|£36,024 to £44,263
|6th December 2023
|3rd January 2024
The need for fast, cheap and accurate technologies to assess toxic effects is pressing. Computational toxicology provides an array of methods for toxicity prediction only using computer approaches. However, contemporary computational toxicology has severe limitations. Predictions typically use Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship (QSAR) models that rely on large sets of molecular descriptors. This causes severe problems since the methodologies cannot assess chemicals different than the ones used to develop the QSAR models, This project will develop a new type of descriptor, totally based on quantum mechanics, which can cover the whole chemical space and relies on a small number of parameters that are easily interpretable.
The position is open to an outstanding and ambitious computational chemist. Based within the Department of Chemistry, you will work with Prof Popelier and his vibrant research group. The Department is ranked 3rd in Great Britain and 5th in Europe by the 2021 Nature Index.
You should have a PhD (or equivalent) in chemistry with experience in quantum chemistry, or pharmaceutical or biological chemistry. You should be capable of working by your own initiative while interacting effectively in a research team. Therefore, excellent communication and organisational skills are also required.
What you will get in return:
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
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Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Paul Popelier
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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
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