Joining the Team

Current Vacancies

Postdoctoral and predoctoral positions are ocassionally available in the group; please contact Dr. José Faraldo-Gómez to confirm whether or not this is the case.

Postdoctoral candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Biophysics. Previous postdoctoral experience is not required, but a good publication record, including two or more first-author articles in peer-reviewed journals, is essential. Only original-research articles, either published or accepted, will be considered. The following are also required: an advanced understanding of protein structure and physical chemistry; extensive training and experience with conventional and enhanced-sampling molecular simulations; proficiency in Linux-based systems and scripting languages; fluency in spoken and written English. The following are not essential but would be greatly advantageous: demonstrable programming skills in C/C++; the capacity to improve or develop molecular and numerical simulation methodologies; experience with force-field development using quantum-mechanical and/or statistical methods; experience in computational and/or experimental membrane protein biology.

The National Institutes of Health provides a world-class environment for research into the structure and function of biomolecules and macromolecular complexes, with great potential for interdisciplinary collaborations. For postdoctoral appointments, the starting salary will range from $54,100 to $59,850, depending on previous experience and qualifications. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance and health benefits. A subsidy for public-transportation costs may also be available. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, and may be renewed annually for a maximum of 5 years. Applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents will have to secure a J1 visa, sponsored by NIH, and will be subject to the 2-year home-residency requirement. Individuals requiring an H1B visa are generally not eligible.

Dr. Faraldo-Gómez is committed to equal opportunity hiring. Applications from qualified female and/or minority scientists, as well as from individuals with disabilities, are strongly encouraged.

Qualified individuals should contact Dr. José Faraldo-Gómez by e-mail, at Please attach a comprehensive curriculum vitae, publication list and contact details for 3 or more references.