Two PhD positions are available in our lab in the context of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (FragNet). Applications from MSc students finishing their Bioinformatics (or related) degree on/before summer 2016 are particularly welcome. 
The Marie Curie fellowships offer a very competitive salary, while the ITN program is designed to provide excellent training and networking opportunities. FragNet will train students on all aspects of fragment-based drug discovery (FBDD), a powerful technique to discover good quality leads. As such, this is an exceptional opportunity for students interested in drug discovery or chemical biology.
A brief description of the projects is provided below. More details about these and other positions in the nertwork can be found in the project’s web page:
Position ESR9 - Construction of a computational platform for fragment evolution. The platform will combine existing chemoinformatics and computational chemistry software to deliver a tool that can effectively navigate chemical space and guide the evolution of fragments into hits.
Position ESR10 - Molecular simulations applied to FBDD. Biased and unbiased molecular dynamics simulations will be used to investigate binding of fragments to their protein targets and to guide the fragment evolution process. 
Note that, as a Marie Curie program, the mobility rule applies. Essentially, this means that the students are not be elegible to carry out their PhD in the same country where they’ve resided for the past few years.
Apply as soon as possible through the project web page. Direct any queries to Prof. Barril: