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 Research Associate - Biological Structure Annotation Specialist (Biocurator)
Department Proteomics
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary The RCSB Protein Data Bank (RCSB PDB, rcsb.org), the US data center for the global PDB archive, serves thousands of Data Depositors in the Americas and Oceania and makes 3D macromolecular structure data available at no charge and without usage restrictions to more than 1 million rcsb.org users worldwide.
The primary objectives of Deposition/Biocuration Services:
  • Provide expert deposition, validation, biocuration, and remediation services to Data Depositors worldwide
  • Maintain data quality and uniformity in the PDB archive which is critical to research and education
  • Develop and promote community-endorsed data standards for archiving and exchange of global structural biology data

The RCSB PDB at Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ has an opening for a Biological Structure Annotation Specialist (Biocurator) to analyze, curate, and validate macromolecular structures from the PDB community. The Biocurator also participates in exciting projects with significant impact on the scientific community, communicates daily with members of the research community, and participates in fun outreach activities.

Qualifications  
Minimum Education and Experience Experience in structural biology with a PhD in a relevant field is required in order to validate chemical identity of small molecules, cross-check biological sequences with external sequence databases, and perform geometrical validation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Strong knowledge of small molecule chemistry or cryo-electron microscopy (3DEM) is preferred to curate and validate structures determined by 3DEM or crystallography experimental methods. Experience with bioinformatics, cheminformatics, and computer scripting would be an advantage.
Equipment Utilized Experience in linux computer systems would be an advantage.
Physical Demands and Work Environment This individual must work onsite at RCSB PDB located at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Overview Roles:
  • Analyze, curate, and validate macromolecular structures from the PDB community
  • Participate in exciting projects with significant impact on the scientific community
  • Communicate daily with members of the research community
  • Participate in fun outreach activities

The successful candidate should be self-motivated, pay close attention to details, possess strong interpersonal communication and writing skills, and have the ability to handle multiple projects.

Quick Link to RU Posting http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/106306
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
 
Research Associate - Scientific Web Application Developer
Department Proteomics
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary

We are looking for a full-stack developer with a minimum of five years experience using modern database and web technologies. The candidate should enjoy engaging with other developers and scientists in a collaborative team environment.

The work at the PDB focuses on data analysis, data transformation and translation, data search and exploration, data visualization and presentation, through the use of complex interactive graphical user interfaces. These operations are implemented using a wide range of custom components developed and maintained at the RCSB PDB, in addition to third-party tools, libraries, frameworks and technologies. The candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-changing environment, and be able to demonstrate an ability to think creatively, generate new ideas, and implement solutions. The candidate should also show an eagerness and willingness to learn new skills and master new technologies.

The team at RCSB consists of a group of highly-skilled bio-curators, scientists, software developers, designers, and educators, working in a lively and fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will be able to take full advantage of the benefits of working at an academic institution. Employees are encouraged to engage in professional development, either by attending seminars and training workshops, or by enrolling, tuition-free, in courses provided by Rutgers.

RCSB PDB (RCSB Protein Data Bank) is a world-renowned, scientific organization focused on serving the technical, educational and programmatic needs of over 1 million users in scientific, research, and academic communities worldwide. The RCSB PDB scientific application development team creates state-of-the-art web applications and data exploration tools and 3D molecular visualizations.

Qualifications  
Minimum Education and Experience Masters or B.Sc degree in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related discipline, or a comparable combination of education and experience developing modern Scientific Web applications. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Ideally the candidate should have in-depth experience with several of the following technologies, languages, and frameworks, or have experience with comparable or related technologies:

Relational and document databases (MySQL, MongoDB), search tools (ElasticSearch, GraphQL), Java, Python, Javascript, JSON, React/Redux, Node.js, JQuery, HTML, Git, shell scripting, use of modern IDEs.

Any scientific background would be considered a plus, especially experience in any of the following areas: Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genomics. Experience working with large and complex scientific datasets would also be a plus.

While a scientific background is not a requirement for the position, the candidate should be able to demonstrate a willingness and ability to engage with scientists and scientific content, and be interested in working in an academic/research environment.
Physical Demands and Work Environment This individual must work onsite at RCSB PDB located at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Overview Responsibilities for this position will include:
  • Design, development and deployment of modern, scalable, reusable web-applications
  • Analysis, refactoring and adaptation of legacy code to conform to new
  • architecture designs
  • Development of complex interactive graphical user interfaces
  • Debugging, testing, troubleshooting
  • Use of and development of automated testing suites
Quick Link to RU Posting http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/105869
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)





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