Rockefeller University

Postdoctoral Associate | Laboratory of Computational Molecular Discovery

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Category
Science
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Organization Overview

The Lyu laboratory is particularly interested in molecular docking, a structure-based virtual screening method that can be used to evaluate virtual libraries of great size and diversity, followed by selection of the best-fitting molecules for synthesis and testing. With the recent availability of “make-on-demand” virtual libraries containing billions of molecules, there is a vast potential for ligand discovery. The lab is working on innovative approaches to leverage this expansive chemical space for structure-based drug design and to gain a deeper understanding of how structure and chemical space expansion can be utilized to create chemical tools for studying biology.

Overview

We are seeking enthusiastic and dedicated postdocs to join our dynamic and growing lab. If you are passionate about computer-aided drug design, we invite you to become a part of our team. Our lab values collaboration, mentorship, diversity, and fun, and we strive to foster a positive culture within our scientific endeavors. We welcome new ideas from our team members. If you are ready to take the next step in your scientific career and make a meaningful impact in the field, apply now to join us in our mission to push the boundaries of research. More research can be found https://lyulab.org/research/

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include contributing to ongoing molecular docking research in the lab. Our current research priorities include:

  1. Developing new molecular docking algorithms
  2. Test these new algorithms on underexplored targets with potential therapeutic values
  3. Developing computational tools for the generation of new chemogenetic tools to study various biology

Qualifications

PhD required, preferably in a field related to theoretical or computational chemistry, chemistry, biophysics or a related discipline. 

 

Preferred:

  • Strong background in computational chemistry and HPC computing
  • Strong background in molecular docking and protein structural modeling
  • Strong programming skills and analytic abilitie

 

The Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on various factors, including but not limited to organizational budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The hiring range provided represents The Rockefeller University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $70,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $70,000.00/Yr.

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