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Computational Biophysics Postdoc
Los Alamos National Security in
Date Posted 01/09/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled

What You Will Do

We are looking for an independent and creative individual with an excellent record to join our research efforts in modeling of complex membrane based biomolecular systems. This postdoctoral position is available to work in the field of computational biophysics in the Theoretical Biology and Biophysics Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The successful candidate will take part in any one of these projects: lipid based nanoplatforms for capture of amphiphiles, machine learning for antibiotic discovery, semi-Markovian models for conformational dynamics, role of membrane on initiation of signaling cascades, and influence of sugars in therapeutic glycoprotein designs. Expertise in any of the following techniques is preferred: all-atom and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations, multi-scale approaches, enhanced sampling methods, Markov processes and machine learning.

Please refer to or google scholar of Gnana Gnanakaranfor details

What You Need

Education: PhD in related field completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.

Note to Applicants:

For further information please contact: GNANA@LANL.GOV . This job ad was posted on Jan. 7th and will remain open until July 10th, 2021, or until position is filled.

Additional Details

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid maternity and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

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Vacancy Name: IRC83297
Organization Name T-6/Theoretical Biology And Biophysics
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Req ID: IRC83297
Category: Postdoc

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