Postdoctoral Positions in Computational Biophysics and Structural Biology


Several postdoctoral openings are immediately available in computational biophysics and structural biology at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine. The main focus of the research is on algorithmic development. Potential areas of interest include, but are not restricted to: 1) protein structure prediction, including development of empirical potential functions, novel conformational sampling algorithms, and sequence/structure profiles for remote homology recognition; 2) algorithmic development in X-ray crystallographic refinement, including thermal parameter refinement and low-resolution phasing; and 3) algorithmic development for Monte Carlo simulations.


Candidates are required to have an excellent understanding of statistical mechanics in physics and a basic knowledge of protein chemical structures. Excellent computer programming skills are also required. Prior experience in related topics is welcome but not strictly required. Individuals with backgrounds in theoretical/computational physics or chemistry are encouraged to apply.


Houston is an excellent working and living environment for individuals or families, and a competitive stipend package will be provided. Necessary visa application materials will be provided for foreign applicants.


For more details about the research program, please refer to our website: Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jianpeng Ma at


Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University are equal opportunity employers.