18/06/2021
European Research Council

Researcher in Computational Glycobiology

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universitat de Barcelona
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    02/07/2021 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Barcelona
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Professor Carme Rovira is looking for a junior researcher to work in computational glycobiology. They will be applying state-of-art computational methods to model enzymatic reactions and glycan-protein interactions, developing new algorithms and applying them to the analysis of simulation data to aid drug discovery. The successful candidates will work on the prestigious ERC Synergy grant of Prof. Rovira, together with Prof. Gideon J. Davies (University of York) and Prof. Herman S. Overkleeft (University of Leiden).

The perspective researcher will have the opportunity to work on a very exciting project CARBOCENTRE, which aims at developing novel activity-based probes and competitive inhibitors for carbohydrate-active enzymes of interest in biomedicine and biotechnology. She/he will address complex enzyme reaction mechanisms and apply sophisticated computational methods and algorithms (ab initio molecular dynamics, quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics methodologies and enhanced sampling techniques). The aim is to utilize computational data to understand catalysis in carbohydrate-active enzymes (CAZymes) and contribute to the design of activity-based probes for disease-relevant CAZymes, diagnosis markers and selective drugs. The successful candidates will join the dynamic research group of Prof. Rovira within the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry and the Department of Chemistry. They will work in a sophisticated HPC environment, will have access to systems and computational infrastructures, and will be involved in collaborations with experts in different areas.

The project is a collaboration of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Barcelona (Spain), the York Structural Biology Laboratory of the University of York (UK) and the Leiden Institute of Chemistry of the University of Leiden (the Netherlands).

The position is available from Sept 1st, 2021 for a duration of one year. The position will be based at the Chemistry Department of the UB in Barcelona, Spain.

Key Duties

  • Conduct high-quality research
  • Collaborate with various research groups across Europe and elsewhere

 

Acronym

CARBOCENTRE

FBG project number

402210

Project title

Activity-Based Profiling of Glycoprocessing Enzymes for Human Health and a Sustainable Society

IP

Carme Rovira

Department

Department of Chemistry

 

Gross salary per year

We offer a competitive salary according to the living standards of Barcelona.

 

Required documents

1) Application letter including a summary of previous BSc and MSc research.

2) Full Curriculum Vitae.

3) Academic transcripts from all Undergraduate and MSc degrees.

4) Two letters of recommendation (minimum) from scholars that have/had professional relation with the applicant, including the MSc supervisor. The referees (not the applicant) should email their letters directly to recruitment.roviralab@gmail.com before the deadline. Please include the name of the applicant in the subject of the e-mail (e.g. Reference letter for researcher applicant Sarah Smith).

Send your application to:

email

recruitment.roviralab@gmail.com

Name

Carme Rovira

email subject

ERC researcher application

More Information

Eligibility criteria

  • Adequacy of the candidate to the position being advertised

CV and skills/qualifications of the candidate

Selection process

A committee formed by two scientists of the CARBOCENTER team, including the Barcelona PI will make a shortlist. Prospective candidates are expected to be contacted for interview before 31/05/2021.

Additional comments

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment

UB is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

We are looking for a highly motivated scientist who has background and expertise in computational biochemistry and bioinformatics.

A biochemistry background, a sound understanding of computational biochemistry methods, experience in protein modeling would be a plus.

Additional skills:

  • Good academic record
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Good technical skills including at least two of the following: molecular dynamics, bioinformatics, scripting and programming.

Specific Requirements

At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, the candidates should have a MSc degree in Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry or a related discipline. The date of the degree should be earlier than Sept 1st, 2021.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universitat de Barcelona
Spain
Barcelona
Barcelona
08028
Martí i Franquès 1

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