Postdoc or engineer position @ LBT

- Scientific Visualization & Computational Biology - Post Doctoral or engineer position at IBPC, Paris, France -

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Project description

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate to de- sign and implement a next generation visualization platform for analysis of large-scale molecular si- mulations. In particular, we target two grand chal- lenge applications: modeling a complete influenza virus and analyzing extensive simulations of the GLIC receptor that we recently published in Nature and PNAS, two leading journals. Project foundations were previously established, providing a well defined fra- mework to get started (FvNano). Using visual analy- tics approaches and high performance interactive graphics, you will implement readily usable state-of- art tools scaling up to the next generation of simula- tions. This position is a unique training opportunity in a multi-disciplinary environment in collaboration with four leading teams in France and two international partners in the U.K. and in Germany.

Qualification and experience


A PhD or engineer degree in relevant fields (Compu- ter Science, Chemistry/Bioinformatics,..) and at least one publication in a peer reviewed journal or at a lea- ding conference are required. The successful appli- cant should have a strong background in software development (visualization & graphics, shader pro- gramming, virtual reality, real time applications) and be proficient with latest hardware technologies. An ex- tensive expertise in computer simulations, in particu- lar molecular dynamics is highly desirable. The candi- date should also be familiar with at least one modern programming language. Evidence of the ability to un- dertake internationally competitive research genera- ting high quality publications is essential, as are good communication and organisational skills.

Funding is available immediately.

About the host institute

The "Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique" was created in 1930 by the Foundation Edmond de Rothschild. It is associated with the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), a leading international scientific institution offering an exceptional environment to scientists early in their carreer, with a dynamic international exposure anima- ted by regular seminars and meetings.

Research facilities

The host laboratory participates in Equipex and Labex excellence in science programs. As part of the CACSICE Equipex, the candidate will be involved in building a large high-resolution display wall to boost the ExaViz project and will have access to a state-of-art VR CAVE with 2-user adaptive stereoscopy for immersion.


Closing date: 28 February 2012


Interested candidates should send a CV and a statement of research interests, including the names of three referees with contact information, as PDF document to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

When? 24 months starting ASAP

Where? Laboratoire de Biochimie Théorique, Paris, France

Salary: starting 2500 €/month (before tax)

Team Leader: Marc Baaden


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