Michigan State University(MSU) Research Associate-Fixed Term in East Lansing, Michigan
h3Position Summary/h3 Two Research Associate positions are available in the Feig lab in the Department of Biochemistry Molecular Biology at Michigan State University to apply computer simulation methodology, physical modeling, and machine learning approaches to the study of biological systems. Topics of current interest in the Feig lab revolve around the interaction of biomolecules in crowded cellular environments, the formation of liquid-liquid phase separated states, the modeling of chromosomal DNA, and the refinement of protein structures towards experimental accuracy. Exciting opportunities for new research projects exist in all of these areas. Duties include: Guided research in computational biophysics in any of the topics mentioned in the Job Summary. Communication of research findings in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles. Presentation of research findings at national and international conferences. Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students that participate in research with the Feig lab. Shared maintenance of Feig lab infrastructure. h3Required Degree/h3 Doctorate -Chemistry or related h3Minimum Requirements/h3 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Biophysics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or closely related disciplines High proficiency of English language in oral and written communication. Record of published peer-reviewed research articles. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 Graduate training in biophysics, physical chemistry, and structural biology. User-level familiarity of Linux operating systems Experience with at least one of the following programming languages: python, perl, C, C++, FORTRAN Experience with molecular dynamics simulations Experience with high-performance computing environments Experience with machine-learning methods h3Required Application Materials/h3 Curriculum vitae Contact information for at least three references List of peer-reviewed publications h3Website/h3 https://bmb.natsci.msu.edu/ h3MSU Statement/h3 Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.