Postdoctoral Position in Scientific Computing

From: VMD NAMD Postdoc Position (
Date: Sat May 23 2009 - 13:41:27 CDT

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group (TCBG, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in
scientific computing, specifically in visual molecular dynamics or in
parallel computing as applied to simulation of large biomolecular systems.

The position involves, depending on applicant background, further
development of TCBGs Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD) program (see or contributing to the development of
TCBGs Nanoscale Molecular Dynamics (NAMD) program (see

Requirements:A doctoral degree in the biological or physical sciences or
in computer science, and three years of experience in programming in
C/C++ on a Unix platform are required for either position.

Preferences: Experience with Tcl/Tk, POSIX Threads, OpenMP, MPI, CUDA,
scientific visualization, OpenGL, Python are preferred qualities in
those seeking to work with VMD; a background in scientific computing,
high-performance parallel computing, and performance optimization are
preferred qualities of those applying for the NAMD-related position.
Experience with molecular modeling and simulation is desirable for both

The postdoctoral position is a 100% full-time, benefits-eligible
academic position with the University of Illinois. Applicants must be
eligible to work in the United States and salary is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. In order to ensure full consideration,
applications must be received by June 22, 2009.

Please send resume (e-mail preferred, pdf file format) with cover letter
and three references to:

David Brandon
3121 Beckman Institute
405 N. Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 265-6480
Fax: (217) 244-6078

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