Computational Biophysical Chemistry

Hansmann Group

Contact us at:
Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Oklahoma
101 Stephenson Parkway
Norman, OK 73019-5251,USA

E-mail: uhansmann at

Postdoctoral fellow wanted for grueling research. Small wages. Harsh working conditions. Long months of complete despair. Frequent setbacks. Favorable outcome uncertain. Honor and recognition only in case of success.(*)

The candidate should have strong computational and/or biological background and be available to start working in September 2021. The research project will the development of improved techniques for simulating biological molecules, and application of these methods to folding and aggregation of proteins. The position is initially for one year and may be renewed for an additional year depending upon the performance and funding. Salary is commensurate with experience in the range of $36-42k/yr.

The candidate should have a Ph.D with comprehensive experience in simulation of biological macromolecules and/or other complex systems, and a strong background in Statistical and Biological Physics or related areas. Practical knowledge in simulation packages such as NAMD, GROMACS or AMBER and experience in FORTRAN, Python or C++ programing are required. Previous experience in amyloid simulations, or such of conformational transitions in proteins, would be helpful. Good oral and written English language skills are expected, as is experience in paper writing. Part of the job involves mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research interests, and names of at least two reference persons to Dr. Ulrich H.E. Hansmann (uhansmann at at

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Oklahoma
101 Stephenson Parkway
Norman, OK 73019-52, USA

Screening of applicants will begin as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer.

The group is also looking for an additional graduate student (doctoral program only). Financial support as research assistant will be provided only after passing the qualifying exam. Teaching assistantships are available at the department. Note that application to the graduate program have to be directly with the departement/graduate school! However, I can give recommendations if you cc me on your application.

(*) The above text is paraphrasing what I believe is the recruitment advertisment placed by Ernest Shackleton for his (failed) 1914 Trans-Antarctica expedition. The original is somehow more uplifting. But Shackleton had only to deal with cold weather ....