Postdoctoral Associate in Bioinformatics, Structural Biology

    PostDoctoral Associate in Bioinformatics, Structural Biology

    Website Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    Position Details

    Position Information
    Recruitment/Posting Title Postdoctoral Associate in Bioinformatics, Structural Biology
    Department Proteomics
    Salary Commensurate With Experience
    Posting Summary
    RCSB Protein Data Bank is seeking a 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 deposition/validation/biocuration tools and creation of next generation PDB repository. This position will involve collaboration with other programmers and scientists 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.

    She/he will be expected to contribute to these projects by

    • adopting new algorithm and upgrading existing software to enhance validation software
    • integrating enriched bioinformatic data using APIs for data transformation to create the next generation PDB archive
    COVID-19 Immunization Requirement
    Under Policy 60.1.35, Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
    Posting Number 22FA0526
    Posting Open Date 05/04/2022
    Posting Close Date
    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
    Equipment Utilized

    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 ( 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.

    Posting Details
    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.
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    Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
    Location Details
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    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
    Infection Control and Safety

    This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.
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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

    1. Resume/CV

    Optional Documents

    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of Professional References (contact Info)
    4. Other Document

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