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[ccp4bb] 3D Visualization Postdoc at RCSB PDB: San Diego, California

The University of California, San Diego seeks to fill an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the RCSB Protein Data Bank.

Job description

Your challenge is to develop web-based, innovative scientific visualization tools for 3D biomolecular structures to help accelerate research and training in biology, medicine, and related disciplines.

Areas of focus include:

• Innovative representations for 3D structural data

• Visualizations for comparative analyses

• Multiscale rendering for exploring large structures


Your work will reach an audience of more than 1 million RCSB PDB Data Consumers when deployed as interactive features for the RCSB PDB website (http://www.rcsb.org).


The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. in one or more of the following research areas:

Structural Bioinformatics, or related field with a focus on software development

Computer Science with a focus on scientific visualization


-Demonstrated proficiency in _javascript_ as a general-purpose programming language 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.


Compensation depends on postdoctoral experience level in accordance with UC Salary Scale (12/1/16). Please see chart at http://postdoc.ucsd.edu/appointment-guidelines/index.html

About UC San Diego, San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Protein Data Bank

The position is available immediately in the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC).
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 US national research community, including industry and academia.

The RCSB PDB (http://www.rcsb.org) represents the preeminent source of experimentally determined macromolecular structure information for research and teaching in fundamental biology, medicine, and bioenergy. With more than 1 million users from over 160 countries around the world, the RCSB PDB is one of the leading worldwide Biological Databases. Our group is responsible for RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB) west-coast operations.


To be considered, please submit your CV and cover letter (optional) with contact information to Cole Christie at cole.christie@rcsb.org.

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity employer, both foreign and domestic applicants are encouraged to apply.