PostDoctoral Associate in Bioinformatics, Structural Biology
- The State University of New Jersey
- Location: New Brunswick, NJ
- Job Number: 7099542
- Posting Date: May 6, 2022
Job DescriptionRCSB Protein Data Bank is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with domain experience in structural biology, bioinformatics or related fields. The successful candidate will work on research projects that drive modernized OneDep tools and creation of next generation PDB repository.
This position will involve collaboration with other programmers and sciwentists in a collaborative team environment. Training will be provided in design, development, and deployment of modern data-intensive scientific applications, within a microservice architecture. The candidate should show an eagerness to learn new skills and technologies.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
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Posting Open Date: 05/04/2022
Minimum Education and Experience
PhD in Structural Biology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, or a related discipline
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
At least one of the following is required, but more are preferred:
Experience with Python, document databases (e.g., MongoDB), search or data access tools (e.g., ElasticSearch and GraphQL)
Excellent in any of the following areas: Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, Biochemistry, Chemistry.
Experience working with large and complex scientific datasets
Additionally required skills are a plus:
Self-motivation and independence
Good documentation habits
Proficiency with Unix command line
Experience with containerization software (e.g., Docker) and API development
A track record of productive research results
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Onsite in academic and collaborative working environment
Outstanding Benefits Package
RCSB PDB is located at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey and provides a friendly and collaborative working environment with excellent professional development opportunities. At Rutgers, this academic position offers New Jersey state benefits. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options.
About RCSB PDB
The work at RCSB PDB (rcsb.org) focuses on data processing, validation, integration, and transformation, and the presentation and visualization of data using complex interactive graphical user interfaces. An important aspect is to provide users with high quality data and the ability to search and explore the PDB data archive. Solutions are implemented using a wide range of components developed and maintained in-house, in addition to third-party tools, libraries, frameworks and technologies.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should provide a cover letter relating their research and career interests to this position, a full curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Start date flexible.
Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Rutgers is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer