University of Geneva
Full, Associate or Assistant Professor (tenure track) position In Computational Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Geneva
Founded in 1559 by Jean Calvin, UNIGE is dedicated to thinking, teaching, dialogue and research. With 16’000 students of more than 140 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.
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Published: 24 days ago
Application deadline: Feb 28
Location: Genève, Switzerland
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Full, Associate or Assistant Professor (tenure track) position In Computational Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Faculty of Science at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, has an opening for a position as

FULL, ASSOCIATE or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (tenure track) position In Computational Pharmaceutical Chemistry -
Atomistic modelling of biological systems of pharmaceutical interest

INSTITUTE: The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Geneva offers a dynamic and stimulating research environment. Ranked 39th in the latest QS World University Rankings among schools in the Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Sciences sector, the School is proud of its tradition in rising to the different challenges faced by the Pharmaceutical Sciences in a rapidly evolving world.

ASSIGNMENT / RESPONSIBILITIES:  Full-time professorial appointment with teaching duties in pharmaceutical sciences at the Bachelor, Master and Postgraduate level (6 h/week) in addition to the supervision of Master’s student research projects and PhD theses. The successful candidate will develop a high-class state-of-the art research programme recognized both nationally and internationally in the field of “Computational Pharmaceutical Chemistry - Atomistic modelling of biological systems of pharmaceutical interest” and must obtain extramural funding to support the research activities.  The candidate will also have administrative, management and organizational duties within the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Science.

The field of research should cover the development and application of atomistic modelling techniques to address key questions in biochemistry/pharmacology/toxicology in relation to human or animal pathologies in one of the priority therapeutic areas designated by the School, namely, cancer, neglected/rare diseases and neurodegenerative diseases. The new group’s research activities must focus on one or more of the key challenges in the field and push back the frontiers of atomistic modelling: (i) Modelling the regulation of therapeutic proteins by allosteric mechanisms and post-translational modification, (ii) Simulations providing information and insight at the atomistic level that is difficult to obtain using conventional physical methods in order to optimise potential therapies, (iii) Modelling of binding kinetics to understand pharmacological and toxicological effects of therapeutics, (iv) Drug design, (v) Visualisation and integration of bioinformatic and biomolecular data, (vi) Modelling of membrane permeation to optimise pharmacokinetics, (vii) Provide a better understanding of the relationship between the amino acid sequence and function of proteins in biochemical processes that are essential for life and health, (viii) Atomistic modelling of the interactome to understand the complex biological pathways involved in disease states in order to discover key targets for therapeutic intervention, (ix) Develop methods to simulate the pharmacological effects of therapeutics starting from atomistic level information from interaction partners.

REQUIREMENTS: PhD degree or equivalent and cutting-edge postdoctoral experience. Proven ability to obtain extramural financial support. Experience of leading a research group, in teaching and developing courses. Publication in leading scientific journals.

START DATE: 01.08.2018, or as agreed.

Application package must include: Cover letter, Detailed CV together with a list of publications, Copy of highest degrees/diploma, Research and teaching statements, List of referees who can later be contacted directly by the search committee. Recommendation letters are not required at this stage.

Applications should be submitted exclusively on-line to the following address : https://jobs.unige.ch before February 28th, 2018 (23:59 Geneva time). APPLICATIONS SENT BY EMAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications from female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Further information may be obtained from Dean of the Faculty of Science at the following e-mail address : scienceopenings@unige.ch.

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