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iSenseDNA is hiring!


Postdoc position available at the Dept. of Chemical Sciences of the University of Padova (Italy)

One postdoctoral fellowship will be available at the Dept. of Chemical Sciences of the University of Padova (Italy), under the joint supervision of Prof. Stefano Corni and Dr. Laura Zanetti-Polzi .

Project: The fellowship will be supported by the EIC Pathfinder Open 2021 grant iSenseDNA - Computation driven development of novel in-vivo-like-DNA-nanotransducers for biomolecules structure identification. The project, encompassing both experimental and theoretical/computational units, focuses of the interaction between DNA supramolecular assemblies and biomolecules (peptides and proteins). As part of this projects, the main objective of the fellowship is the calculation of spectroscopic signals arising from DNA-protein aggregates by means of hybrid quantum/classical computational approaches. This will require application of quantum-chemical methodologies and set-up and production of molecular dynamics simulations.

Given the inherent interdisciplinarity of the project, the successful candidates will work in a friendly and multi-disciplinary environment, collaborating closely with experimental and theoretical/computational leading research groups, with the possibility of spending abroad
part of the working time.

Candidate Requirements: The successful applicants should possess a PhD in computational chemistry or related disciplines, excellent research accomplishment and very good communication skills in written and spoken English.

Desired qualifications: The project is extremely wide-ranging and experience in one or more of the following areas would be advantageous: electronic structure calculations; molecular dynamics simulations; use of supercomputing facilities; scientific programming.

Duration of the fellowship: The position is for two years with the possibility for renewal for an additional year (funding already secured) and is expected to start on April/May 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Informal queries on the position should be directed to Dr. Laura Zanetti-Polzi 

Last modified: 2022-11-25