Scientific/Bioinformatics Software Developer- Research Associate

    Bioinformatics Software Developer Research Associate

    Website Rutgers University-New Brunswick

    Position Details

    Position Information
    Recruitment/Posting Title Scientific/Bioinformatics Software Developer- Research Associate
    Department Proteomics
    Salary Commensurate With Experience
    Posting Summary
    RCSB Protein Data Bank is seeking highly motivated, scientific software developers with domain experience in structural biology, bioinformatics or related fields. The candidate should be interested in structural biological data and enjoy engaging with other programmers and scientists in a collaborative team environment.
    • Design, development, and deployment of modern data-intensive scientific applications, within a microservice architecture
    • Integration of complex bioinformatics data, implementation of specialised algorithms for search/data analysis and use of AI tools
    • Design and implementation of cloud-ready deployments using containerization and modern cloud technologies
    • Analysis, refactoring and adaptation of legacy code to conform to new architecture designs
    • Debugging, testing, troubleshooting
    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 21FA1062
    Posting Open Date 05/17/2022
    Posting Close Date


    Minimum Education and Experience
    • PhD or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, or a related discipline, or a comparable combination of education and experience developing modern scientific data applications
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
    Experience with Python, document databases (e.g., MongoDB), search and data access tools (e.g., ElasticSearch and GraphQL)
    Scientific background in any of the following areas would be considered a major plus: Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genomics.
    Experience working with large and complex scientific datasets would also be considered a plus.
    Equipment Utilized
    Physical Demands and Work Environment
    Onsite in academic and collaborative working environment
    Outstanding Benefits Package
    RCSB PDB is a friendly and collaborative working environment with excellent professional development opportunities. At Rutgers, this academic position offers New Jersey state benefits and a faculty-level salary. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options.
    About RCSB PDB
    The work at RCSB PDB ( focuses on data analysis, integration, and transformation, and the presentation and visualization of data using complex interactive graphical user interfaces. An important aspect is to provide users with 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.
    The candidate should be comfortable working in a dynamic environment, and able to demonstrate an ability to think creatively, generate new ideas, and implement solutions. The candidate should also show an eagerness to learn new skills and technologies.

    Posting Details

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    Quick Link to Posting
    Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
    Location Details
    Pre-employment Screenings

    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.

    Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

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

    Optional Documents

    1. Other Documents (4)
    2. Resume/CV

    To apply for this job please visit