We have a postdoctoral opening in theoretical and computational nanoscale and biophysical science. You will support interdisciplinary efforts to develop measurement approaches for a range of biophysical systems, including DNA self- assembly, vibrational energy transport in biomolecules, and ion channel function. As part of a highly-collaborative team, you will work in close contact with experimental groups, affording the opportunity to put theory into practice. Experience of particular interest include:
• Computational methods for simulating atomistic biomolecular dynamics • Analytical and numerical techniques for simulating chemical kinetics • Expertise in the properties of biomolecules and structure-function relationships
You will work at the NIST Physical Measurement Laboratory under mentorship of Group Leader Michael Zwolak and have the opportunity to:
• Develop novel theoretical and computational frameworks for biomolecular simulation • Gain experience with model building, validation, and uncertainty quantification • Receive one-on-one career and professional development mentoring • Access professional development opportunities • Participate in NIST leadership groups, such as ANHA (Association of NIST Hispanic Americans), PEAR (Postdoctoral and Early-career Association of Researchers), and WiSTEM (Women in STEM) • Present at national and international professional conferences • Publish in prestigious journals
Requirements: • PhD. in Physics, Chemistry, or a closely related field • Demonstrated ability to carry out independent and collaborative research in computational physics at the atomistic scale
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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