Postdoc position at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris

Topic: Theory of 2D IR spectroscopy applied to hydrated biomolecules

A one-year post-doctoral position in theoretical spectroscopy is available immediately in the group of Dr Damien Laage at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France.

The successful candidate will work on an exciting theory-experiment collaborative project involving the groups of Damien Laage (ENS Paris), Ward H. Thompson (Univ. Kansas, Lawrence) and Thomas Elsaesser (MBI Berlin).

The research project aims at developing new theoretical approaches to calculate two-dimensional infrared (2D-IR) spectra in the presence of intermolecular vibrational energy transfer; these will be applied to the understanding of recent pioneering 2D-IR spectra on hydrated biomolecules including DNA, in order to derive a molecular understanding of the heat dissipation mechanism in hydrated DNA.

Candidates should have extensive experience with molecular dynamics simulation techniques, especially in complex, strongly interacting systems. Prior experience with biological systems is highly desirable. Further, a solid background in modern vibrational spectroscopy is a plus.

Ecole Normale Supérieure offers a rich interdisciplinary high-level research environment and is ideally located in the Parisian Latin quarter.

Applicants should send a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae along with the names of two references to damien.laage [@] 

Damien Laage

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