Job vacancies

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Research Associate, Entropy in binding free energy calculations (Montreal, Canada)
A two-year Research Associate position is expected to be available towards the end of this year in the group of Dr. Enrico O. Purisima at the Biotechnology Research Institute of the National Research Council of Canada in Montreal. The project is centred on a critical study of methods for estimating the entropic contribution to binding free energies from computer simulations. The work will involve an assessment of current techniques as well as the development of novel computational approaches.

For further information and details of how to apply, click here.

PhD studentships available at Southampton
PhD studentships available in the Systems and Synthetic Biology Modelling group at Southampton (Dr Syma Khalid). Projects available in the general area of simulation of biological molecules and biomolecular assemblies. These include studentships through the Complex Systems Simulation Doctoral Training Centre ( Please see the attached for further details and/or contact Dr Syma Khalid at S.Khalid [@]

PhD position available in Barcelona, Spain
A PhD position is available in the group of Dr Ramon Crehuet, part of the Theoretical and Computational Chemistry group of the IQAC in Barcelona (Spain). The project is on the topic of Coupling of enzyme dynamics and catalysis and includes method development and study of the NAG kinase family and class II aldolases.

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Two postdoctoral positions in Molecular Modelling
Two postdoc positions are available in the research group of Prof Ivaylo Ivanov at the Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia (US). Based in the department of Chemistry the postdoc positions will use molecular modelling to investigate the mechanisms of DNA replication and maintenance of genomic integrity with relevance to cancer and degenerative diseases.

Further information about these positions including details of how to apply can be found here.

Postdoc position in molecular modelling
A postdoc position is available to start in Fall 2009 in the group of Michel Laguerre at IRCB in Bordeaux, France. The project is entitled 'Foldamers against protein-proetin interactions' and aims to exploit aromatic amide foldamers to disrupt the protein-protein interaction of cytokines from their receptor. The project is part of an EU Framework 7 project and is in collaboration with Wurzburg University, Germany and a European Pharma Company.

For further information and contact details click here. This position is not available to French researchers or anyone who has worked in France for 12 months during the last 3 years.