Associate Researcher

Position Overview

The University of Kansas Computational Chemical Biology Core facility provides computational resources and expertise to enhance the productivity of researchers studying infectious diseases. This position is responsible for performing a variety of computational tasks including docking, virtual screening, molecular modeling, cheminformatics, molecular dynamic simulations, and other associated computational approaches for clients of the Computational Chemical Biology (CCB) Core facility.

Job Description

Computational Chemical Biology Research for Client Projects (80%)
  • Execute client requested computational chemical biology simulations and analyses.
  • Generate and provide professional project reports of services provided with associated data files to meet the client documentation needs with a commitment to the highest standards of scientific quality and ethics.
  • Coordinate and train clients and associated personnel on the use of computational chemical biology hardware and software.
Administration of CCB Core infrastructure (10%)
  • Assist with the maintenance of CCB laboratory infrastructure and software environment to include: installing/building software, setting up new workstations, and writing a few scripts to simplify core lab processes.
  • Maintain a record of time spent working on each project.
  • Participate in local/regional meetings in presenting the core lab posters locally at small meetings.
Public data presentation and publication(10%)
  • Co-author participation as writing the methodology sections from the reports.

Position Requirements

Job Location: On Site: Structural Biology Center

Required Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology, or related discipline OR a M.S. and 3 years of experience in computational biology.
  2. Experience with molecular modeling software and applications.
  3. Excellent written communication skills, as evidenced in application materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with molecular dynamics simulations and analyses, cheminformatics, medicinal chemistry, and/or deep learning approaches.
  2. Publications in peer-reviewed journals, proceedings, or books in subjects relevant to the CCB lab or chemical biology research.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application will include:
  • Cover letter describing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.
  • Resume
Only complete applications will be considered.
  • Review of applications begins April 26, 2024 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Shelley Sandberg;

Advertised Salary Range

$50,000 - $60,000

Work Schedule

M-F; 40 hrs per week

Application Review Begins

Friday April 26, 2024

Anticipated Start Date

Monday May 13, 2024

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  27636BR
  • Department:  Molecular Biosciences
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  26-Apr-2024

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