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PhD position in Cheminformatics, Bioinformatics, Pharmacy, Medicinal chemistry – UiB

University of Bergen (UiB)

Norway

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Oct 26, 2021 23:59 (GMT +2)

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At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine in the group of Professor Ruth Brenk, a PhD-position (100 %) is available for a period of three (3) years. The position is funded by the University of Bergen, Norway

 

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General Info

Position: PhD-position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: October 26, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 491 200 NOK/Year

Workplace:
Faculty of Medicine
Department of Biomedicine
University of Bergen (UiB)
Bergen,

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Qualification Details

  • The applicant must hold a master`s degree or equivalent within the field of cheminformatics, bioinformatics, pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, or a related discipline.
  • The applicant must have a thorough understanding of the physico-chemical properties of small molecules and the principles of small molecule-protein interactions.
  • Basic knowledge of a scripting language is required.
  • Experience from related research projects will be considered favourable.
  • The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment and enthusiasm for structure-based drug design and for research in general.
  • The candidate must be able to work independently and interactively in a team setting.
  • A structured approach to work and excellent communication skills and fluency in both written and spoken English are required.

Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question (bachelor and master's degree) is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and the application should be sent to NOKUT as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The main objectives for the advertised PhD position are

  • to derive data sets for the development of new scoring functions for protein-ligand interactions with machine learning methods
  • to apply matching learning methods to derive a new scoring function for protein-ligand interactions
  • to retro- and prospectively evaluate the derived scoring functions
  • to design ligands with improved affinities for the targets in the RESPOND3 project
  • to supervise master students

This PhD project will be conducted in collaboration with the group of Matthias Rarey at the Center for Bioinformatics of University of Hamburg (Germany) implying that this position will involve research stays in his lab.

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Documents Required

  • a brief account of the applicant`s research interests and motivation for applying for the position
  • a CV
  • certified copies of diplomas and transcripts of grades. Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education in question (bachelor and master degree) is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master’s degree. Please see www.nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT’s general recognition. This may take some time and we recommend you to apply as soon as you know you will apply for this position. If no answer within the application deadline, please enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application
  • documentation of language skills (English) http://www.uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admission
  • complete list of publications and scientific work you want to be evaluated
  • two referees (name and contact information)

About the Project

The RESPOND3 project (https://www.digitallifenorway.org/research/respond3) is part of the Centre for Digital Life Norway (https://digitallifenorway.org/) and is a cross disciplinary collaboration between research groups at the Centre for Advanced studies in Biomedical Innovation Law at the University of Copenhagen, the Department of Computing, Mathematics and Physics at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, the Department of Biomedicine at the Faculty of Medicine and at the Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Bergen. In total, the team is composed of 4 postdocs, 3 PhD students and five principal investigators covering medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry and biology, structural biology, mathematics, and law. The main focus of RESPOND3 is hit and lead optimization for targets for antibiotics (FMN riboswitch) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (proteinase 3) guided by the use of computational methods as well as the development of new scoring functions using machine learning. The entire project is embedded in a responsible research and innovation strategy.

About the Employer: University of Bergen (UiB)

Note or Other details

For further information about the recruitment process, click here.

We can offer:

  • Exciting development opportunities as part of your role in a strong professional environment
  • Salary at pay grade 54 (code 1017/pay framework 20.10) NKR 491 200 before taxes, in the state scales. Further increases in salary will be based on seniority in the position.
  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • Good welfare benefits

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Contact details

Detailed information about the position can be obtained by contacting: Ruth Brenk, e-mail: ruth.brenk@uib.no .

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