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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Natural Science
Department: Chemistry 10032142
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

The Department of Chemistry at Michigan State University invites applications for a position of Research Associate (post-doctoral researcher) in the Professor Kenneth Merz laboratory. This role includes conducting chemistry research projects in the Merz group including but not limited to: 

  • development of QM/MM codes for the simulation of chemical reactivity
  • develop potentials to study coordination chemistry of transition metals to proteins
  • development of QM based workflows to characterized small molecule metabolites

Required Degree

Doctorate -Computational chemistry or Computational

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD in chemistry with graduate or postdoctoral experience in computational chemistry biology or an allied field in computational sciences.

Desired Qualifications

The candidate should have:

  • Strong knowledge in computer programming in fortran and C++ and a background in chemistry and biology
  • Prior experience in CUDA programming is desirable 
  • Ability to work with undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English

Required Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and email addresses of three references

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on May 29, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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