Postdoctoral In Computational Chemistry (Machine Learning/Covid-19 Drug Discovery) at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has an exceptional opportunity available for a Postdoc Research Fellow in Computational Chemistry (Machine Learning/COVID-19 Drug Discovery) to join Dr. Artem Cherkasov’s research team.


  1. PhD in Computational Chemistry or Computational Biochemistry.
  2. Excellent problem solving and communication skills.
  3. Research experience in developing machine learning methods for life science.
  4. Strong deep learning programming experience with GPUs.
  5. Statistical data analysis and database management skills.
  6. Demonstrated experience using various programming languages including Python, BASH, Perl, AWK, and SVL.
  7. Well-developed portfolio of open-source software available on GitHub
  8. Solid background in computational chemistry, biological chemistry, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry and pharmacokinetics.
  9. Practical experience in structure-based and ligand-based drug design and compound library design.
  10. Familiarity with modeling and cheminformatics tools (Molecular Operating Environment (MOE), Schrödinger, OpenEye suite of programs).

Resposibilities / DUTIES

  1. Work with Dr. Cherkasov and collaborators to develop and/or apply cutting-edge computational approaches–Deep Docking–to screen 50B+ compounds for multiple SARS-CoV-2 viral targets.
  2. Liaising with collaborators and presenting research findings at international conferences.
  3. Preparing manuscripts.
  4. Assisting with the creation of research proposals to be submitted to granting agencies.


Apply for this position, please email with subject line Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cherkasov Lab with the following items attachments:

  1. Current CV
  2. cover letter

Deadline: 30 October 2020

Quick Overview————-
Organization University of British Columbia (UBC)
Country Canada
Fellowship Level Postdoc
Subject areas Computational Chemistry or Computational Biochemistry
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 30 Octuber 2020

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