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post-doctoral position Computational (Bio)Physics - University of LisbonPosted by: University of Lisbon
Posted date: Apr-02-2017
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
A post-doctoral position will be available from May 2017 for a period of 24 months to work in simulations of protein folding and aggregation with Patricia Faisca at the University of Lisbon.
Work will focus on an interdisciplinary project targeted at studying the physical basis of dialysis related amyloidosis and will combine theoretical predictions from molecular simulations with experimental verification via AFM experiments (Mário Rodrigues). This project is part of a long term collaboration between the group of Patrícia Faísca (Department of Physics and BioISI Institute, University of Lisbon, PORTUGAL) and the group of Eugene Shakhnovich (Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University).
The successful candidate will be part of the Physics of Biological Systems group (http://bioisi.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/node/21 ) and will also be affiliated with the Magnetic Nanosystems Group (http://bioisi.campus.ciencias.ulisboa.pt/node/22), both at the BioISI Institute.
Applicants should have a PhD in physics (preferred) or theoretical chemistry. Candidates with experience in C/C++ programming and knowledge of computational statistical physics and / or experience in molecular simulation will be preferred.
The amount of the scholarship amounts to € 1.495 (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores). The fellowship holder will have a personal accident insurance and, if not covered by any social protection scheme can ensure the right to social security through adherence to the voluntary social insurance scheme, pursuant to "Código dos Regimes Contributivos do Sistema Previdencial de Segurança Social". The fellowship will be paid monthly by bank transfer.
To apply please send a detailed CV, motivation letter and two reference letters to bioisidirectorfc.ul.pt (CC: pffaiscafc.ul.pt).
Candidates will be assessed by the quality of their CV (70%) and experience in the required methodologies (20%) and an interview (through Skype for non-residents) (10%).