Biomedical Research Foundation Academy Of AthensAcademy Of Athens
Position Opportunities : Call of interest for one postdoctoral position in Computational Biochemistry at the Pharmacology-Pharmacotechnology Division of the Biomedical Research Foundation Academy of Athens (BRFAA). Deadline for applications 01/07/2013


Ref: 1539/13-06-2013

BRFAA is interested in employing a post-doctoral fellow for a research programme entitled “Targeting the mutated PI3Kα isoform for the development of novel anti-cancer agents”. The position is funded by a “Marie Curie International Re-integration Grant”.

The postdoctoral researcher will work on computer-aided drug design for targeting the mutated forms of the cancerous PI3Kα protein. Moreover, the researcher will work on studying the structure and dynamics of the mutated protein in association with model membranes with Molecular Dynamics simulations in order to gain insights into the mechanism of oncogenesis.

The following qualifications are required:
     • Diploma and PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Pharmacy, Biology or related discipline.
     • Proven experience in computational biochemistry and molecular simulation techniques.
     • Good knowledge of the structure and function of membrane-associated proteins.
     • Good knowledge of the structure and dynamics οf membranes.
     • Programming experience and
     • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of the English language.

The position is announced for one year with the possibility for renewal and will commence on July 1st, 2013. Interested candidates please send a CV to the Secretariat of BRFAA (Soranou Efessiou 4, 115 27 Athens, Attention of Personnel Department) including the names of three referees and a letter of intent until 01-07-2013.

For further information, please contact Dr. Zoe Cournia, or by phone at 210-6597195. For more information on the Cournia lab research interests, please refer to the webpage:




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