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Post-doc in Australia with Andrew Torda (biological simulation / calculation)

Andrew Torda torda at rsc.anu.edu.au
Fri May 8 21:00:39 EST 1998

in Canberra, Australia with Andrew Torda.

Each year, the Research School of Chemistry at the
Australian National University has a series of post-doctoral
fellowships awarded on a competitive basis. Applications for
the current round will be taken until about June 30, 1998.
Starting dates are negotiable.

There are positions in several groups.  This ad mainly
describes my group.

The research group of Andrew Torda is oriented towards
biomolecular calculation and simulation. We are working in
areas such as low-resolution (protein fold recognition) force
fields, refinement of experimental structures using MD
simulation, mixing knowledge-based force fields and
experimental data. Have a look at http://www.rsc.anu.edu.au/~torda

All the projects in the group involve coding - not just
applications.  It would be an advantage to have a reasonable
knowledge of data structures and algorithms and programming
experience in a civilized language (not fortran).

Currently, possible projects would be centred around some new
algorithms for aligning amino acid sequences to structures,
based on the force fields we have developed.  We are also
looking at protein fold classification using topological and
graph theory methods.
Projects are negotiable.

Salary: $42 201 - $45 159 per annum. Grants are provided
towards travel and removal.  Positions are initially for two
years with a possible extension to a third year. There is a
housing office to help find accommodation.

The Research School of Chemistry is part of the Institute of
Advanced Studies which runs special research schools, in
parallel to the normal teaching schools, and without any
undergraduate teaching duties. The university is in the centre
of Canberra (the nation's capital).

Given the research orientation of the school, there is a
lively academic environment. We have close contacts with the
school's other theoretical groups in statistical mechanics,
quantum chemistry and chemical physics. From the point of view
of experimental groups, we maintain close ties to the school's
NMR, X-ray crystallography and molecular biology groups.

The official advertisement is at
This contains instructions for how to apply.
Although it is a good idea to establish some contact by email,
the forms ultimately have to be printed out and sent here by
slow mail.
Andrew Torda
    Research School of Chemistry, ANU, ACT 0200, Australia
    andrew.torda at anu.edu.au   http://www.rsc.anu.edu.au/~torda

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