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Postdoc Position in Computational Biophysics and Photobiology

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Position ID: TTU-Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry-POSTDOC [#27179, 36535BR] 
Position Title:  Postdoc Position in Computational Biophysics and Photobiology, Texas Tech University 
Position Type: Postdoctoral 
Position Location: Lubbock, Texas 79407, United States [map] sort by distance 
Subject Areas:  Computational Biophysics, Chemistry / Computational 
Appl Deadline: (posted 2024/02/15, listed until 2024/12/31) 
Position Description:

The Liang Group is seeking a motivated and independent postdoc to work on the multiscale simulation of photoactive proteins.


1. Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or related field

2. Research experience in at least two of the following areas:

• Method and software development

• Quantum dynamics and mixed quantum-classical dynamics simulation

• Excited-state electronic structure calculation

• Enhanced sampling method and free energy calculation

3. Expertise in non-adiabatic dynamics simulations and method developments are prioritized.

4. Good publication record

5. Effective verbal and written communication skills in English Responsibilities:

Possible research topics involve developing and using advanced electronic structure, quantum dynamics and enhanced sampling methods to study photochemical reactions in biomolecules. The successful candidate is expected to have strong independent problem-solving skills in molecular simulations and track the most recent research progress in the literature related to the projects. The candidate is expected to work independently without much reliance on the PI's hands-on guidance. Experience in method development and coding is preferred. The candidate is also expected to actively discuss research progress with the PI, attend conferences to present research, and write high-quality drafts of manuscripts. Other responsibilities include mentoring graduate and undergraduate 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 City of Lubbock is both cost-friendly and convenient. The PI’s group has adequate dedicated CPU and GPU computational resources.

For more information about the Liang Group, please visit https://www.ruibinlianggroup.com

Contact Information:

Email: rliang@ttu.edu

Contact: Ruibin Liang, 8068347183‬

Email: rliang@ttu.edu

Postal Mail:

1204 Boston Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409

Web Page: https://www.ruibinlianggroup.com

Dr. Liang earned his B.S. in Chemical Biology from Tsinghua University in 2011. In 2016, he received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago, where he was mentored by Prof. Gregory A. Voth, a renowned theorist in multiscale statistical mechanics and computational biophysics. His doctoral research was dedicated to developing and applying multiscale reactive molecular dynamics for studying proton transport in proteins. From 2016 to 2020, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher under Prof. William H. Miller at the University of California, Berkeley, and Prof. Todd J. Martinez at Stanford University. His postdoctoral research focused on developing non-adiabatic dynamics methods for studying light-activated photoactive proteins and materials. Since September 2020, Dr. Liang has been a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University. His independent research focuses on multiscale simulations of biomolecular systems in areas such as photopharmacology, bioimaging, and biocatalysis. His lab has been honored with the prestigious MIRA (R35) award from the NIH and a highly competitive research grant from the Welch Foundation.

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