules on a dedicated server, performing calculations of descriptors, and supporting the users of the software. The work will be done on collaboration with the existing team at UCD and with other project partners specialised in molecular modelling, statistical modelling and informatics. The duties of the successful candidate at a later stage will include working on test cases supplied by the community and instruction of users of the software.

Candidates should have a strong background in computer simulation (atomistic MD, coarse-grained MD), statistical mechanics, biophysics or soft condensed matter. Programming experience is also essential.

Applicants are requested to send a motivation letter and a CV with names of potential referees to Dr. Vladimir Lobaskin (vladimir.lobaskin@ucd.ie) by February 28, 2017.

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