The Liang Group
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Texas Tech University
Join the Liang Group
The Liang group is seeking a motivated and independent postdoc to work on the multiscale simulation of photoactive proteins.
Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or related field
Research experience in at least two of the following areas:
Excited-state electronic structure calculation
Quantum dynamics and mixed quantum-classical dynamics simulation
Enhanced sampling method and free energy calculation
Good publication record
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Possible research topics involve studying photochemical reactions in biomolecules using the advanced electronic structure and quantum dynamics methods, and developing enhanced sampling methods for studying chemical reactions in biomolecules. The successful candidate is expected to have strong problem-solving skills in molecular simulations, and work independently without much reliance on the PI's hands-on guidance. In this regard, some coding experience is preferred but not necessary. The candidate is also expected to actively discuss research progress with the PI, attend conferences to present research, and publish high-quality results. Other responsibilities may include mentoring new students.
The initial employment is one year, with the possibility of extension.
About Texas Tech University and Lubbock:
Texas Tech University is located in the city of Lubbock in Texas. Texas Tech University is listed in the “Very High Research Activity (R1) category” of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, often referred to as "Carnegie Tier One." Living in the college town at Lubbock is both cheap and convenient at the same time. The university has abundant computational resources, and several distinguished theoretical chemists work in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
If you are interested in joining our group, please visit the following website to submit your application.