King's College London

Research Associate in Computational Chemistry

Reference: THW/18/059639/000416
Salary Details: Grade 6, £33,518 - £35,550 per annum
Allowances: Plus £2,923 per annum
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work on a BBSRC funded position in the laboratory of Dr Antoni Borysik in the Department of Chemistry.

The project aims are to develop and expand on new computational methods to model the isotope exchange behaviour of proteins and protein assemblies in order to elucidate their 3D structures. The successful applicant will benefit from an interdisciplinary environment working alongside chemists and structural biologists.
Our approach is to reconstruct experimental datasets for proteins based on outputs obtained for hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS). The incumbent will develop existing computational pipelines to simulate the HDX-MS behaviour of proteins from their atomic structures. The position is suitable for an innovative individual able to pioneer these methods and promote them to the broader scientific community.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in computational chemistry or related discipline with essential experience in a range of programming languages including Python and MATLAB. Experience with software development is desirable as is some knowledge of protein structure. Familiarity with machine learning approaches, molecular modelling or molecular dynamics is desired but not essential.

This post will be Fixed Term Contract for 24 months.

This is a Full-time post.

The selection process will include a presentation and panel interview
Interviews are scheduled to be held the week commencing: 7th May 2018.

Closing date: 25 April 2018

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