We are always looking for talented individuals to work with us!
OPEN TECHNICIAN POSITIONS
RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (NYC)
Are you someone with a life/physical sciences degree eager to assist research to design new therapeutics for cancer and other diseases using robots and cutting-edge computing technology? Enthusiastic about working alongside scientists that integrate computation and experiment to push the boundaries of rational drug design? Then come join us!
The Chodera lab is looking to hire a talented wet lab technician to help us maximize our ability to make the most of the unique technological resources at our disposal.
We're looking for someone with:
Life, physical sciences, or engineering BS/BA degree
strong organizational skills
who can commit to work at least 2 years with the Chodera Lab
most importantly, an unbounded enthusiasm for SCIENCE!
And the following:
experience with bacterial protein expression, purification and related molecular biology skills
eagerness to learn about (or previous experience with) laboratory robotics and automation
Experience with wet lab maintenance or coding skills (especially Python) is a huge plus!
Your responsibilities in Chodera Lab will include:
Developing and testing robotic lab automation protocols
Bacterial cloning, protein expression and purification
Instrument maintenance (performing routine simple maintenance tasks and coordinating with instrument vendors for service)
Upkeep of wet lab (orders, inventory and waste management)
Organizing wet and dry labs to keep everything running smoothly
Cell free protein expression and fluorescence based protein-ligand binding assays
In the Chodera lab, you will:
work in the basic science arm of a world-class cancer research institute
work alongside amazing postdoc and graduate students that integrate computation and experiment
become an integral part of several projects that push the boundaries of rational drug design
learn the ins and outs of our whole wet lab automation system
run assays and coordinate with instrument vendors for service
delve into data analysis and lab infrastructure with Python
help blog about exciting science going on in the lab
Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS
OPEN FORCE FIELD INITIATIVE - CONSORTIUM SPONSORED POSTDOC (FLEXIBLE LOCATION)
The Open Force Field Initiative is seeking a talented postdoctoral fellow to work on the development of modern toolkits and new methods for building next-generation molecular mechanics force fields. The position is supported by the Open Force Field Consortium, which is administered by the Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) and funded by an alliance of pharmaceutical and biotech companies aiming to advance the state of force fields for biomolecular simulation and design through an open collaborative effort.
The Open Force Field Initiative is a multi-investigator collaboration that aims to build new, quantitatively accurate molecular mechanics force fields supported by a modern software infrastructure, built on principles of open source, open data, and open science. More about their scientific goals and plans can be found in the Executive Summary or Open Force Field Roadmap.
Experience with the theory and practice of atomistic biomolecular simulation using molecular mechanics force fields
Comfortable with the Python programming language
Exposure to modern open source software development practices (GitHub, unit tests, continuous integration)
Good multidisciplinary teamwork and communication skills
Bonus qualifications (nice to have, but not required!):
Experience with force field parameter fitting for small organic molecules
Experience with quantum chemical calculations in general, and psi4 in particular
Experience with high-performance computing clusters and/or cloud computing
Knowledge of organic chemistry
Experience with the open-source GPU-accelerated molecular simulation Python library OpenMM
Experience with probabilistic programming languages (e.g. PyMC, tensorflow.Probability, Pyro) and/or machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow
Experience with cheminformatics or computer-aided drug discovery
Location: Choice of location is flexible, with potential sites including the participating investigator laboratories: Michael K. Gilson (UCSD, La Jolla, CA), John D. Chodera (MSKCC, New York City, NY), Lee-Ping Wang (UCD, Davis, CA), David L. Mobley (UCI, Irvine, CA), or Michael R. Shirts (University of Colorado, Boulder, CO).
Appointment: The initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for extension to multiple years to focus on other aspects of force field science and engineering. Position is pending final approval of funding.
Open Force Field Initiative: To find out more about the Open Force Field Initiative, visit http://openforcefield.org.
Interested candidates should send an application to email@example.com with the subject line “Postdoc application” that includes:
• a cover letter explaining your motivation, background, and qualifications for the position
• a detailed Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications)
• contact information of two references