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Post doc in Australia with Andrew Torda, biomolecular calculations

Andrew Torda torda at rsc.anu.edu.au
Wed Oct 4 21:00:30 EST 2000

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 Oct 31 2000.
Starting dates are negotiable.

There are positions in several groups.  This ad describes my

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 and mixing knowledge-based force fields and
experimental data. Most recent work has moved towards the
border of the high fashion area, bioinformatics and the nice
reliable area of force fields. We are a Boltzmann-free zone
(our force fields are much more entertaining).
Have a look at
If you follow the link to publications, it will give you an
idea of recent work. There is also a link to an HTML version
of this text.

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).
Some knowledge of graph theory would not be a disadvantage.

Salary: A$39,316 - A$47,444 per annum. Grants are provided
towards travel and removal.  Positions are initially for two
years with a likely extension to a third year.

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.

A final application must reach the school office by slow mail,
but initially, contact me directly.
The formal advertisement is at

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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