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Magnetic Sense of Animals
Magnetic Sense of
Quantum Biology of Photosynthesis 
Quantum Biology of Photosynthesis



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Theoretical and Computational Biophysics: 
Understanding the Molecular Design of Life
UC IrvineUC Irvine
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Thorsten Ritz Research Publications Open Positions



The University of California, Irvine invites applications for two postdoctoral researcher positions and one or more specialist positions, to begin May 1, 2003 or shortly thereafter. The successful candidates are expected to work in one of the three research areas of the theoretical biophysics group: quantum biological processes in photosynthetic proteins, principles of protein complex formation, and the biophysical basis of magnetic compasses in animals. For more information, please visit http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~ritz.

For the POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITIONS, we seek candidates with demonstrated ability in applying physics, physical chemistry, or computation to model biological systems. Expertise in all-atom molecular dynamics calculations and/or structural modeling is desirable. A Ph.D. in physics or a related field is required. The salary range will be approximately $32,000 - $40,000 per year, depending on experience.

SPECIALIST POSITIONS are for visitors interested in a 6-12 month research project who have not yet received their Ph.D. Candidates should have a strong background in physics and good computing skills. Prior experience with biophysics is desirable, but not required. The salary range will be approximately $1300-$1800 per month, depending on education.

Applicants should send a vita, list of publications, a brief (1 page or less) statement of research interests, and the names of three references to ritz@ks.uiuc.edu.
Professor Thorsten Ritz, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-4575. 
The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Closing Date: Jan 31, 2003