Summary: We are looking for a talented and highly motivated postdoc to join our
multidisciplinary team at UC San Diego.
The Challenge: Develop innovate analysis, data integration, query, and
visualization tools for 3D biomolecular structures to help accelerate research
and training in biology, medicine, and related disciplines. In this project, we
will employ the latest advances in computer science to develop highly
interactive features and scalable services and workflows for the RCSB PDB
This position is a unique opportunity to engage in leading edge research,
development, and outreach activities of the RCSB PDB with worldwide impact.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in one or more of the following research areas
· Structural Bioinformatics, or related field with a focus on software
· Structural Biology with a focus on software development
· Computer Science with a focus on bioinformatics algorithm development
Demonstrated proficiency in a high-level programming language, such as Java or
Python and experience with state of the art software development tools.
Strong skills in problem solving and algorithm design are required. High
productivity demonstrated by publications and contributions to open source
software projects. Experience in the development of modern web applications,
user interface design, or scientific visualization is a plus. Excellent written
and oral communication skills.
Note, this position is reviewed annually on the basis of performance and can be
The Structural Bioinformatics Group
(http://bioinformatics.sdsc.edu<http://bioinformatics.sdsc.edu/>) at the San
Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) (http://www.sdsc.edu<http://www.sdsc.edu/>)
is involved in research and development activities centered around 3D
structures of proteins and nucleic acids, the integration of structural data
with other domains such as Medicine, Genomics, Biology, Drug Discovery, and the
development of scalable solution to Big Data problems in Structural
Bioinformatics. Our group leads the RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB) west-coast
operations. The RCSB PDB (http://www.rcsb.org<http://www.rcsb.org/>) represents
the preeminent source of experimentally determined macromolecular structure
information for research and teaching in biology, biological chemistry, and
medicine. With over 300,000 unique users from over 160 countries around the
world, the RCSB PDB is one of the leading worldwide Biological Databases. Our
group is also involved in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to
Knowledge (BD2K) initiative.
As an Organized Research Unit of UC San Diego, SDSC is a world leader in
data-intensive computing and cyber infrastructure, providing resources,
services, and expertise to the national research community, including industry
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Dr. Peter Rose
Peter Rose, Ph.D.
Site Head, RCSB Protein Data Bank West
Principal Investigator, Structural Bioinformatics Laboratory
San Diego Supercomputer Center (http://www.sdsc.edu<http://www.sdsc.edu/>)
University of California, San Diego