[jobs] Ph.D. position in Robotics-inspired Techniques for Protein and Peptide Modeling

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[jobs] Ph.D. position in Robotics-inspired Techniques for Protein and Peptide Modeling


George Mason University

Department of Computer Science

PI: Amarda Shehu

A research position is available in Shehu's lab for students interested in obtaining a Ph.D. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and aims to extend the capability of robotics-inspired algorithms to characterize motions and dynamics of flexible peptides and proteins. The position is for three years. Targeted starting date is January 2015.

Candidates should have:

- Experience with stochastic search and optimization techniques

- Experience with graph-based algorithms

- Excellent programming skills in C++

- Some familiarity with protein and peptide structure geometry and modeling, as well as physics-based molecular modeling packages, such as AMBER, is desired but not essential

Interested applicants are highly encouraged to contact Prof. Shehu (please attach CV) before formally applying for admission into the Ph.D. program in the department of Computer Science at George Mason University.

Contact information:

Prof. Amarda Shehu, Computational Biology, [hidden email]

See also: http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~ashehu/?q=StudentOpenings

Assistant Professor                            Phone: 703-993-4135
Department of Computer Science         Fax:   703-993-1710
George Mason University, MSN 4A5     Email: amarda/AT/cs.gmu.edu
4400 University Drive                           Web:   www.cs.gmu.edu/~ashehu
Fairfax, VA, 22030