Job offer at the University of Florence

An opening is available at the University of Florence for a post-doctoral grant or "assegno di ricerca", funded by the INDIGO Datacloud project. INDIGO is an EC-funded project focused on the development of cloud-based technologies for scientific research. Within INDIGO, the Florence reserch team represents the Life Sciences, and specifically Structural Biology, research community. Our role in the project is broadly defined as the development of molecular dynamics (MD) applications based on INDIGO technologies. The inclusion of MD applications based on GPU systems is also planned. The applications developed shall be made available to the INDIGO user community via portals. Among our previous related work, we developed a portal for MD-based refinement of NMR structures (doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btr415) as well as new methods, again using NMR data, for the characterization of the conformational space sampled by two-domain proteins (doi: 10.1021/ja1063923).

The Florence lab is a core center of the INSTRUCT ESFRI infrastructure for structural biology (www.structuralbiology.eu), with a specific expertise in high resolution NMR spectroscopy of biological systems in solution and in the solid state. We also have a long-standing tradition in the study of metalloproteins, experimentally and through bioinformatics.

Basic requirements include skill in molecular dynamics simulations of proteins and some programming capabilities. The position will start by the end of 2015, early 2016.

For information, contact Antonio Rosato rosato@cerm.unifi.it.